Gerontology

Become a service professional for one of Canada’s fastest growing populations.

Overview

The aging population is booming. Pursue a career with knowledge of age-related issues and solutions.

Gerontology is the study of older people and the issues associated with aging. Although it is housed in the Faculty of Health, the program in Gerontology is open to all B.A. students as a minor, concentration, major or specialization. Students learn using a multidisciplinary, intergenerational and cross-cultural approach to aging. The curriculum is based on many disciplines, including physiology, psychology, biology, religious studies, ethics, sociology and public policy.

 

Faculty members

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Key Features

The three-year BA degree in distance education is the first of its kind in Canada.
Aging and age-related services will soon become an aspect of many different services.
Learn to provide high quality services to one of Canada’s fastest growing populations.

Career Opportunities

Graduate studies, law and insurance, older adults’ residences, health promotion and education, retirement home administration, occupational therapy, private business that assists with daily living, healthcare, human kinetics, long-term care, ministry and pastoral services, social work, human service professionals, researchers, program directors, administrators and small business owners.

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