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Youth Work Graduate Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  • Prerequisites at the undergraduate level include at least three credits in adolescent development and three credits in social science research methods.
  • Evidence of some volunteer or work experience with children or youth is required.
  • Candidates must be aware that a Police Check is required prior to an internship placement.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Additional requirements include two letters of recommendation, and both a letter of intent and interview.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 33 credits.

Please see the Applied Human Sciences Courses page for course descriptions.

Youth Work Graduate Diploma (33 credits)

24

credits of Required Courses:

AHSC 510 Advanced Research Methods in Youth Work (3.00)
AHSC 520 Psychoeducation and Youth Work Ethics in Practice (3.00)
AHSC 522 Fundamentals of Child and Youth Care Work (3.00)
AHSC 525 Individual and Group Intervention with Youth (3.00)
AHSC 527 Advanced Youth Work Intervention: Case Management and Supervision (3.00)
AHSC 530 Community Youth Development (3.00)
AHSC 540 Mental Health and Addictions: Youth Work Perspectives, Policies and Practices (3.00)
AHSC 565 Parent-Child Relations (3.00)

9credits chosen from Youth Work Graduate Diploma Electives or Youth Work Graduate Diploma Required Fieldwork courses.

Youth Work Graduate Diploma Electives (12 credits)

In cases where cross-listed courses at the undergraduate level have already been completed, the candidate is required to select electives from the courses listed below to fulfill the 33-credit requirement. All substitutions must be made in consultation with the program advisor.

AHSC 512 Sexuality in Human Relations (3.00)
AHSC 513 Family Communication (3.00)
AHSC 551 Counselling Skills and Concepts (6.00)
AHSC 560 Health Promotion (6.00)
AHSC 598 Special Topics in Youth Work (3.00)
AHSC 599 Independent Study (3.00)

Youth Work Graduate Diploma Required Fieldwork

9

credits chosen from one of the following:

Internship in Youth Work I and II

Extended Internship

Internship in Youth Work I and II

AHSC 533 Internship I in Youth Work (3.00)
AHSC 537 Internship II in Youth Work (6.00)

Extended Internship

AHSC 538 Extended Internship in Youth Work (9.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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