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  • Objectives
    This 716-hour certificate program provides knowledge and practical skills in complementary care.
  • Entry requirements
    The program will benefit health professionals as well as those interested persons who wish to gain knowledge and ability to provide complementary care either for beginning a new career or personal use.
  • Academic Title
    Complementary Care Ontario College Graduate Certificate
  • Course description
    HOLI8020      Holistic Health Assessment
    Description: This 24 hour course will focus on the client as a 'whole' being by utilizing assessment of the client as an individual and exploring physical, psychological and spiritual components. The assessment data can then be applied to formulate a plan and implement strategies through various modalities within the complementary care domain to meet the client's specific needs. Implementation can be further evaluated and strategies changed to meed the needs identified by both the assessor and the client. This course will provide the opportunity to apply the understanding of complementary care practices, their knowledge of assessment and beginning application of a specific modality based on the assessment data gathered.
    Hours: 21
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8170

    HOLI8035     Body-Mind-Spirit
    Description: Recommended: Introduction to Complementary Care or permission from the Program Co-ordinator. The understanding of the interconnectedness of BMS is the fundamental basis to Complementary Care. This course will explore multidisciplinary aspects of the holistic approach in understanding human nature and the healing process. There will be many experimental applications of these underlying principles.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8170

    HOLI8045     Practicum Complementary Care

    Description: Course Admission: Completion of all theory courses.
    This 60-hour course will complete the course requirements for the Complementary Care Certificate. The course provides the student with the opportunity to integrate their acquired knowledge, skills and abilities into a practical clinical setting within the Complementary Care Field. Students will meet the required objectives listed as well as formulate their own objective to meet their own specific needs. Clinical placements will be in a supervised setting and held in approved agencies, clinics, companies or hospitals where they can practice complementary care assessment and modalities.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 2
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8020, HOLI8035, HOLI8170, HOLI8200, HOLI8215, HOLI8220, HOLI8230, HOLI8250, HOLI8260

    HOLI8170     Introduction To Complementary Care
    Description: Complementary therapies are gaining popularity as natural, holistic adjuncts to the traditional model of health care. This 30-hour course will introduce a variety of healing arts, providing the background for those who are curious as well as those wishing to pursue certification in specific complementary therapies.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    HOLI8200     Entrepreneurship In The Helping Professions
    Description: Those considering independent practice will in fact be setting up their own small business. Solid business knowledge and skills are critical to the success of any small business. This course will provide the essential knowledge and skills to be successful. Students will learn to identify the trends within one's own community, prepare a business plan, as well as marketing, administration, financial management, contracts and networking, just to name a few.
    Hours: 50
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8170

    HOLI8215     East-West Models

    Description: The roots of many holistic healing arts are found in Eastern or Western cultures. This course will examine the dynamics of energy as seen from several perspectives. Students will explore some of the underlying philosophies and basic principles of different East/West models of health and healing. Practices from China, East India (ayurveda), Tibet and the North American Native traditions will be discussed. The student will be encouraged to apply some of the knowledge in a practical way and to consider how the information can broaden their understanding of health and healing in their own life and as a practitioner of complementary therapies.
    Hours: 50
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8170

    HOLI8220     Biology For Complementary Care

    Description: Recommended: Permission from the Program Co-ordinator. This course introduces Anatomy and Physiology of the Body, with an emphasis on the modalities in the Complementary Care Program. Common health problems and the effects that are produced on different body systems will be examined. Students will learn the importance of 'intentional touch' and what occurs in the body systems with this type of touch.
    Hours: 55
    Credits: 4

    HOLI8230     Wellness And Nutrition

    Description: Recommended: Introduction to Complementary Care or permission from the Program Co-ordinator. This course will examine the functions, sources and utilization of common nutrients required by the body. Foods, vitamins, minerals, and herbs will be discussed from a holistic perspective. Food combinations, supplements and allergies will also be examined.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8170

    HOLI8250     Interpersonal Relationships And Personal Growth

    Description: Recommended: Introduction to Complementary Care or permission from the Program Co-ordinator. As one prepares to become a practitioner in complementary care it is critical to be aware of one's own feelings, values and energy. Students will examine their personal communication and behavioural styles and recognize the impact of language on therapeutic communications. Students will learn the importance of setting and respecting boundaries, and how all this can affect the client-practitioner relationship. As well, students will examine stress and its relationship to themselves in terms of self-care.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8170

