Specialization in Leadership in Aging Studies


The increasing older adult population means there is a demand for experts in the field of aging studies. To prepare you for advanced roles in this growing field, we offer the Leadership and Aging Studies specialization.

This specialization is intended for those interested in pursuing leadership positions in aging, including long-term care, social services, service management, and research and evaluation. It is also designed to be preparation to sit for the Illinois Nursing Home Administrator’s License. The program meets the competencies outlined by the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.

Courses in statistics and analysis, administration and management, aging and families, as well as additional coursework through internships and teaching, are designed to give you the expertise to become a leader in organizations, services and research focused on aging.

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