New Graduate Certificate Program Prepares Local and Global Health Care Professionals To Meet Needs of Aging Population
By 2034, U.S. Census data show that the number of Americans age 65 and older will for the first time outnumber those under 18. By 2050, there will be an estimated 2.1 billion people in the world age 65 and older. With more people living longer, the demand for professionals specializing in aging is growing across a wide range of disciplines, including health care, long-term care, social services and business. “On top of the emerging demographic trends, COVID-19 has revealed particular vulnerabilities of older adults. With more and more people understanding the importance of studying aging, we’re seeing increased demand around the world for this type of education and research,” said Carol Gregorio, PhD, assistant vice provost of Global Health Sciences and interim director of UArizona Health Sciences Global and Online.