New Spirituality and Aging Online Course Begins April 1st

This course examines the importance of spirituality in aging, and its effects on health, wellness and achievement of meaning in life. Current research and tools to assess spiritual needs will be examined. Roles and opportunities for caregivers to promote the spirituality of aging persons will be explored. Seniors, health care providers, social service or health care students and people interested in health and spirituality will benefit.


  • Spirituality vs Religion – are they the same?
  • Role of Spirituality in Health
  • Importance of Ritual
  • Hope
  • Gerotranscendence
  • ‘Dark Night of the Soul’
  • Finding Meaning


This is an on-line distance education course. Basic computer skills are required. Course runs from April 1 - June 21, 2013. Fees are either $417 for 2 credits, or $200 for non-credit. For more information or questions, contact Program Director, Gail PotterTo register, contact Catherine Harder at 250.365.1324. 


Learn more about GNUR 210 - Spirituality & Aging.



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