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Applied Psychology &  Human Development

Aging, Palliative Care and Supportive Care Across the Life Course


M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., Ed.D.

Participating Degree Programs:

Adult Education and Community Development
Counselling Psychology
Exercise Science
Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Information Studies
Medical Science
Public Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Science
Social Work
Speech-Language Pathology
Women and Gender Studies Institute

Program Committee:

W.B. Berta, Health, Policy, Management & Evaluation
L. McDonald, Life Course & Aging, Social Work
G.M. Devins, Medical Science
G.M. Rodin, Medical Science
A.L. Chasteen, Psychology
G. Einstein, Psychology

Associated Websites: 

The Institute for Life Course and Aging School of Graduate Studies

Nature of Collaborative Program:

This collaborative program prepares students for specialization in the field of aging, an area that includes individual human aging and population aging, with an emphasis on viewing aging issues within the perspective of the life course. The Collaborative program offers students two options of study: aging and the life course; and palliative and supportive care.

Application Procedure:

Consult the SGS website for information on applying to Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course.

Program Requirements:

In additon to meeting the program requirements of their home department, students will be required to complete two courses (one core and one elective) at both the master's and doctoral levels for either of the two options. It is expected that the student's thesis of practicum (whichever is included in their program of study) would be in one of the two study option areas.

Core Courses:

Core Courses for Option One: Aging and the Life Course
AGE2000H: Principles of Aging (Master's)
AGE3000H: Advanced Research Seminar in Aging and the Life Course (Doctoral)

Core Courses for Option Two: Palliative and Supportive Care
AGE1000H: Multidisciplinary Research Concepts of Palliative and Supportive Care (Master's)
AGE1500H: Advanced Resarch Methodologies in Palliative and Supportive Care (Doctoral)

Elective Courses:

For a list of elective courses, consult the Life Course and Aging web site.

Students who successfully complete the program will have noted on their transcripts the completion of the "Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course."