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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 international learners
    • Part-time, online from anywhere

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    Program fees

    • Total cost: $600 ($100 non-refundable application fee waived)
    • Each course: $200
    Pricing subject to change without notice

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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.

Explore your career options with Facilitating Older Adult Learning

The knowledge and skills you acquire in this program could be valuable in the following careers. Explore these options. Learn which top skills are required, how many are currently employed, and what they are earning.

Program details

This program is for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international learners.

International learners complete all courses online from anywhere via online learning. 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: $600 ($100 non-refundable application fee waived)
Pricing subject to change without notice.

Expected duration: 12 weeks

Admission requirements: Grade 12 diploma or equivalent, or mature student status.  If primary language is not English, proof of English proficiency is required.
Learners with 1 (one) or more years of university courses outside of the University of Manitoba must provide an official transcript.

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 Fall 2024
PDAL 0194 UDL (Universal Design for Learning) to Facilitate Older Adult Learning 12 Fall 2024
PDAL 0196 Using Technology for Teaching and Learning with Older Adults  12 Winter 2025

Register for courses

You can register for courses before applying to this program. Please visit courses.

How to apply

Complete your application online:

  • Sign in or create an account in our registration system. 
  • Choose Apply to a Program in the left menu. 
  • Select your program and pay your application fee to complete your application.

You must be admitted to a program in order to graduate with your credential.

Learn more about the program

  • Carmen Paterson Payne
    Facilitating Older Adult Learning, Grad

  • Kelsey Harvey
    Facilitating Older Adult Learning, Instructor

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Facilitating Older Adult Learning will help me to improve my work. This is a valuable micro-credential.

Susan Rhodes

Susan Rhodes, director of the Liberal Arts and 55+ program at Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies

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

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