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Bachelor's Degree - Natural Health Science
Gerontology via distance learning
This Bachelor's Degree of gerontology studies the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive, and biological aspects of aging. It is different from geriatrics, a branch of medical science concerned with the prevention and treatment of diseases in older people. Gerontology explores how to improve the quality of life and promote the well-being of people as they age through research, education, and the application of interdisciplinary knowledge of the aging process and aging populations.
A Bachelor's Degree online via distance learning is the equivalent of a four years college degree. More info...
* 130 credits above a Secondary School.
* Duration ranges from 1 to 3 years.
* Program Structure: 100% based on textbooks.
* Admission is open for adults over 23 years of age.
* General education minimum requirements: 40 credits. A minimum transfer of 40 credits from previous education should be accounted as an equivalent of general education credits towards the Bachelor's Degree online via distance learning.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned undergraduate credit: 70 Euros (90 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
130 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Gerontology via distance learning
130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 40 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience)
+ 66 Academic credits - Gerontology Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 40 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) More info...
TRANS - Credits transferred from previous education
Bircham International University recognizes and transfers academic credits earned at other educational institutions.
CFLEX - Credits validated from professional experience
Bircham International University may recognize knowledge and skills from work and life experiences.
+ 66 Academic credits: Gerontology Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
General college level continuing education course. No pre-requisites.
201GER - Physical Activity & Wellness
202GER - Therapeutic Exercise
203GER - Human Body & Mind
204GER - Understanding Disease
205GER - Principles of Yoga
206GER - Holistic Nutrition
207GER - Marriage & Family Relations
208GER - Mind, Body & Spirit
311GER - Oriental Therapies
312GER - Sexual Pleasure Education
313GER - Gerontology Health Policy
314GER - Emotional Intelligence
315GER - Wellness & Health
316GER - Spiritual Wellness
317GER - Disabilities & Assistive Technology
318GER - Nutrition in Aging
421GER - Human Pathology
422GER - Anti-Aging Therapy
423GER - Nutrition & Chronic Disease
424GER - Nutrition in Acute Care
425GER - Thanatology Death Studies
426GER - Gerontology
Bibliography: Gerontology via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.
Other additional subjects - For example:
Ayurveda - Science of Life
Diets & Fasting
Healing Practices & Rituals
Long Term Care
Movement & Meditation
Movement & Physical Development
Natural Beauty & Cosmetics
Personal Growth Techniques
Senses Awareness & Development
Touch & Palpation
Admission requirements: Bachelor's - Gerontology
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Bachelor's - Gerontology
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 4. Specialized knowledge and comprehension.
Outcome resulting from comprehensive reading and classification of the main concepts of the book.
After a comprehensive reading of the course suggested textbook, the student will explain the interrelationships, hierarchy, and overall meaning of Gerontology key concepts. The selected concepts will then become the skeleton for the development of the required written report. Several reviews and adjustments of the course contents will be necessary to meet the 20 to 35 pages report length limits and demonstrate a solid and specialized knowledge about Gerontology. More info...
EQF LEVEL 5. Applicable knowledge and problem resolution.
Outcome resulting from course content analysis and practical applications included in the report.
The student is required to illustrate the contents with examples of practical application or case studies to analyze the effect and potential results of the application of the knowledge about Gerontology. This process also involves the transformation of the information learned: graphic and numeric data into verbal and vice versa; as well as interpreting, explaining, and summarizing the main ideas of Gerontology and their applicability in the professional field of Natural Health Science. More info...
Bachelor's Degree - Natural Health Science
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Bachelor's Degree - Gerontology