The Option in Aging was launched in 1992 in response to the growing demand for qualified individuals in the field of aging. The University of Manitoba has responded to this shift in demographic by offering an Option (similar to a minor in Aging) tailored to this large segment of the population. Graduates with the Option in Aging will have an extra edge in dynamic fields such as social work, nursing, fitness, recreation and leisure, family and community support, human nutrition, clothing and textiles, environment, psychological therapy and academics.
The Option in Aging is an opportunity to expand your area of study into several faculties, classrooms, and learning experiences. It offers a diverse and well-rounded degree. It is called an Option because instead of your courses being concentrated within a single faculty, the Option spans five faculties, each of which offers its own specialized and targeted courses on aging.
The Option in Aging consists of 18 credit hours of aging-related coursework. Students who complete the Option in Aging will have it added as a “comment” to their transcript upon graduation.
Students from the following five faculties can elect to complete the Option in Aging:
In order to declare the Option in Aging, students must meet with an Academic Advisor once they have successfully completed the two compulsory courses of KIN/NURS 2610* and REC/HMEC/SWRK 2650* (*offerings alternate between faculties).
Upon graduation, a student who has met all the requirements will have the concentration added to their transcript indicating they have completed the Option in Aging.
For more information on the Interfaculty Option in Aging please continue to the Centre on Aging information page.