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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
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
Vancouver Career College

The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program provides the strong foundation of knowledge and skills that students will need in order to provide a variety of clinical and ... [+]

The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program provides the strong foundation of knowledge and skills that students will need in order to provide a variety of clinical and administrative services in a range of animal care facilities. The work of a veterinary assistant spans the duties of animal health technician and veterinary office assistant. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to work effectively with the animal health technologist and/or the veterinary doctor and will acquire certifications in WHMIS 2015, Standard First Aid with CPR, and, DOGSAFE® Canine First Aid.

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Canada Port Coquitlam Chilliwack
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
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

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
May 2019
Full-time
43 weeks
Online & Campus Combined
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
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 Canada Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
10 weeks
Campus
Online
College Boreal

This program allows the student or the student to obtain the necessary training to provide nursing care to a diverse clientele, changing and multicultural in various heal ... [+]

This program has received approval (category 1) of the College of Nurses of Ontario nurses in March 2015. The current program graduates can seek registration as a licensed practical nurse in Ontario.

This program allows the student or the student to obtain the necessary training to provide nursing care to a diverse clientele, changing and multicultural in various health organizations. The focus is on promoting, maintaining and restoring health is an individual, group or community. Graduation possibly prepare you you register for the licensing examination approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) to become licensed practical nurse or licensed practical nurse.

Conditions of admission : Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent from another province, or the candidate status or adult candidate A minimum grade of 65% in each of the following courses: 2 French credits (at least 1 mandatory group course): grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university 1 mathematics credit: grade 11 or grade 12, pre-college or pre-university 1 biology credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university 1 chemistry credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university 1 credit - English: 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university Other requirements: ... [-]
Canada Sudbury Hearst Kapuskasing Timmins Toronto Temiscaming Temiskaming Shores Windsor Niagara Falls North Bay  + 7 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université de Saint-Boniface

The goal of this program is to train students with the knowledge, skills, critical thinking and attitudes necessary to safely, competently and professionally practice nur ... [+]

Licensed Practical Nurses are independent professionals who are now an integral part of the health care environment. They provide high-quality care to clients in a variety of health care settings such as the hospital, long-term care and community sectors, who are increasingly demanding a leadership role. As a nurse or nurse, you will use your knowledge, skills and judgment to provide safe, competent and ethical care to meet the needs of patients throughout their lives.

The goal of this program is to train students with the knowledge, skills, critical thinking and attitudes necessary to safely, competently and professionally practice nursing assistants within the health care team. As a nursing assistant student, you will gain the knowledge, skills and critical thinking skills to analyze, plan, apply and evaluate nursing care and interventions for all age groups facing challenges. health.... [-]

Canada Winnipeg
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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
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
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