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Best Diplomas in Canada 2019

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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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
August 2019
Full-time
21 months
Campus
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

The Health Care Assistant program provides the specialized training needed to work as an intermediate or extended caregiver working with elderly or disabled patients. ... [+]

The Health Care Assistant program provides the specialized training needed to work as an intermediate or extended caregiver working with elderly or disabled patients.

The program teaches students the fundamental medical knowledge they will need to succeed in this industry, including medical terminology, physiology, chronic conditions. Students learn to monitor patient health, keep patient records, and create a support network for a special needs patient and his or her family.

Students in this program complete two clinical care supervised practicum placements in order to put their skills into practice. Graduates receive several certificationsin addition to the Health Care Assistant Diploma, including certifications in Assisting with Medications in Assisted Living, Violence Prevention for Provincial Health Workers, FOODSAFE Level 1, CPR “C” and AED, Mental Health First Aid Basic, WHMIS, and more.... [-]

Canada Burnaby Abbotsford Port Coquitlam
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
July 2019
Full-time
40 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
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

Health Care Assistants provide support to the elderly and help them maintain a level of independence while easing their pain and improving their quality of life. You will ... [+]

Health Care Assistants provide support to the elderly and help them maintain a level of independence while easing their pain and improving their quality of life. You will care for people with diminished abilities for self-care and foster and maintain the client’s independence and trust.

Over the course of this program, students will: Demonstrate the knowledge base, skills, and attitudes consistent with industry expectations for entry-level health care assistants Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance in promoting the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of clients/residents and families Qualify for registration on the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker registry Facts Duration: 42 weeks, including an 8-week practicum Delivery Method: In-class Language: English Intakes: January and April Credential Awarded: Diploma Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
January 2020
Full-time
42 weeks
Campus
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
Confederation College

Confederation College’s Developmental Services Worker program will give you the skills and experience you need to support individuals in living their life to the fullest. ... [+]

Developmental Services Worker

Helping People Reach Their Potential – and Go Beyond

Do you love to work with people and want career options in your future? Do you hope to make a difference in the world? Supporting people living with a disability, such as Autism or Down Syndrome, is a great way to do just that.

Confederation College’s Developmental Services Worker program will give you the skills and experience you need to support individuals in living their life to the fullest. Coursework includes study in developmental disabilities, teaching strategies, health promotion, augmentative communication and assistive technology, pharmacology, dual diagnosis, trends and issues, behavioural supports, counselling skills and community development. If you believe in inclusion, individualization, and empowerment for all people in our community, this program is for you.... [-]

Canada Thunder Bay
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
ABM College

If you are interested in working in the healthcare industry but prefer to work one step removed from patient care, a career as a Medical Office Assistant or Unit Clerk ma ... [+]

ABM College offers flexible course schedules designed to meet individual student needs. Students have the opportunity to take courses full-time, part-time, and on weekends.

When thinking about a career in the healthcare industry, one of the first things that spring to mind are the typical, hands-on jobs carried out by nurses, doctors, and other medical practitioners. However, there are other choices.

If you are interested in working in the health care industry but prefer to work one step removed from patient care, a career as a Medical Office Assistant or Unit Clerk may be the right choice for you. At ABM College we offer a cutting edge diploma program which enables graduates to work either as a clinical Medical Office Assistant or as a hospital Unit Clerk.... [-]

Canada Calgary
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
34 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
July 2019
Full-time
18 months
Campus
College Boreal

This program gives the student the training required to dispense nursing care within various healthcare organizations to a diverse, ever-changing, and multicultural clien ... [+]

This program is taught in French, click here for the French Translation of the program

This program is currently approved (category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.

This program has a Category I approval by the Council of the College of Nurses.

This program gives the student the training required to dispense nursing care within various healthcare organizations to a diverse, ever-changing, and multicultural client base. Emphasis is placed on promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of an individual, a group or a community. Upon receipt of the diploma, the graduate may sit for the exam held by the College of Nurses of Ontario with a view to becoming a registered nurse.... [-]

Canada Sudbury Hearst Kapuskasing Timmins Toronto Temiscaming Temiskaming Shores Windsor Niagara Falls North Bay  + 7 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
City Colleges - Online Learning

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the practical applications of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with particular attention ... [+]

Diploma in ABA (Autism Studies)

€845.00

Duration: 10 lectures

Course fee: online €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in installments)

A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course.

Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM)

CPD Credits: This event has been approved for 9 CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland.

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the practical applications of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with particular attention paid to persons with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, children and adolescents in care, and persons presenting with learning and/or behavioral challenges in school. This intensive course provides training in ABA for complete beginner’s as well as those with some experience who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of behavioral approaches. Upon completion students will have a greater understanding of the principles of ABA and how to apply them, how to determine the function of a challenging behavior and how to design behavioral interventions to both decrease and increase behavior as necessary. A main goal of the course is to give students the tools needed to improve the quality of life of others in a meaningful way. The course will deal with topics such as: What is ABA?, The principles of behavior analysis, Dealing with challenging behavior, Verbal behavior and communication, Functional communication training (FCT), Conducting functional behavioral assessments, Measuring behavior, Designing and implementing behavioral... [-]

Canada Canada Online
September 2019
Full-time
Online
Bow Valley College

You will be a vital part of the health care system, using critical thinking to interpret assessments, implement a variety of treatments, and provide professional, compreh ... [+]

Professional Nurse Diploma

One of the most compassionate and caring choices for a career. You will be a vital part of the health care system, using critical thinking to interpret assessments, implement a variety of treatments, and provide professional, comprehensive care. Patients and doctors alike rely on you to be the foundation of keeping people healthy and improving quality of life. Our 16 month (4 semesters) Practical Nurse Diploma program emphasizes hands-on learning and prepares you to provide high-quality nursing care in the areas of medical, surgical, pediatric, maternity, mental health, and geriatric care. After graduation, specialization options include Orthopedic Technician, Operating Room Technician, Wound Care Nurse, Community Immunization Nurse, Foot Care Specialist, Leadership, and LPN Nurse Educator. Candidates are eligible for licensure upon successful completion of this program and a national exam.... [-]

Canada Calgary
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus