Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies Learning Opportunities

Whether you call it engaged learning, experiential learning or just being adventurous, we hope you will explore the learning opportunities that spark your interests, strengths and passions. At MSUM we’re committed to providing you the best opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your entire university career. You’ll be able to explore your passion as part of campus organization or gain hands-on experience by collaborating with community organizations for service learning and internship opportunities.

With the help of Leadership and Innovation in Aging Studies faculty members, you can complete applied research projects during your internship. These projects are designed to advance your knowledge in the field of aging and senior support services and give you an opportunity to present your student research project at and other venues.

You and your classmates may have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led trips to conferences, including the Minnesota Gerontological Society Annual Conference and the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference.

Your required Leadership and Innovation in Aging Studies internship provides practical experience based upon the theoretical foundations learned in the classroom. You will develop your skills under the guidance of an experienced executive. The hands-on immersion in the field reinforces a commitment to the profession and helps to narrow your career path.

If you want to live in an educational environment surrounded by others with the same passion for human services the Human Services learning community is for you. Learning communities provide outstanding opportunity to increase academic success and make connections with those in your major like criminal justice, psychology, social work or sociology.

With the help of Leadership and Innovation in Aging Studies faculty member, you may have an opportunity to earn Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) license to practice in MN and ND. Please contact Dr. Jitendra Singh for additional details.

You will have the option to complete LIAS program in completely online or hybrid medium of instruction. Hybrid course offerings allow students to complete face-to-face classes in addition to online classes.

MSUM and the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership encourage opportunities and support travel to conferences and events. You’ll enjoy networking opportunities and a wide range of services to help launch your career in leadership and innovation in aging studies (senior support organizations).

A study abroad experience will elevate your personal and professional growth while developing cultural sensitivity required to provide highly efficient patient-centered care. In a study tour group, you’ll get a unique opportunity to learn about healthcare delivery in international healthcare settings. These faculty-led experiences integrate a global perspective of educational preparation, healthcare delivery and healthcare policy in an international environment. Faculty and students embark on international study experiences regularly, with additional opportunities continually being explored. Please contact the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership for more information about the Dominican Republic and Ireland study abroad opportunities.