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Bachelor of Theology in Pastoral Care and Counselling Ministry
The Pastoral Care and Counselling degree program provides the instruction necessary to develop skills to help others who struggle with mental, emotional, and spiritual issues. It begins by developing personal awareness as well as spiritual depth and acuity in order to prepare the student to care for individuals from a firm faith foundation. The program provides for the development of pastoral counselling skills based on biblical, psychological and theoretical knowledge. Topics include biopsychology, personality, mental health disorders, classic theorists, counselling modalities, as well as specific counselling skills such as addictions, grief, trauma, crisis, and group work. Degree outcomes include additional certificates in marriage counselling and suicide intervention. Throughout the four years, the student is given opportunity to experience spiritual direction and gain practical experience through in-class practice, practicum placements, and internship.
Program Type Bachelor's
Credential Type Degree
Length 4 Years
4 Years, 129 credit hours
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Applicants from Alberta must have achieved a valid high school diploma with the completion of a Grade 12 English with a minimum grade of 65% to gain entrance into a degree program.
Mature Students: Applicants 21 years of age or older on Registration Day, who have been away from formal education for a minimum of two years and who can demonstrate their ability to undertake college-level studies are eligible to complete the application process. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis.
All Mature Students Applicants are required to provide an Official Transcript showing completion of (Grade 12 English) or their equivalencies before they may be admitted to a Diploma or Degree Program of Study.
The best option is to present results of standardized testing, such as Provincial Departmental results, ACT with a minumum score of 20, SAT with a minimum score of 900, or GED with a minimum score of 500.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2021/08/01 to 2022/07/31*.
Tuition $7,744.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $2,095.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $600.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated February 23, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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