What will I learn?

The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Dementia Studies is intended for professionals working in a related field.

The program consists of four half-courses (two full course equivalents): three required half-courses and one half-course elective. All courses must be taken from Lakehead University. A maximum of 0.5 credits (i.e., one half-course) from another Lakehead University program may be applied towards the certificate.

Students must maintain an overall average of 60% in order to be awarded the certificate.

Required courses:
(a) Gerontology 1110 or Gerontology 2139
(b) Gerontology 2110
(c) Gerontology 3230

Elective Courses:
Students should select one half-course elective from this list:
Gerontology 2010
Nursing 2410
Gerontology 2511
Gerontology 3011
Gerontology 3439
Gerontology 3450

Additional half-courses may be considered for the half-course elective for the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Dementia Studies. Written approval of the Undergraduate Co-ordinator is required for substitutions prior to application to the Certificate program.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (0.5 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,000.00 (US$ 20,203) per year
Ancillary Fee - Year 1: CAN $1,207.63; Year 2 - 4: CAN $1,187.63

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Lakehead University

Thunder Bay Campus,

955 Oliver Road,

THUNDER BAY,

Ontario (ON),

P7B 5E1, Canada

Online/Distance (0.5 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAD$25,000.00 (US$ 20,203) per year
Ancillary Fee - Year 1: CAN $1,207.63; Year 2 - 4: CAN $1,187.63

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent. Program-Specific Prerequisite courses completed at the senior level (e.g. Grade 12); Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian). English Language Requirements: TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum Score: 85.

For international students

Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent.

Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (paper based): Minimum Score: 550 (no component score less than 50); TOEFL (computer based): Minimum Score: 213 (no component score less than 17); TOEFL (internet based): Minimum Score: 80 (no component score less than 19); IELTS (academic test) - International English Language Testing System: Minimum Score: 6.5 (no individual score less than 6.0); MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum Score: 85; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment, CAEL CE - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (Computer Edition): Minimum Score: 60.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lakehead University

Lakehead University is a vibrant and forward-thinking institution that provides a transformative educational experience for students.

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  • Based in Ontario, with campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia
  • 97.7% employment rate within two years of graduation