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Seniors Living Management Certificate

The Seniors Living Management Certificate program, developed through a collaboration with BC Seniors Living Association (BCSLA), provides knowledge and skills in the areas of management, labour relations, residential site operations, healthy aging and nutrition in the owning and operating of residences for active seniors.

As our population continues to age, so too does the demand for quality residences for this demographic. Learners have a unique opportunity to join the evolving seniors care market in BC and to be rewarded by responding to the residential needs of active and vibrant older people.

BCSLA works with independent and assisted living providers to form and strengthen vital resident-responsive communities that foster independence and freedom of choice for older people who have a proactive approach to health and wellness.

This program may serve to establish or expand your employment opportunities in the growing field of residence management for active seniors.

Program requirements

If you are already working or have worked in the seniors residences industry, you may have prior courses that can transfer in as credit courses. In addition, PLAR (prior learning assessment and recognition) credits may also be available.

Admission requirements

  • Open admission
  • Ability to use a computer and the Internet at a basic skill level

Additional requirements

Following program admission and prior to enrolment in a practicum course, a Consent to a Criminal Record Check form must be completed and submitted.

A clear, current criminal record is a pre-practicum and pre-employment requirement. A criminal record may limit practicum placement and prevent program completion. Refer to this website.

Admission recommendations

Experience working or volunteering with active seniors

Residency requirements

A minimum of six TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Core knowledge requirements

23 credits total, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher over all courses required for this credential, as follows:

  • MNGT 1211, Management Principles and Practices (3)
  • MNGT 2131, Motivation and Productivity (3)
  • HRMN 2821 Human Resource Management (3)
  • HLTH 1021, Nutrition for Health and Changing Lifestyles* (3)
  • HLTH 3711, Healthy Aging: A Contemporary Perspective* (3)
  • HLTH 3713, Seniors Residential Site Operations (5)
  • HLTH 2707, Seniors Living Observational Practicum (1)
  • HLTH 3707, Seniors Living Project Practicum (2)

Courses that have a practicum component are held in BC and are available only to BC residents. If you live outside BC but want to complete the program, you may participate at practicum sites in BC, if appropriate arrangements can be made.

Practicum courses may be limited by geographic location, time of year, and space and enrolment. Practicum placements cannot be guaranteed in your home region.

Punctual attendance and active participation is required.

Student responsibility

You are responsible for all costs associated with practicum courses and activities.

Consult with your Program Advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on this website, you must apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP).

If you proceed otherwise, you may find that a course does not meet program requirements and its credits may not applied toward your chosen credential, or you may be required to pay an additional transcript assessment fee.

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