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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 www.ryerson.ca/ce/cyc.
Disability Studies focuses on society's definition of and response to disability. Students explore the social context and experiences of persons with disabilities. For information on the Certificate in Advancing the AODA: Principles and Practices of Accessibility, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/aodacertificate.
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 www.ryerson.ca/ce/ecs.
Individuals seeking admission to the certificate program are strongly encouraged to contact the academic coordinator, Catherine Moher, by email. For general information on the program, phone 416.979.5035 or attend an Open House session. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/familysupports.
These courses address issues of hunger, malnutrition, distribution of food, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/foodsecurity.
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 www.ryerson.ca/ce/fundraising.
These interdisciplinary courses cover topics concerned with aging and the promotion of quality of life for older adults. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/gerontology.
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 www.ryerson.ca/~hsm/hsm.html.
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 www.ryerson.ca/ce/interdisciplinary.
These courses have been designed to equip graduates with managerial skills combined with practical knowledge (ranging from safety, environmental awareness, standards and regulations, specialized information technology systems, effective communications, recordkeeping, and technical writing) that laboratory work requires. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/labpractices.
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. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/neuroscience-stroke.
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management
The Chang School has created these distinctive, interdisciplinary program offerings in response to the demand for education that focuses on the specialized needs of the sector. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/nonprofit.
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.
Occupational Health and Safety
These courses explore occupational health and safety. For more information, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/ohs.
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 www.ryerson.ca/ce/PracticeinMotion.
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 www.ryerson.ca/ce/rccy.
Your awareness of human diversity gives you insight – it's what motivates you in your fight to help solve social problems. If you want to work for social change in an urban environment, these courses are for you.
Courses offered in Sociology are designed to encourage the critical examination of today’s complex society and to broaden individuals’ understanding of the world in which they live.
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 www.ryerson.ca/ce/sustain.
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.