Changing perceptions and stereotypes around aging

Aging Services is an introductory course designed for individuals looking to better support and understand our rapidly growing aging population. This course explores support systems, services and policy considerations designed to meet the needs of older adults. It covers essential topics such as the physical and mental changes associated with aging, common health issues in older adults, strategies for effective communication with seniors, and the importance of aging individuals to maintain well-being and quality of life. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, a family member, or someone interested in working in the field, this course is a valuable starting point for all.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify characteristics of older adults, assess demographic changes, describe shifts in population aging, recognize stereotypes and myths surrounding ageism, investigate common health disparities, evaluate programs and services, and explore workforce development and career options. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective support to aging individuals, enabling them to age with grace and maintain a high quality of life. This introductory online course serves as an ideal starting point for those eager to pursue careers in elder care or simply to become more compassionate and capable caregivers to their aging loved ones.


Flexible schedule

Course is 8 weeks long, entirely online, and self-paced.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

You will enhance your resume with critical skills.

Career Pathways in Aging Services

Approximate return on investment for each academic pathway

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Pathway 1: Enter the workforce quickly. Complete the Aging Services course and immediately enter the workforce.

  • Median salary is $30,100 year.

Pathway 2: Continue your academic journey and earn an Aging Services Leadership Digital Badge.

  • Median salary is $38,000 a year.

Pathway 3: Continue your academic journey and earn an Aging Services Leadership Certificate. Roles include being an assistant activity director or other positions in senior communities.

  • Median salary is $42,000 a year.

Pathway 4: Continue your academic journey and earn a degree in Aging Services Leadership, which allows you to increase your earning potential. You can find a job as an Activity Director or other similar roles with seniors.

  • Median salary is $55,000 a year.

Pathway 5: Continue even further in your education with a Master’s in Health Administration and earn more money with a license from the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Board.

  • Median salary is $110,000 a year.

About the Aging Services Course

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362