Gerontology is a fascinating scientific and practical field that has seen immense advancement due to significant shifts in demographic processes that affect the population both in Israel and abroad.
In recent years, technological, medical, economic, and social changes have led to the development and expansion of this field, a fact that is reflected, among other things, in the increase in human life expectancy.
Gerontology touches many fields such as medicine, nursing, social work, law, economics, psychology, architecture, and more.
Considering that 95% of the elderly population of Israel, prefers to age at home, this curriculum emphasizes the need to create and manage services that are appropriate for this population, which chooses to stay in their current living arrangements.
The master's degree in aging services at the Netanya Academic College trains skilled professionals in handling and managing services for this demographic.
Of those who join the program, many come from the field and their goal is to obtain knowledge in management, there are those who want to retrain in the field and some that see aging care as a calling.
Head of the Program – Doctor Aviva Kaplan
An anthropologist, with over 20 years of experience in the field of gerontology. A certified director from the Ministry of Labor and Welfare for the management of homes for the elderly. Served as a consultant to an entrepreneurial company engaged in the construction of assisted living facilities. For many years she managed an assisted living facility, one of the first in Israel. Board member of the Israeli Gerontological Association. Gerontologist and expert in designing an age-friendly living environment.
Among her books – an introduction to heaven, like dolls in a shop window.
About the program
Certification studies in Gerontology at the Netanya College are innovative and unique in Israel. This one-of-a-kind program combines aging care studies with business administration and aims to train managers that can offer a variety of services to senior citizens and elderly populations. We aim to educate a new type of manager that is very much necessary these days.
The curriculum includes, among other things, practical experience in clinical research fields of aging – as part of this experience, students will be asked to prepare practical management plans. They will also be exposed to law and ethics, topics from the fields of medicine, geriatrics, and psychology, management of organizations and homes for the elderly, the importance of urban planning for senior citizens, and aspects of financing and financial management, economics and marketing.
At the end of the second year, students will submit a concluding seminar internship that will reflect the entirety of the subjects studied and will also be based on their practical experience.
The program we offer is unique in that it offers training for a new generation of gerontologists, who would be tuned in to the ever-changing world, and give them the tools and expertise to adapt to them
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