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Individuals looking to supplement their careers or education can enroll in a diploma program. Diplomas can enhance a student’s skill set and qualifications by preparing them for a particular career. These programs usually take only a short time to complete.

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Reeves College

Due to the growing interest in natural health and human longevity, the general public is exhibiting an increased awareness in natural and holistic medicine and, in partic ... [+]

Due to the growing interest in natural health and human longevity, the general public is exhibiting an increased awareness in natural and holistic medicine and, in particular, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. In fact, many extended health benefit plans now recognize the legitimacy of these disciplines and not only refer their clients to, but also pay for the use of, the services of qualified practitioners.

Our program is designed to meet the needs of health care professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge in order to increase their clientele, acupuncturists from other provinces and countries who wish to further their studies in Alberta, and individuals who are completely new to the field, but have a genuine interest in acupuncture.... [-]

Canada Edmonton
September 2019
Full-time
99 weeks
Campus
Vancouver Career College

Launch a career in holistic medicine with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist program at Vancouver Career College. Our TCM Herbalist program is a unique three-year ... [+]

Launch a career in holistic medicine with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalist program at Vancouver Career College. Our TCM Herbalist program is a unique three-year program that consists of courses in Chinese herbs, Chinese Massage, Qigong, Taiji, diet therapy and Western Medicine.

TCM Herbalists are experts on the healing properties of plants and herbs and can offeralternative or complementary treatments to conventional medicine. As interest in natural health and human longevity grows in North America, the need for qualified TCM professionals grows as well. Many extended health benefits plans now recognize the legitimacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, making it even more accessible to the public and an even more lucrative career path.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Academy Of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS)

This program is developed to provide students with understanding of basic nutrition, planning healthy diets, and the role of food in the body, fitness, health, and diseas ... [+]

Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition, Health, and Sport

This program is developed to provide students with an understanding of basic nutrition, planning healthy diets, and the role of food in the body, fitness, health, and disease. It also emphasizes the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan. AAPS’ Nutrition, Health, and Sports program is designed to teach participants how to integrate and apply the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention as well as sports specific nutrition, optimizing performance and understanding the nutritional demands of sports. The food courses of this program are designed to help students develop a hands-on approach to food safety and quality while allowing them the opportunity to earn food safety certification.... [-]

Canada Toronto
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Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
Gateway College

This 45-week Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice program is designed to prepare Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to adapt to Canadian health care setting comb ... [+]

Program Overview

This 45-week Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice program is designed to prepare Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to adapt to Canadian health care setting combining theory and skills based on the entry-level competencies for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics. Furthermore, it will help learners to advance the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to function effectively as Health Care Assistants (HCAs), LPN and/or RN as well as to develop critical thinking skills and acquire knowledge in becoming a culturally competent nurse while providing care. It will also prepare IENs for Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN), Additional Assessment, National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).... [-]

Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
45 weeks
Campus
College of the Rockies

Kinesiology (sometimes referred to as Human Kinetics) is the study of the human body in motion. Whether you are interested in human movement at the cellular level or the ... [+]

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If you have a passion for exercise, sport, health, and human movement, then Kinesiology may be the program for you!

Kinesiology (sometimes referred to as Human Kinetics) is the study of the human body in motion. Whether you are interested in human movement at the cellular level or the societal level or something in between, Kinesiology is a growing field that offers a variety of careers and educational opportunities.

A diploma or degree in Kinesiology can lead to exciting careers such as:

Physiotherapist Kinesiologist Exercise Physiologist Occupational Therapist Personal Trainer Athletic Trainer Coach Instructor Health Care Consultant Massage Therapist Sport Psychologist Biomechanics Specialist Sports Sociologist Writer Delivery ... [-]
Canada Cranbrook
September 2019
2 years
Campus
Sault College

With this program, you'll help others develop skills and perform exercises that will both help strengthen and encourage your clients as they recover from an injury or acc ... [+]

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (3022) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma Program Overview

With this program, you'll help others develop skills and perform exercises that will both help strengthen and encourage your clients as they recover from an injury or accident or overcome a challenge.

