What will I learn?

Through therapeutic programming and processes you will learn to engage purposefully and effectively to facilitate growth and positive life change in the development of healthy emotional, social, behavioural and developmental well-being.


This advanced diploma is delivered over two calendar years and provides you with the knowledge and placement experiences you need to launch your career.

Newly enhanced curriculum focuses on theoretical knowledge and applied interventions for positive outcomes.

Emphasizes field placement opportunities with over 800 hours of practical in-field experience supported by a full-time field placement officer.

Certification in non-violent crisis intervention available.

Network with faculty and industry partners at professional opportunities.

Career Opportunities

  • Board of education
  • Community agency
  • Residential care and treatment facility
  • Mental health agency
  • Social service agency
  • Specialized day or residential camp
  • Youth justice facility or agency

Which department am I in?

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Sport

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,540.00 (US$ 10,605) per year
CAN $13,540 - CAN $14,750 /year
Start date

Expected January 2022


Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus

International Office, Room W115,

135 Taylor Road,


Ontario (ON),

L0S 1J0, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent including the following required course(s):

  • English – any Grade 12 (C) or (U), or equivalent

Recommended Courses and/or Skills:

These courses and skills may help you succeed academically in this program, but they are not required for admission.

  • Related volunteer and/or cooperative experience
  • Families in Canada – Grade 12 (C)
  • Contemporary Indigenous Issues and Perspectives in a Global Context – Grade 12 (C) or (U)
  • Canadian and World Issues – Grade 12 (U)
  • Dynamics of Human Relationships – Grade 11 (O)
  • Human Development Throughout the Lifespan – Grade 12 (C) or (U)
  • Challenge and Change in Society – Grade 12 (U)
  • Working with School-Age Children and Adolescents – Grade 12 (C)

TOEFL - Paper: 500; Computer: 173; iBT: 79 minimum: 20 Writing, 20 Speaking

IELTS: 6.0 overall, No individual band under 5.5

CAEL: 60 - No band under 50

EAP: Completion of Level 5 English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program with 70% and no individual grade under 50%

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.