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Family Life Education (Cert)

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Degree
Certificate (Cert)
Department
Faculty
Duration
2 to 3 years
Primary campus
Loyola (LOY)
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Family Life Education?

Acquire the knowledge and skills to help improve the quality of life for families and individuals of all ages. Designed for those who are qualified in their own professions and wish to obtain additional training and practice in group leadership and small group dynamics; interpersonal relations and communications; and designing, facilitating and evaluating programs and workshops.

The aim is to increase knowledge and skills relevant to conducting family life education programs in service agencies, hospitals, schools, companies and religious institutions.

Program structure

The Certificate in Family Life Education is designed for those who, although qualified in their own professions, wish to obtain additional training and practice in:

  • group leadership and small group dynamics;
  • interpersonal relations and communications;
  • designing, facilitating and evaluating programs and workshops; and,
  • prevention work with individuals and families.

Program option

  • Certificate in Family Life Education (30 credits)

Courses


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements


Course requirements for admission

No specific courses required. However:


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

Graduates are encouraged to apply to the following types of employers:

  • Community and social service agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Support group and volunteer organizations
  • CLSCs
  • Geriatric centres and residences
  • Drug and alcohol treatment centres
  • Schools and after-school programs
  • Mental health institutions
  • Women's and family centres
  • Community recreation centres
  • Religious organizations

Self-employment as a Family Life Educator is also a career option.

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