This accelerated program is designed for students who have completed a degree in a related field such as, social or health sciences, business or public administration. The applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. As a student in this three-semester diploma program, you will focus on holistic strength-based approaches to help older adults maintain independence and quality of life.
As a student in this program, your field work will begin in semester two and continue in semester three. Students complete 220 hours of field work in each semester.
You may do your placement in a residential settings for seniors such as long term care facilities or retirement homes or in community agencies which provide programs and services to seniors living in the community including adult day programs, hospice, etc.
Fieldwork days are typically:
The equivalent of two full days per week in semesters two, three and four
Full week block placements as scheduled throughout the program duration
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options within:
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills: