Adult Development and Aging


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook:Adult Development and Aging, 8th Edition Nelson Publishing 2019

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


In this subject, students will be exposed to a bio-psychosocial framework, covering the specific ages-stages of adult development and aging. Students will experience the connections between research and application with a focus on “positive aging” and the gains and losses people experience across adulthood.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Part 1: Adult Development and Aging

Part 2: Neuroscience as a Basis for Adult Development

Part 3: Physical Changes

Part 4: Longevity, Health, and Functioning

Part 5: Where People Live: Person-Environment Interactions

Part 6: Attention and Memory

Part 7: Intelligence, Reasoning, Creativity, and Wisdom

Part 8: Social Cognition

Part 9: Personality

Part 10: Clinical Assessment, Mental Health, and Mental Disorders.

Part 11: Other Mental Disorders and Concerns

Part 12: Occupational Selection and Development

Part 13: Dying and Bereavement

Part 14: Healthy Aging

Skill Competencies: Demonstrate advocating support of health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities.

Knowledge Competencies: Recognize and indicate how to support health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities.