The brain can handle higher education later in life
Older adults with an interest in pursuing a degree at a Christian university may not look like the average college student, but that does not mean their brain is not sharp enough to take in new information. In fact, the human brain is wired to absorb new information throughout life, according to Reuters.
The news source recently spoke to Mark Walton, author of the new book, Boundless Potential: Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond. Walton worked as a CNN correspondent for roughly 25 years before changing careers midlife and becoming a business consultant. While writing his book, Walton spoke to other individuals who had made a successful career change in their 50s and early 60s.
Walton combined his research with those of scientific studies to produce the book, which some adult students may find to be an inspiring read. After all, it highlights the fact that the brain is designed for constant reinvention, as opposed to retirement.
If older adults feel as though they can handle college later in life, then they should consider enrolling in Christian colleges or universities that provide programs for students like them. For instance, Trinity International University offers several degrees through its Online Adult Degree Completion Program, according to the school’s website.