We are experiencing an unprecedented growth in the elderly population, which brings older people and the related challenges of aging into more prominence than ever. The challenge presented by this ageing society calls for new experts with up-to-date knowledge and original innovations. Due to biological findings, we can anticipate ongoing improvements in the length of our lives and expect a future with more years to live.
However, optimal ageing is not only a matter of how to maintain good health up to the highest ages: even more important is how to remain independent and how to participate in valuable social activities. For this, vitality is a prominent new concept. This international Masters will provide you with the extensive knowledge and dedicated skills which will enable you to contribute to enhancing the lives of elderly people. By increasing your knowledge of the biological,
individual and societal perspectives on vitality and ageing, you will be prepared to play a role in improving the future of our ageing society.
Students in the Masters have various (health) backgrounds and experience; these varying backgrounds inspire