Designed by Integra College to equip practitioners to interact with seniors in meaningful and compassionate ways, the Senior Wellness Practitioner program is the first of its kind in North America. Senior Wellness practitioners are trained in our VitalityPlus© Coaching System, which works to support seniors to stay independent, healthy and happy during their retirement years
About the Senior Wellness Practitioner Program
The Canadian senior population is growing at almost four times the rate of the total population. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, as of July 1, 2015 more than 18% of the Baby Boom generation, born between the years of 1946 and 1965, had reached the age of 65 or older.
Boomers, often referred to as one of the most influential generations in recent history, are at the tipping point of affecting change yet again. As they age, their interests are sharply pointed at health and wellness so they can stay healthy and active. This alone will underpin a whole new industry dedicated to helping people embrace aging. New employment opportunities will arise, and practitioners will need to equip themselves with a whole new dimension of skills to meet this growing demand.
“Currently people over 65 years number 483 million in the world and by 2030 the number will reach 974 million. By the year 2025 approximately 18% of the world population will be seniors.” Source: World Health Network.
With senior citizen wellness programs courses such as Senior Wellness Practitioner, Integra College educates professionals with the skills needed to become trusted advisors to the people who are re-defining aging.
Details of the Program
The Senior Wellness Practitioner Program is a six-month diploma program focused on senior health care, where practitioners are trained in Integra’s VitalityPlus Coaching System. With this training, Senior Wellness practitioners can help seniors develop and implement lifestyle strategies that will empower them to remain confident, independent and active.
Through coaching, Senior Wellness practitioners help their clients delay or prevent common wellness issues related to aging so that their clients remain vital and engaged in life.
The Senior Wellness Practitioner Program is combination of online learning and in-class Experiential Learning Retreats at the Integra College campus in Port Moody, BC. As a pre-requisite, applicants to the program must have a recognized, professional designation in the healthcare field (for example, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, LPN, medical physician) to be eligible to participate in this program.
The Senior Wellness Practitioner Program costs $3,995. For more information, or to register, check our FAQ or Registration sections below.
Seniors Wellness Practitioner Program Frequently Asked Questions
Step 1: Online Application Form
Complete online form that will take approximately 5-10 minutes to fill out. Your application will then been reviewed (we are typically very prompt to review applications, but please allow 1-2 business days if you are submitting on a weekend).
Step 2: Pay Application Fee
To apply for any of our programs, a non-refundable application fee is required. We feel that it is important to spend time getting to know each applicant and determining if the program is a good fit for each person’s unique needs and desires. Our application fee helps to cover the costs associated with this intake process. You will have the opportunity to pay using your Paypal account, or with a credit card.
Step 3: Schedule Your Intake Interview
Upon receipt of your application, you will be sent a link to book a time for your telephone intake interview. This interview is for Integra College to assess whether you have the right qualities to succeed in the program, whether you are the right fit for our program, and whether it is the best program for you at this time. It is in everyone’s best interests to ensure that only those who are right for our program are accepted. Our community of practitioners is a wonderful group of caring and dedicated people, and we are always happy to expand our group with those who share our values and vision. At the time of the interview, Bob will also be happy to answer any of your questions about the program or the field of seniors wellness.
At Integra College we are not only helping our students to create rewarding and meaningful careers, but changing cultural perceptions about wellness and vitality – to create a world filled with happy, healthy, and thriving people of all ages.