Applied Gerontology

Applied Gerontology

Older persons expect professional advice, counseling and support in all domains of living such as work, housing, leisure, social participation and care. The corresponding professionals must be able to offer integrated support by translating these wishes and needs into practical actions.

Unique programme

Applied Gerontology is a unique multidisciplinary BSc programme. The professional competencies involve: development and realisation of age-friendly services, (application of) knowledge of the aging process, co-creation, connection and cooperation, detecting and utilising opportunities, and professionalisation. Courses have a strong link with practise and practice based research. As a student from abroad you have the opportunity to attend our courses, either in practice or in classroom.


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Buddy-students available

Courses are in English and all study material is provided in English. In some courses you're working together with other students, while in others study is more self-directed. Each student is provided a 'buddy-student'. This student acts as companion, and gives support in all aspects of learning.

Innovative learning context

Applied Gerontology is a new and ambitious program. It focus on providing and developing services with and for older persons. This program has strong ties with profit and non-profit organisations. Besides, faculty is engaged in research aimed at improving services for and life of older people.

Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you will get study credits that may count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So studying at Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your overall study time. You will make a ‘learning agreement’ covering your stay.

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