Bridgepoint Education, Inc. NYSE: BPIa provider of post-secondary education services focusing on higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has created a new Bachelor of Arts degree program in Adult Development. This targeted degree will be the foundation of many careers that support America's growing adult population, applicable to industries such as health care, social services, public administration, legal representation and law enforcement.
Leap beyond traditional expectations with innovations that punctuate every part of the program. Applicable for workplace, community, and post-secondary environments, courses feature applied projects delivered in unique modular formats. Relevant in your workplace.
Alternative Higher Education. Both the content and process of graduate education promote adult development. As developing people, adults usually enroll in graduate programs at times when they are building or changing the structure of their lives. Graduate programs, particularly nontraditional programs, can address both the growing adult as well as uphold relevant standards of intellectual excellence and professional expertise.
The Adult Development and Aging focus of the Human Development graduate program is distinguished by world-renowned faculty. Faculty in ADA employ rigorous analytic techniques in examining research questions in topic areas such as cognitive functioning, family caregiving, elder abuse and neglect, relationships in later life, and chronic health conditions. The doctoral program in Adult Development and Aging ADA prepares professionals for participation in academic, research, governmental, and private organizations.
The program can be completed comfortably within two years, or it is possible to fast-track and complete within one year by taking multiple courses per session. Complete four 4 compulsory courses and one 1 elective course to earn a Certificate of Completion. Examine the principles and processes of adult learning for their application during the design and delivery of learning experiences for contemporary environments.
The Adult Development major focuses on health and well-being from young adulthood to old age within the context of changing family relationships and diverse social and cultural influences. Courses focus on current research and theory in adult development and aging, family relationships, human sexuality, social policy and community services. Field placements and community service learning opportunities enable students to gain knowledge, skills and values appropriate for work with individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
We believe that each consumer is a unique individual with personal interests, aptitudes and skills. Each must be supported and instructed in the living skills area that best suit their wants and needs. The ADC Program works to the benefit of each program participant by providing program choice, improved quality of life, community integration, freedom and choice of activity.
YDS supports the GRYD initiative with intervention support where we respond to gang-related incidents to help reduce the likelihood of retaliation and reduce tensions in affected GRYD areas. We engage in peacekeeping and mediation between gang members and rival gangs, and provide support to individuals and families affected by gang-related activity. YDS works directly with individuals and families to provide family case management, transitional support, academic guidance, job readiness tools, and personal development workshops to help our participants live healthy and productive lives.