Master of Professional Studies in Aging Services Leadership

Program Overview

Lipscomb University has made a commitment to help find lasting and meaningful solutions to long-term and post-acute care challenges in the United States. The School of TransformAging®’s Aging Services Leadership program aspires to offer the Nation’s most innovative graduate degree in aging services and to educate a new workforce who will passionately pursue careers with the aging and demonstrate a holistic skill set. 

The Master of Professional Studies graduate degree in Aging Services Leadership is a 30-hour program which incorporates a curriculum-spanning applied project. The program is designed to prepare students academically and professionally for many career opportunities in the aging services profession. The multi-disciplinary curriculum requires students to complete 10 three-credit-hour classes. Each course, with the exception of the Capstone, is taught in a one-month period. Classes are offered primarily online, allowing students to complete the program in one year. Cohort meets face to face approximately quarterly for field trips and experiential learning.

Courses in Aging Hours
AGE 6003 Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach* 3
AGE 6013 Ethical Issues in Aging  3
AGE 6103 The Care Continuum and Delivery System Trends* 3
AGE 6203 Innovations in Aging   3
AGE 6303 Leadership in Aging Services* 3
AGE 6603 Elder Mediation and Intergenerational Communication* 3
AGE 6613 Spiritual Formation in the Aging and Aged 3
AGE 6513 Aging Policy and Finance 3
AGE 6993 TransformAging® Project: Capstone 3

Elective: One graduate level elective chosen to meet individual student career objectives. Any AGE graduate course, any CORE graduate level competency course or another graduate course approved by the academic director may fulfill the three hour elective requirement.

* These four courses constitute the Graduate Certificate in Aging Services Leadership.