Exciting Changes to The Chang School’s Certificate in Gerontology

We are pleased to announce that a new Certificate in Aging and Gerontology will be offered starting in Fall 2017. As a result, some of the courses you may need to complete the current Certificate in Gerontology will no longer be offered. You will, however, be able to continue your progression toward the completion of your certificate and will now have the advantage of enrolling in some of the new courses offered in the Certificate in Aging and Gerontology. This will provide you with even better training, knowledge, and career development in this growing field.

How will I be able to complete my Certificate in Gerontology?

If you formally registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2017, you must complete the program requirements in effect at the time that you registered. The table below shows the curriculum structure of the Certificate in Gerontology in comparison to that of the Certificate in Aging and Gerontology.

Both certificates require the completion of six courses (four required courses and two electives), however, some of the courses you may need to complete the Certificate in Gerontology will no longer be offered. There are courses from the new certificate’s curriculum that you can take and apply to your graduation requirements, but you will need to make requests for course exceptions prior to graduation.

Certificate in GerontologyCertificate in Aging and Gerontology
(Fall 2017)
Required Courses
Gerontology: Critical Issues and Future Trends (CINT 901)Gerontology: Critical Issues and Future Trends (CINT 901)
No Longer Offered: Aging and the Individual (CVGE 140) 
No Longer Offered: Aging and Society (CVGE 141) 
 New: Aging: Individual and Soc. Aspects (CVGE 142)
 New: Aging: Ethical and Legal Consid. (CVGE 143)
Understanding Research (CVGE 205)Revised Title: Evid. for Practice and Policy (CVGE 205)
Electives (select two)
Ability, Disability and Aging (CGER 298) 
Principles of Long Term Care Service Del. (CHSM 307)Principles of Long Term Care Service Del. (CHSM 307)
Health Promotion and Community Development (CINT 904)Health Promotion and Community Development (CINT 904)
Adult Development (CPSY 402) 
Death, Dying and Bereavement (CPSY 802) 
Work and Families in the 21st Century (CSOC 606) 
No Longer Offered: Consent, Capacity and Decision Making (CVGE 271) 
No Longer Offered: Aging and Interpersonal Skills (CVGE 297) 
 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies (CINT 555)
 Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies (CINT 900)
 Conflict Resolution in Community Services (CINT 905)
 Team Work for Community Services (CINT 907)
 New: Aging and Technology (CVGE 144)
 New: Practicum Project Course (CVGE 145)
 Advancing the Patient Experience (CVIN 150)
 Advanced Leadership and Management (CVNU 360)

What about courses I have already completed in the Certificate in Gerontology?

We are aware that you may have already completed at least one or more courses in the Certificate in Gerontology. Please see below for recommended required courses to take in order to complete your certificate.

Completed one required courseCVGE 140CVGE 141CVGE 205CINT 901
Recommended coursesCINT 901, CVGE 205, CVGE 143CINT 901, CVGE 205, CVGE 143CINT 901, CVGE 142, CVGE 143CVGE 205, CVGE 142, CVGE 143
Completed two required coursesCVGE 140, CVGE 141CINT 901, CVGE 140CINT 901, CVGE 205CVGE 141, CVGE 205
Recommended coursesCINT 901, CVGE 205CVGE 143, CVGE 205CVGE 142, CVGE 143CVGE 143, CINT 901
Completed three required coursesCVGE 140, CVGE 141, CVGE 205CVGE 140, CVGE 141, CINT 901CVGE 205, CVGE 141, CINT 901CVGE 205, CVGE 140, CINT 901
Recommended courseCINT 901CVGE 205CVGE 143CVGE 143

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Lombardo, Academic Coordinator, Aging and Gerontology, at anthony.lombardo@ryerson.ca.