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Diploma in Gerontology
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The Diploma in Gerontology program is available to students who would like some training in gerontology but are not able to complete all the requirements of a School of Public Health and Health Systems undergraduate degree.

Admission Requirements

The following are considered minimum admission requirements. Students will be considered on an individual basis to determine admissibility to the program.
  1. Completion of a minimum of two years (four semesters totalling 10.0 units) or equivalent of university study prior to beginning the diploma program.
  2. BIOL 130 or equivalent, or HLTH 103 or equivalent, within the past five years.

Diploma Requirements

  1. A cumulative overall average of 67% in the course requirements.
  2. Successful completion of all course requirements.
  3. A maximum of five years to successfully complete the program from the time the student first enters the program.
  4. Successful completion of 5.0 units from the following requirements:


  1. GERON 201/HLTH 201 should normally be taken before or concurrently with restricted electives.
  2. The Diploma in Gerontology is not open to students currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Waterloo. Current students will enrol in the Minor in Gerontology.

Further Information

For more information about the Diploma in Gerontology, please contact:

School of Public Health and Health Systems
B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
519-888-4567 ext. 36341


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University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4567

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