The Geriatric Health online degree program at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences will prepare students to be leaders in the field of geriatric health.
Master of Geriatric Health (M.G.H.) is one of the accredited online degree programs at the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, designed to meet the needs of the busy professional. This allows the student to complete the program in as little as 18 months up to 42 months. It is a 60 credit hour, 15-course program.
Professional opportunities for Master of Geriatric Health graduates are numerous and varied. Meeting the needs of the elderly population is of growing concern to communities throughout the United States. As the proportion of the elderly in our society grows, healthcare professionals will be spending more time managing their care. In general, older persons tend to require more healthcare services than younger people. There will clearly be a great demand for geriatric health managers. Care of the elderly will be one of the most challenging and exciting careers combining the biological, psychological, and social changes associated with growing older.
Geriatric health care is one of the fastest growing specialties in the United States. The number of people 65 years and older (currently about 34.7 million) will double during the next 30 years and the number of Americans aged 80 and older is expected to rise from 9.2 million today to 31.6 million by the year 2050. Professional opportunities for Geriatric Health graduates are numerous and varied.
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university
- Completed admissions application
- Official transcript from degree granting institution
- Non-refundable application fee submitted with application
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale)
- Completion of SHM 101 - SHM New Student Orientation with a score of 80% or higher