Distance Learning Programmes in Applied Sciences & Professions

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Applied professions, or vocational professions, refer to disciplines that focus on offering a particular set of skills for a specific type of occupation. These types of studies usually provide necessary practical knowledge and training for graduates to succeed in the chosen subject. As opposed to broader scientific studies, applied professions focus more on practical training rather than on theory and conceptual knowledge.

Applied sciences converts knowledge belonging to natural sciences and applies it into real world practice. Examples include engineering disciplines, based on knowledge from physics and mathematics, or medical disciplines based on the science of biology. Programmes in applied sciences usually offer highly specialised technical degrees. Disciplines included in the applied professions field include: design, fashion, emergency management, consumer science, food science, library science, museum science, and more.

Although initially part of the non-academic spectrum, applied professions are starting to be recognised in higher education settings, providing credit for prior learning as well as stand-alone degree programmes at undergraduate or post-graduate levels. Institutions such as polytechnics, universities, or community colleges typically provide applied professions education. Students of applied professions programmes will gain skills they can apply to solve problems and provide solutions to a variety of situations in their chosen occupation.

Careers in applied professions include highly specialised positions in highly diversified industries such as retail, tourism, information technology, funeral services, luxury products, as well as in the traditional crafts.

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Suggested Online Programmes Applied Sciences & Professions

M.Sc. Emergency Management - Public Management and Leadership

In Walden’s MS in Emergency Management program, you can gain the advanced training and leadership skills necessary to lead emergency response efforts and develop disaster prevention and response plans. The program offers a range of specializations as well as the opportunity to prepare to earn certificates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

United States
M.Sc. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Walden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling prepares you to work with families to resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing and school issues, and family violence.

United States
Master Social Work

Prepare to advance your social work career with a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker.

United States
Bachelor Humanitarian and Community Studies

The Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies at Charles Darwin University will enable students to understand, critically analyse and apply concepts of human service delivery in the field of humanitarian aid, social and especially community engagement. The degree provides students with essential knowledge and skills required to work with individuals, groups and communities in remote Australia and developing countries.

Australia