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Traditional Aboriginal Healing Methods

  • Campus:
  • First Nations Sites (K304)
  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program emphasizes traditional healing methods and provides students with the unique opportunity to develop self-awareness and the mental and spiritual healing so often needed by care givers. An appreciation for native culture and the uniqueness of being a native person are combined with studies to develop specific knowledge and skills in the use of traditional healing methods in the counselling of Native people.

The program utilizes existing courses of study within the General Arts and Science program, as well as some which have been especially tailored for Aboriginal student's learning styles and need to explore their heritage. A special feature of the program is the College's support system for Native students, which includes the Aboriginal counselor.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates are well prepared for positions in mental health services and social services, or as community health representatives, in native community settings, on or off reserves.

FIELD PLACEMENTS
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: K304

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
NST100
3
Native Literature
NST102
3
Traditional Indian Health Practice
NST106
3
Psychology of Native Peoples
NST150
3
Introduction to Native Studies
NST156G
3
Rainbow of Peace
ENG100P
3
Oral Communication I


Semester 2
NST200
4
Counselling Skills I
NST202
3
Native Community Health Issues
NST320
3
Native People & Child Welfare
NST206
3
Native Identity Development
NST157G
3
The Sacred Path
COM200
3
Communications

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
NST205G
3
Native Culture: Artistic Expression
NST300
3
Counselling Skills II
NST302
2
Ethnobotany
NST306
3
Community Development
NST304
3
Native People & the Law
NST310
3
Alcohol & Drug Treatment
NST321
3
Family Healing & Wellness

Semester 4
NST400
22
Field/Work Experience