Gerontology Programs in Alberta
Visit the link above for a complete listing of courses in aging/gerontology at the four universities in Alberta, maintained by the Alberta Centre on Aging.
Program: Certificate in Gerontology. Program can also be taken as a minor in a BA degree.
Intended Audience: For students who want to learn and apply behavioral science principles in a Geriatric Care Centre.
Program: Gerontological Nursing Certificate program
Intended Audience: For Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, or Licensed Practical Nurses.
Program: Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation (Gerontology)Course work can be applied toward a degree at University of Calgary, Athabasca University, University of Regina, or University of Lethbridge.
Intended Audience: For students who want to become Recreational Therapists.Students will learn how to plan and deliver therapeutic recreation services when working with the elderly.
Program: Health Care Aide Certificate
Intended Audience: Training includes dementia care and the needs of the elderly/disabled adult.
Program: Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association Certificate
(Offered through Continuing Education)
Intended Audience: For seniors’ housing site managers and activity coordinators.
University of Alberta
Programs: MSc in Aging; PhD in Aging;
Intended Audience: Can concentrate in gerontology.
Program: MN with Specialization in Aging; Nurse Practitioner (Adult); PhD; Innovations in Seniors Care Research Unit
Intended Audience: For nurses to concentrate in gerontology and/or research on aging-related topics
Program: Master’s/ PhD. in Psychology; Applied Developmental Science
Intended Audience: Can research aging-related topics.
Program: MSW in Social Work
Intended Audience: Can concentrate in gerontological social work.
Program: MSc/PhD in Psychology; Perception, Aging, and Cognitive Ergonomics
Intended Audience: Can research aging-related topics