    HOLI8260     Ethics, Legalities, And Professional Relationships

    Description: This 50-hour course encompasses several critical topics for practioners in complementary care. Ethical and legal guidelines for independent practice will be emphasized. Confidentiality, informed consent, documentation and record keeping will be discussed. Relationships between practitioners and client, and practitioner and colleagues will be examined with specific emphasis on modalities taught throughout complementary care.
    Hours: 50
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8170

          Electives: Program Option     

    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 250 Hours

    Elective Courses:

    HOLI8050     Reiki: Second Degree

    Description: This course is a continuation from Reiki First Degree. It builds upon the spiritual knowledge and practical application of the First Degree.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8240

    HOLI8080     Reflexology - Applied Theory And Practice
    Description: This 105-hour course covers the theory necessary to practice and be certified in Reflexology. Anatomy, physiology, specific illness and their relationship to the techniques of Reflexology will be discussed and explored. Sixty hours of this course will provide the student with the required hours of practice. Students are required to perform Reflexology on 60 pairs of feet and submit documentation to the Practice Facilitator for review. Two of the case studies will be in a supervised classroom setting. One 5-hour mandatory review after 20 case studies completed.
    Hours: 105
    Credits: 7

    HOLI8090     Aromatherapy Lab and Practice
    Description: This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to apply European Lymphatic Drainage Massage. The course will include the application of the following skills: verbal assessment, physical assessment, towel technique, and the European Lymphatic Drainage Massage technique. This course is based on the Core Curriculum for the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA).
    Hours: 115
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8180

    HOLI8110     Therapeutic Touch - Level I

    Description: Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a non-invasive therapy, which tends to elicit a relaxation response. TT can be of assistance for pain, nausea, migraines, asthma, fractures, wound healing, anxiety and agitation and many other conditions. Level I introduces participants to the history, theory concepts and practice of Krieger-Kunz method of Therapeutic Touch.
    Hours: 8
    Credits: 1

    HOLI8120     Therapeutic Touch - Level II
    Description: Therapeutic Touch - Level II will start with a review of the knowledge and skills previously learned. Thereafter, the seminar will examine how creative imagery, colour, and intensity are used with Therapeutic Touch to enhance the healing process. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and practice these additional techniques.
    Hours: 8
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8110

    HOLI8130     Therapeutic Touch - Level III

    Description: Recommended: Participants must have completed Therapeutic Touch - Level II, (Krieger-style) at least six months before attending Level III. Level III examines the seven major Chakras and how they relate to the physical body, the endocrine system, and the healing process. The emotional field is discussed, and group exercises are used to explore and develop individual sensitivity and intuition.
    Hours: 8
    Credits: 1
    Pre-Requisites: HOLI8120

    HOLI8160     Meditation

    Description: This course examines different types of meditative techniques and practices. Students will gain an understanding of the value of meditation from a body, mind, spirit perspective. Group meditative exercises will be used and explored.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    HOLI8180     Theoretical Concepts of Aromatherapy
    Description: This course will provide the student with knowledge and skills in Aromatherapy with a focus on the examination of the properties, safety factors, chemistry, and uses of different essential oils. This course will also include the following topics: history of aromatherapy, carrier oils, hydrosois, blending, anatomy and physiology, conditions of the different body systems as related to aromatherapy and expanded application of aromatherapy knowledge. This course is based on the Core Curriculum for the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists (CFA).

    Students who successfully complete this course, the Aromatherapy Lab and Practice course and CPR and Standard First Aid courses will be eligible to apply to write the CFA National Exam (theoretical and practical) for professional Membership in the CFA as a Certified Aromatherapist.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    HOLI8240     Reiki: First Degree
    Description: Reiki (pronounced RAY-KEY) is an ancient healing art from Japan and Tibet. It is a gentle yet intense technique that helps the body to heal physically and emotionally by clearing blocked energy. Reiki is taught through a system of levels called degrees. The first degree provides the foundation for advancing study in Reiki. Students will learn basic anatomy, energy centres, mind-body-soul relationships and basic techniques. Ethics and moral codes are strongly emphasized through the course. Students will perform self-directed case studies with a focus on reflective learning.
    Hours: 50
    Credits: 3

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