International students who wish to pursue a career as a professionalgerontologist have always been fascinated by the professional academic programs conducted at the universities of the Canada, Australia, UK and USA. This is mainly because of the wide recognition, these qualifications enjoyed world wide and also for the bright career prospectus of these gerontology qualifications.
In Canada, gerontology qualifications are mainly awarded by the reputed Canadian universities like Simon Fraser University; St. Thomas University; Lakehead University; Laurentian University of Sudbury; University of Waterloo; Bishop’s University and the University of Regina.
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University, a prominent Canadian university of global reputation conducts some well respected advanced academic programs in gerontology such as PhD in gerontology and MA in gerontology. A Post-baccalaureate diploma in gerontology is also offered by SFU.
St. Thomas University
Another major education destination for gerontology courses in Canada is, St. Thomas University. Major gerontology courses awarded by the university comprise BA in gerontology; Bachelor of applied arts in gerontology; Certificate in gerontology; Bachelor of Applied Arts (Family Studies and Gerontology) and MA in Family Studies and Gerontology.
Lakehead University offers various Bachelor of Arts programs in gerontology such as BA in Gerontology; BA in Gerontology Double Major and BA in Gerontology (honours). A Collaborative Master’s Program with Specialization in Gerontology is also available at the Lakehead University
Laurentian University of Sudbury
BA in Gerontology (4-year); BA in Gerontology (3-year) and a Certificate in Gerontology are offered at the Laurentian University of Sudbury
University of Waterloo
International students who wish to do higher education in gerontology can opt for University of Waterloo as a major education destination as two globally reputed higher qualifications in gerontology i.e. PhD in health studies and gerontology and MSc in health studies and gerontology are available here for the international students.
Major gerontology academic programs available at the Bishop’s University are BA in psychology, gerontology concentration (major) and BA in sociology, gerontology concentration (minor). A Certificate in gerontology is also offered here.
University of Regina
University of Regina specializes in master level qualifications in gerontology such as MSc in Gerontology and MA in Gerontology
In addition to this, McMaster University (BA in gerontology); University of Ottawa (Minor in Gerontology) and Ryerson University (Certificate in Gerontology) also offer gerontology study programs for international candidates.