Faculty of Health Sciences Continuing Education Program

In the Health Sciences Continuing Education program, we're dedicated to providing high-quality distance, classroom and workplace-based education and training for people and organizations. We view our role from a global perspective, training tomorrow's leaders today.

We believe professional development is an essential part of maintaining ongoing competency and skill training in health and human services fields. Our health courses, programs and customized training are designed to meet the learning needs of the future as identified by professionals, paraprofessionals, health care workers and employers.

Discover the range of courses and certificate programs we offer by reviewing the list on the left.

You may be an

  • RN,
  • RPN,
  • LPN, or
  • Health Care Support Worker

wishing to upgrade your mental health care skills. Or you may be a professional in a related health care field, like a

  • dietician,
  • health information management professional,
  • mental health worker,
  • pharmacist,
  • physician,
  • psychiatrist, or
  • psychologist,

or in any of the many professions that interact with the health care system like

  • first responder,
  • pastoral care worker,
  • recreation therapist
  • social worker or
  • family therapist.

Whatever your profession, you are likely to find something in our courses and programs that will help you continue your education. Courses may be taken individually for personal interest or professional development, or you may wish to complete an entire Certificate program.

Our Certificate programs are clusters of non-credit courses with defined learning outcomes and evaluation components. Each course within a program has a specified grade required to pass, and a Douglas College Continuing Education Certificate is issued upon successful completion of all program requirements. Programs may ladder or act as prerequisites to other education courses and programs.

We recognize that busy health care professionals need flexibility to allow them to juggle demands of family, work and learning – so course start dates are flexible. Our courses are delivered either fully or partly online, using well-established technology managed by skilled and committed instructors.

We are also able to design, plan and deliver professional education experiences customized to meet your organization’s specific needs.Contact Edith Kirkpatrick, Coordinator, Health and Community Studies at 604 777 6528 or for more information.

For more information

For general information about programs and courses or to register, contact

Program Assistant
Phone: 604 777 6527