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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
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Full-time
21 months
Campus
Pacific Rim College

The Diploma of Holistic Nutrition is a 3-year (6-semester) program that explores the use of food to maintain health and to treat illness. This, the most comprehensive on- ... [+]

Diploma of Holistic Nutrition

The Diploma of Holistic Nutrition is a 3-year (6-semester) program that explores the use of food to maintain health and to treat illness. This, the most comprehensive on-site program of holistic nutrition in Canada, is comprised of both theoretical and practical courses and includes cooking and clinical coursework. This program is recognized by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and is a NANP-recommended education program.

Having reached for the first time a point in human existence where more humans are overweight than are hungry, where our children's life expectancy is less than ours, and where food resources and indigenous knowledge are vanishing faster than we can preserve them, increasing nutritional knowledge on both local and global scales is of vital importance. The Diploma of Holistic Nutrition is training students to advance human and environmental health through the sharing of nutritional knowledge.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Pacific Rim College

The Diploma of Phytotherapy is a 3-year (6-semester) program that explores the medicinal uses of North American and European herbs. Students study both traditional knowle ... [+]

Diploma of Phytotherapy

The Diploma of Phytotherapy is a 3-year (6-semester) program that explores the medicinal uses of North American and European herbs. Students study both traditional knowledge of herbal medicine - that which is passed down through various world traditions over the ages - and modern day, scientific-based knowledge. This, the most comprehensive program of western herbal medicine available in either Canada or the United States, is comprised of both theoretical and practical courses, implementing advantages of hands-on study of plants.

Graduates of the Diploma of Phytotherapy are eligible to apply for membership into the UK-based College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, which is one of the world's leading professional herbal practitioner registers. Graduates are also eligible for membership into the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC), the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), the Ontario Herbalist Association (OHA), and the Modern and Traditional Herbalists Guild of BC.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Pacific Rim College

The Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a 4-year (8-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medic ... [+]

Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a 4-year (8-semester) program that deeply explores theoretical and clinical concepts of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine involves disciplines such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese massage, diet therapy and therapeutic exercises. 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 2925-hour program satisfies curriculum requirements of the CTCMA of BC.

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Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
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
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
Stenberg College

Stenberg’s Health Care Assistant for ESL Learners program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to ... [+]

Health Care Assistants provides support to elderly individuals and help them maintain a level of independence while easing their pain and improving their quality of life. Stenberg’s Health Care Assistant for ESL Learners program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line caregivers and respected members of the healthcare team in community and facility settings.

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 that promotes 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 July Credential Awarded: Diploma Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
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Full-time
42 weeks
Campus
Stenberg College

Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facili ... [+]

Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facilities. You’ll be a valued member of the team, qualified to administer medication, assess and monitor patients, assist in rehabilitation activities, educate clients regarding health-related issues and more.

Over the course of this program, students will: Demonstrate the knowledge base, skills, and attitudes consistent with industry expectations for entry-level employment – graduates will be able to meet the baseline competency (Entry to Practice) requirements and standards of practice set out by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Confidently perform clinical functions such as accurate diagnostic tests, up-keeping patient charts and adhering to proper disposal, disinfectant and sterilization techniques Learn general clerical functions such as proficient typing, data entry, scheduling and billing Be prepared to excel in the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Licensing Exam Facts Duration: 74 weeks, including 664 hours of practicum Delivery Method: In-class Language: English Intakes: February, June, and October Credential Awarded: Diploma Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
October 2019
Full-time
74 weeks
Campus
Stenberg College

If you are customer focused, organized, enthusiastic and want to work as part of a healthcare team, consider a career as a Dispensing Optician. Stenberg College prepares ... [+]

If you are customer focused, organized, enthusiastic and want to work as part of a healthcare team, consider a career as a Dispensing Optician. Stenberg College prepares students to become opticians who help people to see and look their best. This program prepares students to successfully complete the national licensing exam.

Over the course of this program, students will: Learn all aspects of dispensing eyeglasses, contact lenses, and low-vision devices Practice performing assessments using an automated refraction system following appropriate regulations Learn how to fit contact lenses and create aesthetic contact lenses Build foundational knowledge of optics, ocular anatomy, physiology, and pathology to make informed decisions Learn client-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects individual needs Facts Duration: 55 weeks, including a 6-week practicum and a 4-week preceptorship Delivery Method: In-class Language: English Intakes: May and October Credential Awarded: Diploma Articulation/Pathway: Graduates granted transfer credits toward BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma – upon completion they can continue to BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
October 2019
Full-time
55 weeks
Campus
Stenberg College

Medical Office Assistants perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to smoothly run medical offices. Typical duties include measuring vital signs, preparing ... [+]

Medical Office Assistants perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to smoothly run medical offices. Typical duties include measuring vital signs, preparing patients for physical exams, assisting pediatricians with children, preparing surgical trays, performing billing and bookkeeping, working with patient charts and data, and arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services.

Over the course of this program, students will: Learn the knowledge, skills, and attitudes consistent with industry expectations Gain an understanding of medical terminology Develop the skills to perform basic clinical procedures Facts Duration: 32 weeks, including a 4-week practicum Delivery Method: In-class Language: English Intakes: February, June, and October Credential Awarded: Diploma Program ... [-]
Canada Surrey
October 2019
Full-time
32 weeks
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
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Full-time
42 weeks
Campus
CDI College

The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program will provide you with a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and applied veterinary practices and will fully prepare you to ... [+]

The Veterinary Health Care Assistant program will provide you with a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and applied veterinary practices and will fully prepare you to provide a large number of clinical and administrative services in a range of animal care facilities.

You will also earn certifications in WHMIS 2015, Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ and AED, and DOGSAFE® Canine First Aid. The pet care field is a growing industry where an increasing number of people choose pets as a part of their household.

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Canada Richmond Surrey
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
CDI College

Gain the office, clerical and medical skills you need to provide the essential support required by pharmacists with the Pharmacy Assistant program at CDI College. ... [+]

Gain the office, clerical and medical skills you need to provide the essential support required by pharmacists with the Pharmacy Assistant program at CDI College.

You'll be trained in pharmacology, dispensing, inventory, billing and administration, as well as customer service skills. Expand your knowledge by receiving First Aid and CPR training and certification as well, making you a more valuable member of any pharmacy setting. Our grads find work in community pharmacies and more.

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Canada Toronto Calgary Scarborough Mississauga Burnaby Red Deer Edmonton  + 4 More
September 2019
Full-time
45 weeks
Campus
CDI College

The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed ... [+]

Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. CDI College’s Practical Nursing diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions.

The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices.

Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning period, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate.... [-]

Canada Surrey Richmond
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
CDI College

Health Care Assistants provide invaluable support to the healthcare industry by caring for patients with physical or mental health issues who reside in permanent or tempo ... [+]

Health Care Assistants provide invaluable support to the healthcare industry by caring for patients with physical or mental health issues who reside in permanent or temporary home care. Students enrolled in the Health Care Assistant program at CDI College gain experience with a wide range of continuing care sectors including home health care industries, retirement homes, group homes, hospices, and long-term care facilities.

Students are taught how to respond to the physical and emotional needs of the client, promote physical and mental activity, interact with the client and family members, assist with personal care and hygiene, and handle specialized equipment. Graduates of the program become skilled communicators who are able to listen and understand their clients while providing exceptional healthcare services. ... [-]

Canada Richmond Surrey
September 2019
Full-time
100 hours
Campus