Admission has been suspended for this program for the Fall 2013 semester.
If you have submitted an application to this program, the Admissions & Recruitment Office will contact you directly by mail to provide further information on your application.
We thank you for considering Mount Royal University and we hope to be able to continue assisting you in your academic pursuits.
Students who are currently enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to complete their program. These students will receive direct communication from their faculty departments and/or Enrolment Services.
Students pursuing other programs at Mount Royal University will not be affected.
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With today’s aging population, professionals who specialize in healthy aging play a more important role than ever before. Mount Royal's Studies in Aging Certificate Program is designed for those who already have a diploma or degree from an accredited post-secondary institution. The certificate program takes an in-depth approach to meeting the multi-faceted needs of older adults and will appeal to a variety of professionals including:
|interior designers, architects, home builders||physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists|
|music and art teachers||computer professionals|
|kinesiologists||therapists specializing in areas such as recreation, music, art, reminiscence|
|financial planners||retirement advisors|
|social workers||marketing and sales professionals|
|nurses and nursing assistants||politicians|
|social marketers||aging-in-place specialists|
Two streams offered
You have the choice of two streams in the Studies in Aging program:
Aging — prepares you to work effectively with older adults in numerous health and human services areas. A variety of health care professionals, as well as those in human service areas and business communities, can broaden their knowledge of aging, adapt previously learned knowledge and skills and acquire new knowledge for working with older adults. Aging will be examined from both personal and professional perspectives. All courses emphasize wellness and health promotion in later life.
Entrepreneurship —- will be of interest to individuals whose current or future career plans require an understanding of business skills required to manage or launch a small business initiative. With Canada’s aging population, knowing how best to work with and market to seniors will be very beneficial.
By completing this certificate program you will:
Flexible studies combined with professional support
All courses are offered online through distance learning. In addition to the flexibility of online learning, students receive personal support from knowledgeable instructors. The business courses are offered at Mount Royal but students outside Calgary or needing accommodating study schedules can take comparable courses at other universities or colleges and arrange transfer credit. Please contact the Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information. Both full-time and part-time enrolment is possible, and you will have five years to complete the program.
Additional course offerings
SAGE 2401 and SAGE 3403 are also currently available to undergraduate students attending MRU. The courses have the additional benefit of being identified as General Education Courses (Level 3). Both courses are offered by distance delivery.
Some courses in this program are transferable to other universities and colleges. Gerontology courses may be reported as nursing practice hours for renewal of College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) registration. As well, they can be accepted as proof of continuing education competency for nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.