Courses and Programs

2013–2014 Academic Year
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Community Health and Well-being

In addition to expanding your career opportunities, you’ll learn how community health and well-being fit into the social, cultural, and political landscape, allowing you to help shape policy today and initiate a vision for the future.


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Child and Youth Care

Child and youth care is a practice-based discipline, with roots in psychology, sociology, medicine, social work, and education. The following courses will allow you to explore a field focused on research and practice which integrates developmental, preventative, and therapeutic requirements into the life space of children, youth, families, and communities. For more information, visit

Disaster Emergency Management

This program is designed for existing and aspiring disaster management and emergency services professionals and first responders who wish to upgrade their education, pursue career opportunities, or perform volunteer work. Courses provide broad knowledge, case studies, and hands-on application within the local, provincial, federal, and international sectors of disaster and emergency response.

Early Childhood Studies

These courses introduce you to the challenging field of early childhood education. Whether working with children who have special needs or those from different ethno-racial backgrounds, diversity is key. Those who flourish in the field know that teaching, assessing, and guiding children begins with an understanding of the Canadian cultural mosaic. Early childhood educators' contribution to society is immeasurable. For more information, visit

Environmental Public Health Leadership

With a strong focus on current public health issues, these courses will provide you with knowledge of the most effective way to manage a workforce through program planning, implementation, policy, and administrative techniques. These offerings are intended for public health professionals that are seeking to upgrade their managerial skills or working toward a supervisory or management position within their organization. For more information, visit

Fundraising Management

These courses provide a sound understanding of the role that fundraising can play in the charitable and voluntary sector. Interested students are encouraged to email Cathy Mann, Academic Coordinator. For more information, visit

Health Services Management

Health Services Management is a unique part-time program, the first of its kind in Canada. It is designed to meet the needs of present and aspiring managers in health service organizations. In keeping with Ryerson’s tradition of professionally relevant education, the program has been designed in close consultation with leading practitioners, employers, and professional associations. It provides education in management theory and practice which builds on previous professional education and experience. Individual courses in the Health Services Management part-time degree completion program are available to all Chang School students who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the health services management area. Courses examine the Canadian health system and the manager’s role in the health services organization. For more details about the part-time degree program, visit

Interdisciplinary Studies

In the professional world of community services, no discipline or profession operates in isolation. The following courses, many of which are available by distance education, will develop your understanding of issues faced in the field from an interdisciplinary perspective. They will provide the knowledge and skills you need to work effectively across professional and disciplinary boundaries. For more information, visit


The interprofessional Certificate in Advanced Neuroscience-Stroke Care offers health care providers the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of evidence-based practices and research across the continuum of neuroscience and stroke client-centred care.


The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in co-operation with the Ryerson School of Nursing, has been highly responsive to the needs identified by nurses for high-quality, accessible, degree-level educational opportunities. Credit courses are offered in three categories:

(a) degree-credit professional courses selected from the BScN program,

(b) prerequisite and professionally related elective arts courses, and

(c) specialized credit electives in the Certificate in Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management.

Nursing website: more information and resources are available online, including room numbers, regional access centre locations, course outlines, information on the 19- and 30-month part-time degree in Nursing, and the Nursing Academic Planner.

Please note that all nursing courses involve computer use. Students require access to a computer with Microsoft Windows (Windows 2003 minimum) and Internet Explorer.


These courses enhance knowledge of nutrition in related fields of study.

Physical Activity

These courses will impart the critical physical activity knowledge and hands-on skills required to promote, assess, and develop physical activity approaches for individuals, families, and communities. For more information, visit


Psychology courses address questions about the nature of human behaviour: how and why we act, think, feel, and reason, and how these questions are investigated through research.

Residential Care for Children and Youth

The following courses will allow you to build on your understanding of the principles, values, and philosophies underlying residential care for children and youth, along with the practical knowledge that you can apply on the job. For more information, visit


Sustainability is regarded as a global issue that will impact society and the world we live in. These courses provide you with an opportunity to acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge of sustainability-related issues. For more information, visit

Urban and Regional Planning

Courses in Urban Planning are designed to prepare students with substantive knowledge about cities and regions, and with thinking and problem-solving skills for those who contribute as leaders in the community and the profession of urban and regional planning.

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