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Why choose the Programs in Aging and Health at Queen's?

The Programs in Aging and Health prepare graduates who can use theory, apply evidence and generate knowledge to address the needs and aspirations of older adults within their contexts and communities to support healthy aging.


Queen’s University Graduate Diploma (GDip), Master of Science (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) in Aging and Health are innovative programs that provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of aging, with a focus on health and healthy living. Students will develop multi-disciplinary knowledge of individual aging processes, the effect of aging on social systems, and the policies needed to support healthy aging.

All three programs have been designed to be completed at a distance by working professionals. The programs are offered full-time, through a blended format of online learning and short onsite sessions.

The intensive onsite sessions introduce students to core courses and provide an opportunity for in-person interaction with faculty and fellow class members. Elective courses are completed at a distance, online. The blended format of onsite intensives and online components couples networking and experiential opportunities with the flexibility of distance learning.

The Programs in Aging and Health position graduates for success in a variety of settings that serve the growing population of older adults including government, for-profit and non-profit organizations and healthcare settings. Students in the PhD program will also be prepared for positions in research, and academia.