Traditional Aboriginal Healing Methods
- First Nations Sites (K304)
- Program Length:
- Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
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
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.
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.
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.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: K304
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2017-2018 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.
Traditional Indian Health Practice
Psychology of Native Peoples
Introduction to Native Studies
Rainbow of Peace
Oral Communication I
Counselling Skills I
Native Community Health Issues
Native People & Child Welfare
Native Identity Development
The Sacred Path