Supporting and enhancing the lives of the aging person and their families is a growing and dynamic field. In fact, for the first time in Canadian history, there are more people over the age of 65, than under the age of 15, which means careers working with seniors are in demand.
This graduate certificate program is designed to offer students the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their professional practice in the care of aging adults. Students with previous experience in social work, recreation and leisure, developmental disabilities and allied health, will develop expertise in the collaborative person-centered care of the aging person through advanced concepts such as geriatric mental health, cultural diversity, thanatology, therapeutic recreation and inclusive practice.
Students will also be provided a 200 hour, interprofessional field placement which includes research opportunities within a community organization. This valuable experience prepares graduates for employment in a range of settings including senior centers, day and leisure programs, research and education services, retirement homes, long term care facilities, group homes and home support services.
This program will provide a broad range of community service and health care professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with older adults. Graduates may find employment opportunities in settings such as retirement, long term care, group homes, day programs, case management and home support services.
- Minimum Level of Education Required: 2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
- Min GPA: 65.0%
- Relevant academic background information is required
PAY ONLINE TO REGISTER WITH US
INR 5950.00 *
*Inclusive of applicable tax