Course Description

This course is designed to mobilize students' theoretical and substantive knowledge in aging and gerontology through an applied project. Students will work in a placement or on a project of interest to them in the field of aging/gerontology to gain experience in working with older adults and to support current or future career goals. Learning is facilitated through a variety of teaching modes, including sustained contact with the course instructor.


Students should contact the Academic Coordinator, Anthony Lombardo, at anthony.lombardo@torontomu.ca as early as possible to discuss their project idea and to allow time for an experiential learning option to be organized.

Visit our Experiential Learning page to see examples of past projects.

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Department Consent Required

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