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    • Micro-certificate

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    Program length

    • 12 weeks

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    Program features

    • For Canadian citizens, permanent residents and now also open to international students as per program details.
    • Part-time, online from anywhere

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    Program fees

    • Total cost: $745 including $100 non-refundable application fee
    • Each course: $215

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    Work more effectively with older adults

    If you work with older adults and want to do so more effectively, this program is for you. It was designed for teachers/educators, support/health care workers, therapists and others working with older adults.

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    Learning created in consultation with experts

    Facilitating Older Adult Learning was created in consultation with Manitoba’s experts on aging, including the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba, the Manitoba Association of Seniors Communities (MASC), Creative Retirement Manitoba, and select Canadian universities with programs for older adults. MASC supports this program and believes it will provide a better understanding of the aging process and the learning styles and needs of older adult learners.

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    Understand how to make a difference

    Learn how to articulate the developmental lifespan on older adults and its influence on learning. Determine how to evaluate and select appropriate learning technologies for supporting effective older adult learning. Understand the key components to older adult learning and apply these principles in your professional context.

Program details

This program is for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

This program is also open to international students who can complete all courses in their home country or in Canada via online learning. International students please note:

  • Immigration - This program does not allow for application for a Canadian study visa or post-graduate work permit.  For programs that qualify for a study visa, see intensive program packages.
  • Health coverage - This program is not covered under the Manitoba International Student Health Plan (MISHP). If you are completing this program while residing in Canada, you need to ensure you have private health insurance or are covered under Manitoba Health (if you hold a work permit or are a dependent of an individual holding a work permit/permanent resident status in Canada). 
    MISHP student health plan

Credential: Micro-certificate in Facilitating Older Adult Learning

Fees: $745 including $100 non-refundable application fee and $215 per course

Expected duration: 12 weeks

Admission requirements: Applicants must qualify for entry to the University of Manitoba.

Program courses

Determine the courses you will need to complete this program.

Required courses

Course number/outline Course name Contact hours Term(s) offered
PDAL 0192 Older Adult Development and Long Life 12 Winter 2023
PDAL 0194 UDL (Universal Design for Learning) to Facilitate Older Adult Learning 12 Winter 2023
PDAL 0196 Using Technology for Teaching and Learning with Older Adults  12 Winter 2023

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185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

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