Capella University Launches Gerontology Specialization within its MS in Human Services Online Degree Program

October 31, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, October 31, 2007 – Capella University (, an accredited*, fully online university based in Minneapolis, announced today that it is offering a new Gerontology specialization within its Master of Science in Human Services online degree program. The curriculum was designed around the recommendations of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).   Numerous health and human service professions are already experiencing a shortage of workers with skills and experience in caring for older adults. With the number of people ages 65 and older expected to double in the next few decades, according to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the demand for gerontology skills will become even more acute.   “The aging of the population creates opportunities and challenges in many health and human service fields,” said Suzanne Holmes, DPA, public health program chair for Capella’s School of Human Services. “Working with an older population requires special skills, including an understanding of biological, epidemiological, social, and psychological issues related to aging, and the care and services that can promote productive aging. Our curriculum is designed to help professionals from a wide range of occupations develop the skills they need to work with an aging population.” Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its MS in Human Services, Gerontology specialization. For more information, please call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), option 3, or e-mail Review of this specialization is pending in AZ, FL, KY, OH, SC, and WA. Contact an enrollment counselor for additional information. About Capella UniversityFounded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited*, fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, public health, human services, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, health, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella offers 104 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs, as of October 23, 2007. The online university currently serves more than 19,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552). *Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), 

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6 Responses to “Capella University Launches Gerontology Specialization within its MS in Human Services Online Degree Program”

  1. great blog keep up the good posting

  2. Boyd Says:

    These distance learning universities all offer Ph.Ds.
    Can anyone rank them in descending order of total students registered (Total student body population in Ph.D programs) in any type of Ph.D program.
    I assume University of Phoenix is number one. Perhaps Capella or Walden is number two.

    1. UOP
    2. Capella
    3. Walden
    4. North Central
    5. Fielding
    6. Argosy
    7. Nova Southeastern
    8. A.T. Still
    9. Liberty
    10. Jones International

    Here is an excellent list of distance learning universities. Most do not offer Doctorate/Ph.D.
    If you can provide the information, please email me at:

    Thank you,

  3. Avast Says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Avast.

  4. vivek Says:

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  5. Naresh Says:

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  6. The link to the article didn’t work, but the 2 lines you posted were enough to totally freak me out. That’s awful! I can’t even imagine. Gosh. Click

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