Online Health Sciences Degree from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning


Demand has never been higher for health care professionals who specialize in gerontology. Earn an online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Gerontology emphasis) from Excelsior College, and you can acquire the skills and expertise you need to become a leader in this growing industry sector.

One of the nation's most popular colleges among working health care professionals, Excelsior caters to employed adults who need to balance education with work and family commitments. Excelsior offers flexible online gerontology classes that fit conveniently into busy schedules and tight budgets.

In addition, our student-friendly online bachelor's in health science allows you to:

  • Earn academic credit for professional licenses and certificates. Very few institutions offer this benefit, which can reduce your course load. 
  • Get maximum transfer credit for approved courses from accredited colleges. You'll need fewer Excelsior courses to graduate, saving you time and money.
  • Save money via our affordable tuition and flexible payment options. And here's an added benefit: There's no enrollment fee*.
  • Interact directly with experienced gerontology faculty and other students via Excelsior's online communities.
  • Get academic support from our award-winning advising team.

* Excelsior College partners must pay enrollment fee.

Earn a Career-building Health Sciences Degree in Less Time, for Less Money

An educational innovator since 1971, Excelsior has a reputation as an academic leader among online colleges. We develop our online gerontology classes with direct input from industry experts, so you'll gain practical knowledge you can use on the job from day one.

You'll work closely with top-notch professors who have years of professional gerontology experience. Our program cultivates skills in subjects such as:

  • Psychology of aging
  • Physiology of aging
  • Social policy and the elderly
  • Service provision for older patients

With longer life spans, new technologies, and the aging of the baby-boom generation, gerontology professionals will play an increasingly valuable role in health care for the foreseeable future.

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.

Minimum of 120 credits: 60 in arts and sciences, 60 in health sciences courses, including 9 credits in the area of emphasis. See the credit requirements in chart form.

By completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate leadership skills within organizations and evolving health care systems.
  2. Identify and evaluate evidence to guide decision making.
  3. Use a systematic approach and higher order thinking in responding to health care issues and societal needs.
  4. Integrate knowledge of culture and an appreciation for diversity in planning and evaluating health care.
  5. Implement evolving technologies in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health care.
  6. Incorporate multiple strategies of communication to establish collaborative relationships with clients, members of the multidisciplinary team, and other stakeholders.
  7. Analyze legal, ethical, and policy issues within health care delivery systems.
  8. Implement specialized knowledge and skills in the management and delivery of health care services.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning in pursuit of excellence in the practice of a health care profession.

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