Education

Gerontology Programs in Alberta

Alberta Centre on Aging

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.

Burman University

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.

Grant MacEwan College

Program: Gerontological Nursing Certificate program

Intended Audience: For Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, or Licensed Practical Nurses.

Lethbridge Community College

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.

Medicine Hat College

Program: Health Care Aide Certificate

Intended Audience: Training includes dementia care and the needs of the elderly/disabled adult.

Red Deer College

Program: Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association Certificate
(Offered through Continuing Education)

Intended Audience: For seniors’ housing site managers and activity coordinators.

University of Alberta

Department of Human Ecology

Programs: MSc in Aging; PhD in Aging;

Intended Audience: Can concentrate in gerontology.

Faculty of Nursing

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

University of Calgary

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