Doula StudiesFanshawe College
About this Program
Level: Certificate in Doula Studies
Discpline: Health and Medical Administration
Length: 2 semestersCheck My Eligibility
If you have a passion for accompanying individuals and families through their reproductive journey, equipping and supporting them to access information and resources to make the best choices for their own care, a rewarding career as a doula may be the perfect fit for you. Fanshawe's innovative certificate program is the first of its kind in Ontario. Using an evidence-informed and social justice approach, our doula training prepares students for a career providing families with information and support across their reproductive journey. Students will develop the specialized knowledge, skills and experience necessary for ethical, culturally safe, client-centred doula practice. As part of the program, students receive valuable hands-on experience through two practicum courses where they are introduced to the complex, multi-dimensional world of the health care system, all of which prepares them to run a business, including entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, and personal financial management. Doulas are unregulated health care professionals whose role involves advocacy, education, counselling, collaboration and negotiation to provide physical, emotional and informational support to individuals and families across the full spectrum of their reproductive choices.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.