Holistic Doula Certificate

General

Program Description

Holistic Doula Certificate

The Holistic Doula Certificate is a 13.5 week, 270-hour program that prepares students to work as both Doulas and Postpartum Doulas. It is the most comprehensive Doula program offered in North America.

The education and training provided within the Holistic Doula Certificate Program are based on complementary and integrative approaches, bridging Western Medicine with holistic therapies. The program provides strong education and practical foundation in many therapeutic approaches, thereby creating competent and confident Doulas when working with laboring mothers and building their practices. No single therapeutic approach or discipline taught is meant to be comprehensive and to lead to students becoming practitioners in that particular area. Instead, each component adds to the Doula's competency and thus value to the laboring mother and her family. By gaining a comprehensive education in a variety of disciplines, program graduates will be poised to change the current standards of what it means to be a Doula in North America. All students are eligible to partake in the Doula Mentorship once they have completed all classroom requirements of the certificate program.

Graduates of this program can use knowledge and experience gained to establish a private all-inclusive Doula services business or join or create an integrative health clinic or birthing center.

Study Options

The Holistic Doula Certificate Program is offered onsite and on a full-time basis over 13.5 weeks (20 hours per week of study). The initial program offering is in September 2013. Classes are scheduled on Thursday and Friday evenings from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Admissions

Only 16 students will be admitted into each Holistic Doula Certificate program at Pacific Rim College. Entering students must have a high school diploma or satisfactory post-secondary education, be of strong moral character and have a sound desire and interest in childbirth support. In addition, all non-native English speaking applicants must demonstrate a mastery of written and spoken English. Any foreign applicant may be required to submit an official score report from an English proficiency exam such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Test System).

Last updated May 2018

About the School

Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The college w ... Read More

Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities. Read less