The Gerontology Multidiscipline, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is offered on a part-time basis through the Faculty of Social & Community Services. Courses are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate students who are working in the field.
The population of persons 65 years of age and older is increasing at a significant rate. The aging of Canada's baby boom generation is resulting in a growing demand for highly trained staff, possessing a holistic understanding of the aging process and the skills required to work effectively with older adults.
The Gerontology Multidiscipline program is ideal for persons who are working with older adults in either community or institutional settings. Interprofessional collaboration, with students entering the program having diverse backgrounds in social, recreation and health fields, will be encouraged in the classroom. There is a strong focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of practice. Working from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to the study of aging, the certificate encompasses a wide range of topic areas relevant to persons working with or on behalf of older persons.
Course work is scheduled on a staggered basis throughout each semester to enable students to realistically take more than one course per term. The certificate can be completed in one or two years. The program has three intakes per year. Tuition is payable per course at the time of registration. Upon acceptance, students may also elect to take one or several courses of interest without having to commit to completing the entire program.
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|GERN 5001: Gerontology and Diversity in Aging|
|GERN 5002: Psychological and Social Aspects of Aging|
|GERN 5003: Physical Aging, Wellness and Promotion of Abilities|
|GERN 5004: Mental Health and Working with Older Adults at Risk|
|GERN 5005: Interpersonal Skills and Counselling with Older Adults|
|GERN 5006: Social Policy and the Long-Term Care System|
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