As a student in the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Diploma program, you will gain hands-on experience to help prepare you to work in both fields of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist and/or a Physiotherapist. In addition, you will:

Learn to assist individuals to regain or maintain independent function and mobility Participate in introductory fieldwork activities beginning in the first semester and gain valuable training from experienced clinicians in the workplace Experience student centered learning in active classrooms and small labs with individualized attention Have the opportunity to transfer to other Universities to pursue a degree ... [-]
Canada Sault Ste. Marie
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Fanshawe College

Do you believe having a positive and direct impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities is a career worth pursuing? Are you looking for personal and pro ... [+]

Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program

Do you believe having a positive and direct impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities is a career worth pursuing? Are you looking for personal and professional satisfaction on a daily basis? If so, Fanshawe's Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program will guide you toward your goals.

Using a biopsychosocial approach to complex needs, you'll become a highly skilled and reflective practitioner supporting people of all ages to live as independently as possible, while promoting inclusive communities. Your courses will be dynamic with a focus on mental and physical health, interpersonal skills, teaching, and positive behavior supports. You'll learn how to collaborate and build relationships with family members, and to work with the diverse network of professionals who support people with developmental disabilities. And with over 700 hours of field experience with community agencies and school partners, you'll gain the first-hand experience and confidence necessary for success. You'll also have the opportunity to transfer credits for further education at universities such as Ryerson, Windsor, Calgary, and Western.... [-]

Canada London Simcoe Saint Thomas Woodstock  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
CDI College

CDI College's Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program combines theory-based study and hands-on learning to prepare students to find employment in a medical lab setti ... [+]

CDI College's Medical Laboratory Assistant diploma program combines theory-based study and hands-on learning to prepare students to find employment in a medical lab setting.

This program covers a wide range of subjects including medical terminology, clinical laboratory practices, anatomy, physiology, laboratory math, biology and chemistry. Students will also gain a broad understanding of laboratory microbiology and hematology. In addition, students will also learn about safety procedures, ethical behaviour and legislation related to this profession. Prior to graduation, students must complete a clinical placement in a laboratory setting outside of the campus.

Career opportunities for graduates of this program exist in private diagnostic testing, public health, hospitals, quality control, veterinary labs and physician's offices or clinics.... [-]

Canada Burnaby
September 2019
Full-time
100 hours
Campus
Stenberg College

Stenberg College’s Pharmacy Technician program will prepare you for the career of a Pharmacy Technician in hospital and community pharmacies. Since 1999, Stenberg has bee ... [+]

Over the course of this program, students will: Learn to process a prescription accurately and efficiently in a pharmacy setting Perform pharmaceutical calculations and conversions based on prescription information Learn to effectively support pharmacy operations including merchandising, inventory management and risk management Develop skills to multi-task, think critically and collaborate with health professionals to provide exceptional patient care Facts Duration: 43 weeks including two 4-week practicums Delivery Method: Online and In-class Language: English Intakes: May (in-class), February and September (Online) Credential Awarded: Diploma Program

Stenberg College’s Pharmacy Technician program will prepare you for the career of a Pharmacy Technician in hospital and community pharmacies. Since 1999, Stenberg has been offering this program with formal affiliations in place with health authorities in British Columbia and Alberta. The program focuses on hands-on training through labs and practicum places, so students graduate with total confidence in their abilities. Courses include:... [-]

Canada Surrey
September 2019
Full-time
43 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
Westford University College

Quality healthcare is crucial to a nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against international standards.The c ... [+]

Quality healthcare is crucial to a nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against international standards.The courses aim to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective manager in the healthcare sector, equipping participants with an understanding of the external context in which healthcare organisations operate, how they are managed, and analytical techniques that can be applied to decision-making processes within the health sector. Students of this course will learn the following key topics :

Understand the healthcare organisations structure and culture, including the organisational behavior in healthcare industry. Have a good knowledge on change management and organisational development in healthcare environments. Understand healthcare strategies, devise healthcare strategic plans and know about healthcare accreditation schemes. Know about healthcare quality, patient safety and prevention of medical errors. Understand healthcare management and leadership issues. Acquire a basic knowledge of healthcare financial ... [-]
Canada Toronto Canada Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
10 weeks
Campus
Online
triOS College

The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies, as well as pharmaceutic ... [+]

The purpose of the program is to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level positions in retail pharmacies, as well as pharmaceutical companies. This program provides an overview of the theory, principles, and practices of the Pharmacy Assistant.

