Become a service professional for one of Canada’s fastest growing populations.
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.
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.
As a first year Gerontology student coming to Laurentian, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I soon fell in love with the program and everything it has to offer. I especially love the amazing faculty and professors of this department who strive for you to excel and love the program as much as they do. I would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career within the study of the aging population as well as issues associated with aging as the baby boomers age and the demand for gerontologists continue to grow.