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The Gerontology program studies old age and the aging process. The purpose is to increase knowledge about old age and to improve the quality of life for older adults. The study of aging has worldwide significance in light of increasing life expectancy and the greying of baby boomers in the industrial nations.
With Canada’s population aging faster than those in most Western countries, working with seniors will become more common in all career fields in the near future and will create new opportunities for careers in gerontology.
• Three or four-year programs, and a three-year distance education program, lead to a Bachelor of Arts
• Students focus on the biomedical, psychological, sociological, environmental, cultural, religious and ethical aspects of gerontology
• Program is aimed at both undergraduate students and human service professionals
• Internship component gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience in the field
• Also available: Certificate of Gerontology (for students of other programs) and Certificate in Clinical Gerontology (in cooperation with community colleges)
Based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English
• 5 other courses
• Minimum average of 70%
Graduate studies, banking and accounting, law and insurance, seniors’ residences, health promotion and education, retirement home administration, occupational therapy for disabled seniors, private business that assists with daily living, healthcare, human kinetics, long-term care, ministry and pastoral services, social work…
Relevant graduate study opportunities at Laurentian:
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist. Formal collaborative agreements with Cambrian, Georgian and George Brown colleges are also in place for this program.