Seniors Care

Degree Benefits

If you’re thinking about concentrating your career in the seniors care sector, think about the difference a year at UBC can make. Build knowledge — Cross disciplines and boundaries — Gain confidence.

Develop solutions for a growing industry

The proportion of seniors is accelerating rapidly, and seniors are expected to account for nearly one-quarter of British Columbia’s population by 2036. Currently, nearly 15 per cent of the population older than 85 resides in a public or private care facility. While many services are provided in the public sector there is an increasing number and range of services for seniors in the private and non-profit sectors as well. These demographic trends highlight the pressing need for health professionals who can create the future of seniors care in community and institutional contexts.

Deepen your technical and leadership skills

As a health care specialist in seniors care, you are responsible to improve patient outcomes and foster the well-being of seniors. You have to lead, design and deliver comprehensive care and services for seniors. With a dual focus on strengthening your skills in the technical aspects of seniors care and deepening your capacity as a leader, this program will help you to develop innovative solutions, manage collaborative teams and lead projects.

Pursue opportunities and advance your career

Our graduates will be in high demand in the private and public sector. Job opportunities could include conceptualizing and leading seniors-focused clinical programs, leading and managing services for seniors in a range of settings, as well as proposing or analyzing policy initiatives for seniors care. Read some of our alumni stories of how our graduates have gone on to excel their careers with their UBC MHLP in Seniors Care degree. Graduates of the program started in positions, such as:

  • Director of Care
  • Director of Lifestyle and Therapeutic Services
  • Provincial Coordinator for Advocacy & Public Policy

Get a degree from a top ranked university

UBC and its programs have cultivated a world renowned reputation and top ranking among universities. Gaining your MHLP in Seniors Care degree will give you access to a network of successful individuals and associations with a well-respected institution. You will:

  • be immersed in a dynamic research environment at UBC — one of the world’s top public research universities
  • learn from world-renowned Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing — including program director Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch — and the UBC Sauder School of Business
  • collaborate with government and community and clinical partners
  • take courses with a cohort of like-minded peers — a group of engaged and ambitious professionals participating in the multidisciplinary Master of Engineering Leadership programs
  • develop professional networks with top researchers, industry partners and motivated graduate students
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