Conestoga College - Graduate Programs

Mental Health and Substance Abuse - At-Risk Populations

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Program Information

School:Conestoga College - Graduate Programs
Faculty:Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Degree:Certificate
Field of Study:Mental Health Counselling/Counsellor
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling
Description:The Mental Health and Substance Abuse - At Risk Populations graduate certificate program will provide future human and health service providers with knowledge and applied skills needed to move into service and program planning, delivery and evaluation roles related to persons who are affected by mental health and/or substance use problems. As providers in these sectors work increasingly across boundaries to address the complex and intersecting needs of these populations, students will learn how to examine and address service quality at the practice, program and system levels. Learners will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of community collaboration, public participation, social inclusion, and advocacy in their work with persons experiencing complex conditions. Integrative themes of self-determination, capacity building, resilience, recovery and empowerment will be examined from person-centred, community-based and population-oriented perspectives.
URL:Mental Health and Substance Abuse - At-Risk Populations at Conestoga College - Graduate Programs
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,701

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Enrolment #:25

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT 88; CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60; PTE Academic 58; or Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6. We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants must have a two- or three-year diploma or a degree from an accredited college or university with a specialty in health or social sciences, justice, social justice, social services, social work, or other health, human service, or community focused fields of study.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on February 05, 2018