Certificate in Family Life Education

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  • Objectives
    Family Life Education is a multidisciplinary field that attempts to improve the quality of life for individuals and families across the life cycle. This is accomplished using a preventative approach in a small group context. The aim of the Certificate in Family Life Education is to increase knowledge and skills relevant for persons who wish to conduct family life education programmes in: social and community service agencies; hospitals; schools and after-school programs; employee assistance programs or wellness programs in business organizations; multidisciplinary teams in learning centers; and, religious institutions.
  • Practical experience
    There is a fieldwork portion of this certificate program.
  • Entry requirements
    The program is also designed for those who, although qualified in their own professions, wish to obtain additional training and practice in: 1) group leadership and small group dynamics; 2) interpersonal relations and communications; 3) designing, facilitating and evaluating programmes and workshops; and, 4) prevention work with individuals and families.
  • Academic title
    Certificate in Family Life Education
  • Course description
    Note: Life Span Growth and Development for Practitioners (AHSC 220), Interpersonal Communication and Relationships (AHSC 230), and Working in Task Groups (AHSC 232) are prerequisite courses for this Certificate.

        * 21 required credits in Applied Human Sciences: Sexuality in Human Relations; Family Communication; Program Planning, Design and Evaluation; Foundations of Family Life Education; Leadership in Small Groups; and Fieldwork Practice
        * 9 elective credits in Applied Human Sciences chosen from Self-Managed Learning; Respecting Diversity in Human Relations; Introduction to Intervention in Human Systems; Interviewing; Adolescence: Issues and Intervention; Adulthood: Patterns and Transitions; Older Adulthood: Issues and Intervention; Gender and Leisure; Power and Conflict Resolution in Human Systems; Play, Adult Learning and Development; The Older Adult and Leisure; and Health Promotion.

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