Field Experience - Retirement Home Management

Course Code: WORK 5600

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This important component of the Retirement Home Management post graduate program will provide the student with the final hands-on practical exposure to the retirement community industry and the opportunity to specialize in their chosen career focus. It consists of a four- week training placement in an approved retirement community of the student's choice, and is based on a 40-hour training week (total of 160 hours). Students will have an opportunity to observe and learn from experienced personnel in a real-life working setting, while integrating a competency-based internship schedule as a framework for learning. Students have the support of our internship coordinator and are able to apply to a variety of retirement communities run by our industry partners. They also have the opportunity to self-identify an employer for an approved internship. This work placement will take place after the second semester has concluded.