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Bachelor Gerontologie (B.A.)

Gerontology is the ideal preparation for the challenges that the aging population poses to our society. 

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Language : German

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Do you want to advocate for the needs of older people and sustainably increase their quality of life with the help of targeted measures and concepts? The demographic change in our society poses new challenges for all of us and requires continued adaptation of structures in many different respects. This phenomenon requires experts who are trained in operative, planning, coordination, consulting, and teaching activities. The bachelor study course Gerontology at the IU University will enrich you with interdisciplinary expert knowledge. This expertise will support you later on, for example, as a speaker for senior citizen work, senior citizen consultant, or social worker in the elderly care on a municipal level or in the free economy. 

The curriculum of the IU study course Gerontology is based on the basic subject catalogue of the German Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics (DGGG). You will be taught basic know-how in the fields of geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry, geriatric psychology, intervention gerontology, geriatric sociology, adult education, as well as social policy. This also includes interdisciplinary skills and knowledge of relevant framework conditions. Furthermore, there is the possibility to obtain a qualification as a nursing consultant in accordance with § 7a SGB XI and a selection of individual specialisations to specifically prepare you for your preferred field of activity. These speciasations include consulting, outpatient or inpatient nursing care for the sick and elderly, or corporate health management. 

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Your studies in Gerontology  are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills. 

Consultant for seniors

As a consultant for seniors, you develop concepts that set up the framework for an active and socially integrated life in old age. You plan and promote new offerings for long-term, independent living in familiar surroundings and for pioneering work with seniors. In your work, you stand up for the interests of the older generation. 

Consultant for the elderly

As a consultant for the elderly, you are an expert on issues faced by elderly people and advise them and their relatives on central topics such as elderly-friendly living, home care, health and long-term care insurance benefits. Your goal is to maintain and promote the quality of life and self-determination of older people in their homes. 

Social workers in care facilities for the elderly

As a social worker in care facilities for the elderly, you work on preventing, managing, and solving the social problems faced by elderly people. You stand by them as they cope with everyday life, motivate them to occupy themselves in meaningful ways, and take on planning and administrative tasks. You will work in retirement and nursing homes as well as in rehabilitation clinics, daycare centres for the elderly, and geriatric hospitals.

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For maximum flexibility and maximum success - study 100% online 

  • Ideal for graduating with maximum flexibility: study when, where and how you want.  
  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
  • Take exams online or locally if you wish    
  • Maximum support from tutors, professors and study coaches 

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