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Gerontology Program


2800 Harbour Centre, (604) 291-5065 Tel, (604) 291-5066 Fax, www.harbour.sfu.ca/gero, gero@sfu.ca

Director

G.M. Gutman BA (Br Col), MA (Alta), PhD (Br Col)

Professors

G.M. Gutman BA (Br Col), MA (Alta), PhD (Br Col)

A.V. Wister BA, MA, PhD (W Ont)

Assistant Professor

B. Mitchell BA, MA (Wat), PhD (McM)*

Adjunct Professors

K. Anderson MSW, BSc (Calg)

G. Birch BASc, PhD (Br Col)

S. Brink BA (Madras), MSc, PhD (Purdue)

M. Carr BN Nursing (McG), MSc (CCHS)

S. Crawford BHE (Br Col), MSc (Lond), PhD (SFraser)

K. Dean BA, MA, PhD (Minn)

V. Doyle BA (Vic, BC), EdM (Harv), PhD (S Fraser)

E. Gallagher BSc Nursing (Wind), MSc Nursing (Duke), PhD (S Fraser)

M. Hollander MSc (Br Col)

D. Jackson AA, BTh (Sask)

T. Koch BA (Clark), MA (Br Col)

L. McDonald-Miszczak BA (Alta), MA, PhD (Vic)

D. Robertson BSc (Durh), MD (Newcastle, UK)

J. Small BA (New Mexico), BA (Central Wash), PhD (Calif)

C. Spencer BA (Calg), LLB, LLM (Sask)

L. Trottier BSc (Br Col)

Associate Members

P. Dossa, Sociology and Anthropology

R.M. Gordon, Criminology

W. Parkhouse, Kinesiology

D. Zimmerman, Philosophy

Steering Committee

C.B. Dean, Mathematics and Statistics

E.M. Gee, Sociology

R. Gordon, Criminology

R.B. Horsfall, Geography

M.M. Kimball, psychology/Women's Studies

J. Martin, Education

W. Parkhouse, Kinesiology

Advisor

Ms. N. Holtby, 2800 Harbour Centre, 778.782 5065

*joint appointment with sociology and anthropology

Minor Program

The minor will provide specialized education on gerontology for undergraduate students interested in combining course work in aging related issues with an existing major program.

Students entering the program must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. The following prerequisite courses are recommended for those entering this program.

KIN 105-3 Fundaments of Human Structure and Function

KIN 142-3 Introduction to Kinesiology

PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology (S)

STAT 203-3 Statistics for the Social Sciences

Approved minor students must complete GERO 300 plus 12 credit hours chosen from the following.

GERO 301-3 Research Methods in Gerontology

GERO 302-3 Health Promotion and Aging

GERO 400-4 Seminar in Applied Gerontology

GERO 401-3 Aging and the Built Environment

GERO 402-3 Drug Issues in Gerontology

GERO 404-3 Health and Illness in Later Life

GERO 405-3 Aging in Small Communities and Rural Areas

GERO 406-3 Death and Dying

GERO 407-3 Nutrition and Aging

GERO 408-4 Families and Aging

GERO 410-3 Special Topics in Gerontology I

GERO 411-3 Special Topics in Gerontology II

GERO 412-3 Special Topics in Gerontology III

Additional courses from various departments are designated for inclusion in the minor. A list of these courses is available from the Gerontology Program. A maximum of six credit hours of designated courses may be applied towards the minor with prior approval from the program advisor. Candidates intending to apply for admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Gerontology or to the master's program should contact the program advisor before selecting courses for the minor.

Post Baccalaureate Diploma

This program is for students who have completed a bachelor's degree and are working or plan to work with the elderly. It provides a broadly based, multidisciplinary perspective on aging as well as requisite knowledge and skills for meaningful intervention and application of research findings to practice.

For information about the post baccalaureate diploma program general regulations, see "Continuing Studies"..

Admission Requirements
Program Requirements

Successful completion of 30 hours of approved course work is required. Of those 30, 19 are earned by completing six required courses listed below. The remaining 11 hours are from the specified list of optional courses.

A CGPA of 2.5 is required on courses applied toward the diploma.

Students entering the program without appropriate work experience will be required to complete a practicum in order to graduate.

Required Courses

GERO 300-3 Introduction to Gerontology

GERO 301-3 Research Methods in Gerontology

GERO 400-4 Seminar in Applied Gerontology

KIN 461-3 Physiological Aspects of Aging

PSYC 357-3 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

SA 420-4 Sociology of Aging

Optional Courses

CRIM 411-3 Crime and Victimization of the Elderly

EDUC 351-3 Teaching the Older Adult

GERO 302-3 Health Promotion and Aging

GERO 401-3 Aging and the Built Environment

GERO 402-3 Drug Issues in Gerontology

GERO 403-3 Counselling with Older Adults

GERO 404-3 Health and Illness in Later Life

GERO 405-3 Aging in Small Communities and Rural Areas

GERO 406-3 Death and Dying

GERO 407-3 Nutrition and Aging

GERO 408-4 Families and Aging

GERO 410-3 Special Topics in Gerontology I

GERO 411-3 Special Topics in Gerontology II

GERO 412-3 Special Topics in Gerontology III

KIN 460-3 Cellular Mechanisms and Theories of Aging

PSYC 456-5 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

SA 319-4 Culture, Ethnicity and Aging

SA 460-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (when topic is medical anthropology)

Notes:

Most diploma program courses have prerequisites. A student who has not completed appropriate prerequisites may be required to do so before registering in the diploma program courses. Contact the program advisor for information on prerequisites and general program requirements.

Students should take GERO 300 and 301 when they begin the program, and GERO 400 near the end.

Students may choose PSYC 301, SA 355 or any other approved courses in research methodology as an alternative to GERO 301; however, only one of these courses may be applied toward the diploma.

Courses other than above may be designated for gerontology diploma credit from semester to semester. Check with the program for listings.



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