Areas of study include accurately and safely processing prescriptions, pharmacy software practice, proper extemporaneous compounding techniques, controlling inventory, keeping accurate and confidential records, third-party billing, acting within relevant legislation, and effectively communicating verbally and in writing. Graduates will be prepared to work as members of an interdependent health-care team. Graduates should find employment opportunities in retail pharmacies and other environments such as mail-order pharmacies, home care, patient education, and various other positions within pharmaceutical companies.... [-]

Canada Mississauga Windsor Toronto Scarborough Oshawa London Kitchener Hamilton Brampton  + 6 More
September 2019
Full-time
26 - 32 weeks
Campus
APLUS Institute

APLUS Institute is one of the leading private dental hygiene colleges in Toronto (Canada) established in 1996, registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Uni ... [+]

APLUS Institute is one of the leading private dental hygiene colleges in Toronto (Canada) established in 1996, registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. APLUS Institute Dental Hygiene Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) and is a highly competitive and intensive 18-months diploma program that prepares students to work as dental hygienists in a variety of employment settings.

The enriched and comprehensive curriculum focuses on developing the extensive fundamental knowledge required for contemporary dental hygiene practice and covers courses in biomedical sciences, oral health sciences, behavioral sciences, dental hygiene theory and practice as well as clinical experience. Students are prepared to function effectively within a collaborative dental team focusing on client-centered dental hygiene process of care while developing an interprofessional relationship.... [-]

Canada Toronto
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Full-time
18 months
Campus
Canadian College Of Massage & Hydrotherapy

Our renowned MT program is delivered in 21 months. This option provides students enrolled in this program with a “summer break” between year one and year two. This allows ... [+]

The Best Choice in Registered Massage Therapy Education and Training

Our renowned MT program is delivered in 21 months. This option provides students enrolled in this program with a “summer break” between year one and year two. This allows little extra time that could be used to refresh and integrate knowledge and skills learned to date.

Semester Overview

Semester 1

At the start of our 2218-hour competency-based program, students are introduced to musculoskeletal anatomy, including palpation and kinesiology, which forms the core expertise base for massage therapists. In addition, students begin their journey of learning the massage and assessment skills required to start clinical practice. Finally, the subjects of ethics, professionalism, and communication within the therapeutic relationship, support them in understanding and fulfilling their role as a healthcare professional.... [-]

Canada Toronto New Westminster Victoria Cambridge Halifax Regional Municipality  + 2 More
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Full-time
21 months
Campus
Pacific Rim College

The Diploma of Acupuncture is a 3-year (6-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. ... [+]

Diploma of Acupuncture

The Diploma of Acupuncture is a 3-year (6-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Students learn foundational philosophies, diagnostic principles and therapeutic techniques of this ancient and powerful system of medicine, and incorporate them with biomedical sciences and other healing philosophies. This 2145-hour program satisfies curriculum requirements of the CTCMA of BC.

Study Options

The School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine offers year-round educational opportunities with an academic calendar based on 3 semesters per year. New students may enroll every January, May and September and students may either choose to pursue year-round studies or to take a semester or more off at their discretion. By choosing their course load each semester, students may complete any semester on a part-time or a full-time basis.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
College Boreal

The student or the student develops skills to assess the client's oral health status and interpret clinical results. In collaboration with the client, he or she develops ... [+]

The student or the student develops skills to assess the client's oral health status and interpret clinical results. In collaboration with the client, he or she develops a care plan that reflects the needs of each individual. Thereafter, the student or the student shall provide educational, preventive and therapeutic interventions as prescribed in his field of practice. The ending or finishing is equipped to provide primary high-quality health care with confidence and professionalism in the health team.

The student or the student involved in internal and external courses in various media such as Dental Hygiene Clinic of Collège Boréal, Francophone community health centers, long term care facilities and public health service. In addition, the student or the student benefits of interdisciplinary activities in collaboration with Northern Ontario School of Medicine.... [-]

Canada Sudbury Hearst Kapuskasing Temiskaming Shores Timmins Toronto Windsor Niagara Falls Temiscaming North Bay  + 7 More
September 2019
French (Canada)
Full-time
3 years
Campus