Gerontology

By the year 2041, it is projected that over 25% of Canada's population will be over the age of 65. As the world's populations age, so does the demand for professionals with knowledge in this field. Gerontology at Lakehead University is very multidisciplinary as seniors require assistance and advocacy on a range of topics from financial issues to sexuality. Gerontology incorporates elements from the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Women's Studies
  • Social Work
  • Philosophy 
  • Sociology

As a graduate, you will understand individual and societal influences on aging and their relevance to health and well-being throughout the adult life span. More specifically, you will demonstrate knowledge on the following topics:

  • interdisciplinary theories and models of aging
  • aging as a developmental process
  • impact of population aging and aging societies
  • ethical dilemmas
  • family as caregivers
  • understanding of strengths-based approaches that promote choice, inclusion, and independence among older adults

We offer the opportunity to complete a Minor in Aging and Health within undergraduate degrees.

Lakehead Advantage

All students completing the Minor in Aging and Health have the opportunity to learn with renown experts in the field of Gerontology. In completing the Minor you will gain knowledge about an important and growing segment of the population, which provides you with a professional advantage post-graduation.

Transfer Options

It’s easy to transfer to Lakehead. Our pathway and general transfer policies are designed to help you maximize your credits from your current or previous studies at either college or university – or even both. 

There are a number of ways to transfer to Lakehead. Let us help you achieve your degree completion goals. For more information regarding specific admission requirements from college or university, check out the “Admissions Requirement” tab above and select your most recent level of study.

Program Specific Requirements

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Students in the Minor in Aging and Health have the opportunity to take courses throughout their program. The two required courses in the Minor include:

  • Gerontology 1110 – Aging, Health, and Wellbeing
  • Gerontology 1130 – Aging in Canada

These courses will provide multidisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary to understand individual and societal influences on aging, and their relevance to function, health, and wellbeing. The balance of your courses will include electives from the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

We have many student-run societies and clubs that cater to virtually any interest. These organizations are integral to our sense of community on campus. They host events, fundraisers, workshops and competitions to bring people together and raise awareness for unique topics and issues. Visit our Student Clubs and Associations page for more information and a listing of Student Centres.

Expand your knowledge and academic experience overseas through Lakehead University’s Study Abroad Program. In third and fourth year, our students supplemented their studies in places as far as Korea, Singapore and Sweden while gaining transferable credits to be applied to their Interdisciplinary Studies Degree. Study abroad opportunities can last up to one academic year. For more information visit our Study Abroad page.


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Arts (Includes, but is not limited to: HBMus, HBFA, Palliative Care, Dementia Studies, NLIP)
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$5,984.51
$0.00
$1,207.63
$7,192.14
$3,596.07
$3,596.07
$1,196.90
$1,316.23
$598.45
$658.12
2
$5,955.86
$0.00
$1,187.63
$7,143.49
$3,571.75
$3,571.74
$1,191.17
$1,310.50
$595.59
$655.25
3
$5,915.30
$0.00
$1,187.63
$7,102.93
$3,551.47
$3,551.46
$1,183.06
$1,302.39
$591.53
$651.20
4
$5,398.29
$0.00
$1,187.63
$6,585.92
$3,292.96
$3,292.96
$1,079.66
$1,198.99
$539.83
$599.49
YearTuitionField TripAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$25,000.00
$0.00
$1,207.63
$26,207.63
$13,103.82
$13,103.81
$5,000.00
$5,119.33
$2,500.00
$2,559.67
2-4
$25,000.00
$0.00
$1,187.63
$26,187.63
$13,093.82
$13,093.81
$5,000.00
$5,119.33
$2,500.00
$2,559.67
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00
Athletic Building Fee (Wolf Den) - 50% billed to reflect charge for Jan-Apr 2021SABWF(99.00)  49.50
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHF120.18
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF63.20
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00
Lakehead Services Subtotal: (407.38)  357.88
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF51.03
LUSU Medical/DentalSMEDF *392.07
LUSU Bus PassSLBUS **198.95
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF138.24
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB2.00
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF 0.50
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA5.00
Social Action FeeSLRSA2.00
SustainabilitySLRSU5.50
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00
Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) FeeSLCSF17.46
LU Radio FeeSRADF10.00
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 829.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay) (1,237.13)  1,187.63

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUS):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year
- Undergraduate Full-Time  Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee SORIE20.00
Total Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay): 1,187.63
 TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Students - Undergraduate Full-Time (Thunder Bay):
  1,207.63
2020-21 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students - Per Course (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00
Athletic Building Fee - 50% billed to reflect charge for Jan-Apr 2021SABWF(19.80) 9.90(9.90) 4.95
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHF24.0412.02
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.646.32
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00
Lakehead University Services Subtotal: 71.5835.79
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF10.215.10
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF 27.6513.82
Aboriginal Programming Fee SLRAB0.400.20
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05
 Nanabijou Fee SLRNA1.00  0.50
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Student) FeeSLRWU1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.491.75
LU Radio FeeSRADF2.001.00
LUSU fees Subtotal: 47.7523.87
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 119.3359.66
    
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees For Part-Time Undergraduate First Year Students: Amount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)
Orientation and First Year Experience Fee (Flat Fee - not per course)SORIE20.0020.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 119.3359.66
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate First Year/First Course (Thunder Bay): 139.3379.66
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHO96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.03
LUSU U-Pass Fee **SLBUO144.35
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDO392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO138.24
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSO7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSO17.46
LUSU Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 750.15
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees - Undergraduate Full-Time (Orillia) 934.51

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUO):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 First Year Students

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Fees Total 934.51
Total 954.51
2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount Per Course (1.0FCE)Amount Per Half Course (0.5FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees
   
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHO19.239.62
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.646.32
Lakehead Services Fees Subtotal: 36.8718.44
Lakehead University Student Union Fees   
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO10.215.10
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO27.6513.82
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSO1.400.70
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSCFSO3.491.75
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 31.5615.78
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 79.6239.81
    
First Year Part-Time Orillia Students:   
Orientation & First Year Experience Fee (Flat fee - Not per course)SORIO20.0020.00
Part-Time Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia) 79.6239.81
TOTAL Part-Time Per Course/First Course, First Year (Orillia) 134.6294.81
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHG96.16
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMG25.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAG63.20
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 184.36
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDG392.07
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG138.24
LUSU Capital FundSBLDG51.03
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSG7.00
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSG17.46
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 605.80
Georgian/Barrie U-Pass Fee **SLBUB172.00
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 962.16

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students, Part-Time Students, and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

** 
The Georgian/Barrie Bus Pass Fee (SLBUB):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 

2020-21 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for First Year Full-Time Lakehead-Georgian (Barrie) - Non-Engineering
 Code Amount
Orientation & First Year Experience FeeSORIB20.00
LUSU and LU Services and Bus Pass Subtotal 962.16
Total 982.16
2020-21  Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering
 Code Amount Per Course (1.0 FCE)
Lakehead University Services Fees  
Student Recreation and WellnessSATHG19.23
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMG5.00
Health Services Support FeeSHEAG12.64
Lakehead Services Subtotal: 36.87
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees  
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSG27.65
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SWUSG1.40
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSCFSG3.49
LUSU Fees Subtotal: 42.75
TOTAL Compulsory Ancillary Fees for Part-Time (Per Course) Undergraduate Lakehead-Georgian Students (Barrie) - all programs except Engineering:
 79.62