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.
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,
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.
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.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
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.
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
Support group and volunteer organizations
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
Self-employment as a Family Life Educator is also a career option.
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