Move your career forward as a health-care
specialist dedicated to improving patient
outcomes and fostering the well-being of seniors.


Embark on a path to leadership with the Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) in Seniors Care, a specialized degree tailored for healthcare professionals dedicated to innovating and leading comprehensive care and services for seniors. This interdisciplinary program marries advanced healthcare courses with the prestigious UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School, equipping you with the skills and confidence to steer your career towards new, impactful directions.

With demographic shifts placing a spotlight on senior care, the demand for skilled professionals who can pioneer patient-centered solutions in both community and institutional settings is soaring. Organizations are on the lookout for compassionate, innovative health-care experts capable of crafting exceptional services and programs. They also value leaders who blend a keen business insight with the interpersonal finesse to guide teams and catalyze change effectively.


The MHLP in Seniors Care program distinguishes itself by offering an unmatched blend of health-care and business courses, setting you up for a pivotal role in this burgeoning sector due to an aging population in Canada. Dive into a comprehensive exploration of aging epidemiology, health policy influences, evidence-based decision-making, and the environmental facets of senior care. Simultaneously, gain a robust foundation in data analysis, project management, and organizational leadership through courses offered by the acclaimed UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School.


This 12-month full-time program is thoughtfully structured, with classes conveniently scheduled over two full days each week, ensuring 12 to 16 hours of immersive in-class learning. This arrangement strikes the perfect balance between rigorous academic engagement and independent study, providing a dynamic, comprehensive educational experience.


Over the course of this intensive program, you will:

  • Immerse yourself in the forefront of seniors care practices, developing nuanced strategies, utilizing conceptual tools, and leading operations to uphold quality.
  • Deepen your insight into the policies, leadership dynamics, and business practices pivotal to seniors care.
  • Engage in real-world learning at diverse clinical sites, benefiting from a curriculum rooted in experiential and community-based learning.
  • Learn from esteemed faculty at the UBC School of Nursing and connect with leading practitioners across public and private sectors.
  • Expand your professional network by collaborating with fellow MHLP students.
  • Acquire essential business, project management, and interpersonal skills to ascend in your career and confidently embrace roles with greater responsibility.

Join us at MHLP in Seniors Care and become a catalyst for change, driving innovation and excellence in the realm of senior healthcare.

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