Gerontology - Interprofessional Practice Fanshawe College

About this Program

Level: Graduate Certificate in Gerontology - Interprofessional Practice

Discpline: Social Work

Length: 2 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00 waived
Tuition Fee: $14,466.00

London Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sept, 2022 Sept 1, 2022 closed
Jan, 2023 Nov 1, 2022 closed

Toronto Campus Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Sept, 2022 May 1, 2022 closed
Jan, 2023 Nov 1, 2022 closed

Program Description

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-centred care of the aging person through advanced concepts such as geriatric mental health, cultural diversity, thanatology, therapeutic recreation and inclusive practice. Graduates often return to their original field of practice as essential assets within community organizations as they incorporate these new skills to better meet the needs of their clients. Students will also be provided a 200-hour, interprofessional field placement within a community organization, which includes the completion of an associated capstone project research paper and poster at the end of the year. This valuable experience prepares graduates for employment in a range of settings including senior centres, day and leisure programs, research and education services, retirement homes, long term care facilities, group homes and home support services.

Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.