Holistic Doula Certificate
The Holistic Doula Certificate is a 13.5 week, 270-hour program that prepares students to work as both Doulas and Post-partum Doulas. It is the most comprehensive Doula program offered in North America.
The education and training provided within the Holistic Doula Certificate Program is 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 labouring 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 labouring mother and her family. By gaining 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 centre.
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 3:30pm to 6:30pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
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).
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Last updated November 17, 2016