School of Community Development and Health
Serving your community can be an inspiring and rewarding career – whether you are delivering critical social services, providing health care or working in education.
We offer a broad range of programs in community development, health sciences and education. All our programs are built on the unique combination of foundational science and compassion, taught by faculty highly skilled in their respective fields.
You'll receive in-depth training: in the classroom, the laboratory, and at clinical and field placement settings. Our focus is to prepare you to pass provincial exams and ensure you are confident and competent as you embark on your new career.
Careers in Community Development – New programs in this rewarding field start in January
The Child and Youth Worker program prepares individuals to provide care and treatment for children or adolescents experiencing a range of social, emotional, behavioural, or learning challenges. This program includes three work placements and graduates are eligible to join the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors.
Obtain the skills to provide assistance and support services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, in residential and non-residential settings. Course work includes person-directed planning, teaching and intervention strategies, pharmacology dual diagnosis, philosophy of support, community building and advocacy skills. Two work placements will provide you with varied practical experience.
Learn about ethical principles, addictions, counselling techniques, and how to meet client needs. Prepare for work in withdrawal management and residential facilities, in shelters, assessment and referral agencies, as a counsellor, case manager, therapist or relief staff.
Other programs starting in January:
Early Childhood Education, Personal Support Worker, Practical Nursing, and Social Service Worker
Experiential Learning in the Massage Therapy Program
Students in our Massage Therapy program benefit from a variety of practical learning experiences with different client groups, all conveniently located on campus. This extensive hands-on learning in the program contributes to over 90% graduate employment rate.
At our on-site Massage Therapy clinic, students provide massages to the public during the afternoons and evenings. Services are also available for Varsity athletes at the Varsity Clinic.
For more info and to book an appointment, see the Student Massage Therapy Clinic page
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- University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- University of Waterloo
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
Revised: August 17, 2012