The Gerontology course provides an orientation to the psychological and social changes that occur through adulthood and old age. Students will be introduced to basic theoretical models, research methods, and current information on the psychology of aging. A major goal is to contrast existing myths about adult development with the best available empirical evidence to separate myths from realities. Included is a practical emphasis on measures that may be used to successfully prepare for, or adapt to, the psychological changes of aging.
Upon completion of Gerontology course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools (Zoom for Education) to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.
September 29, 2020 – December 22, 2020
Registration fee for this course is $790.
Textbooks: Cavanaugh, J.C., Blanchard-Fields, F., & Norris, J. E. (2008). Adult development and aging. (1st Canadian ed.). Toronto, ON: Thomson-Nelson.
This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.