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Gerontology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greater Sudbury, Canada| Online
Although it is housed in the Faculty of Health, the Gerontology  program at Laurentian University  is open to all B.A. students as a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 
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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. 

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.

Career

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Introduction to Gerontology: Understanding Aging Today
  • Introduction to Gerontology: Caring For the Elderly in Canada
  • Optimal Aging 
  • Men and Aging
  • End-Of-Life: Care With Older Adults
  • Fit for Life: Physical Activity and Aging
  • Art Therapy and Aging
  • Critical Skills for the Gerontologist 
  •  Counselling Older Adults
  • Internship in Gerontology
  • Applied Research Methods in Gerontology 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcripts. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Official high school diploma. If documents are in your native language, please provide a notarized and officially translated copy in either English or French
  • Proof of language skill:English for English language programs or French for French language programs
  • Applicants must meet both language requirements for bilingual programs
  • A resume or CV specifying current education and work experience 
  • A copy of a valid passport (both sides)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6000 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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