If you’re looking for a career that offers tremendous growth potential and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, Casa Loma College will prepare you for that career!
General Admissions Requirements
A student seeking admission to Casa Loma College must meet the general admissions requirements in addition to the requirements of their specific degree program.
Casa Loma College prides itself on our well qualified and experienced faculty and support staff. We are currently seeking qualified people for the following positions.
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Action Awareness Violence Prevention
|This course provides a multidisciplinary overview of the identification and management of situations/events within the continuum of violence that can occur on campus, in the workplace, and other public spaces. Students will learn how to recognize, report and defuse situations involving campus/workplace bullying, harassment, and violence. Additionally, this course will provide guidelines for cultivating situational awareness and risk assessment in order to mitigate or effectively respond in the event of extreme violence. Survival strategies, basic first aid, and practices for cultivating resilience are also part of this course. Certificates will be issued for successful completion of sections covered.|
Basic Meditation Training
|Basic Meditation Training|
Ever wanted to learn more about meditation and give it a go? Meditation has numerous benefits including lower blood pressure, clearer thinking, and lower stress levels. It is used in many traditions around the world for greater vitality and well-being. In this course, we will explore 6 basic styles of meditation so you can learn what best suits you. We will practice each week so you can feel the positive effects immediately. This course will benefit you both personally and professionally and is suitable for beginners.
Instructor Bio: Dr. Katherine Coder is a transpersonal psychologist who spends her time both teaching and counseling in her private practice. She began studying meditation 20 years ago and has studied various styles of meditation over these years. She is a registered psychotherapist in Colorado and a licensed doctor of pastoral science and medicine. She offers both psychotherapy and spiritual guidance in her private practice and has worked with many groups over the years through non-profit organizations, retreats, and year-long practice programs. You can find her at www.katherinecoder.com.
The course is 8-weeks and entirely online
College Writing and Composition
|This course is an introduction to college level composition. This course covers methods of development, effective research and touches on specialized writing such as literary analysis and essay development. Students will also learn to use appropriate verbiage and word placement as well as other do’s and don’ts of effective and quality writing.|
Critical Thinking and Analysis
|This course is an introduction to the subject of critical thinking. Critical thinking and analysis has a fundamental impact on how problems are solved, and decisions are made. In this course students will explore the basic tools involved in developing critical thinking skills and learn to apply these tools to daily life; personally, and professionally.|
|Get into the kitchen and explore how food and cooking relate to your personal health and wellbeing. This Culinary Medicine course blends the art of cooking with the science of medicine, offering you simple approaches to understanding and applying the dynamics of food and food preparation to your wellness repertoire.|
Cultivating Resilience & Community Recovery
|Recovery and Resilience address behaviors associated with poor lifestyle choices and structures and employs education and practice in recovery and resilience factors. Students will learn about recovery principles and resilience factors, along with having the opportunity to apply learning to real-life challenges. Prerequisites for this course are Stress Management, Learning Processes in Health Behavior and Strategies in Wellness.|
|In a diet crazed world, it can prove more and more challenging to make the right choices for your unique self. In this course you will go on a journey of self-understanding, exploring the psychology of eating and how it applies to your life. We will touch on the intricacies of nutrition, food habits, food ethics, and the habit-building effects of emotional eating. This course will help you have a much more balanced relationship with food and consequently, a healthier body and mind, allowing you to ditch the diet mentality for good.|
Environment and Human Health
|This course is an overview of the interchange between environment and human health. Students will be introduced to key concepts and terms relating to the environment, i.e. quality of land, water, air and how it influences human health. This course promotes learning about the reciprocal potential of humans and the natural world within the realms of biodiversity and human influence on planetary health/balance.|
|For millennium humankind has looked to the natural world for health and well-being. Modern living has simultaneously distanced us from our roots to natural wellness and increased our experience of lifestyle related discomfort and disease. In some parts of the world, cultural and traditional approaches to health are alive and well. This course explores interventions for wellness from a variety of traditional medicine systems around the world. We will explore simple remedies from Ayurveda, Traditional Asian Medicine, and other systems that use food, herbs, and spices, and more for therapeutic pick me ups for the body, mind, and spirit|
Foundations of Leadership
|This course introduces students to terms, theories and concepts relevant to identifying and cultivating leadership skills. This course further prepares students for personal and professional leadership by addressing topics such as change, innovation, entrepreneurship as well as goal setting, identifying mechanisms of control and developing effective communication skills. Students will be introduced to various structures and styles of leadership and management and compare and contrast ideas for effective business strategy.|
|This course introduces you to the conceptual issues and practical implications of interpersonal communication. The course is designed to provide a holistic and self-contained, although not comprehensive, introduction to the study and practice of communication within interpersonal encounters. In addition, this course focuses specifically on understanding and improving how we communicate in personal relationships including familial, friendship, work and romantic contexts.|
Interprofessional Team Leadreship
|This course is designed to familiarize the student with the dynamics of group and team development and cohesion. Students will explore the practical application of collaborative roles and responsibilities within healthcare settings.|
Interprofessional Team Leadership for Active Response
|Students will explore the core competencies required for cultivating safety in the healthcare workplace thought the development of collaborative leadership and multidisciplinary team participation. Students will learn to conduct evidence-based threat assessments and develop management practices involving communicating safety plans and ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness.|
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
|This course is an overview of major ideas and approaches to the study of cultures around the world. Students will explore concept such as surveys kinship, social organization, political economy, religious beliefs, language and other aspects of non-Western cultures. This course promotes learning about the world’s diverse cultures in a contextual, comparative, and holistic perspective while also providing context within western perspective and the immediate life experience of the student.|
Introduction to Herbal Medicine
|This introductory course is for people with little or no herbal experience who want to explore the world of herbs and herbal remedies. This course will introduce you to some of the tried and true herb companions, as well as create a framework for understanding how herbs work and how to select and prepare them for maximum benefit. Get into the kitchen and practice whipping up some herbal teas, tinctures, and body care products.|
Introduction to Nutrition and Health
|This course is designed to teach basic scientific principles as they apply to human nutrition in maintaining health and preventing disease. During this course students will examine biochemical function and interrelationships between nutrients in the body. Current nutritional controversies, fad dieting, daily health requirements will also be evaluated.|
Introduction to Social Psychology
|In this course students will explore the ways in which individuals influence and are influenced by society and social interaction. Students will investigate aspects of individual behavior in the context of relationships, social groups, and other forces that relate to people. The material in this course provides a basis for scientifically addressing key issues within this field of study.|
Learning Processes in Health Behavior
|Learning Processes in Health Behavior provides nursing and other health science professionals with an in-depth study of behavioral change processes for understanding how individuals create wellness in their lives toward sustained well-being. Few academic courses that explore the underlying process of change as it pertains to cultivating resilience and well-being exist today, yet a high demand for a lifestyle that curates well-being exists. Anyone working in the health and wellness field, in any capacity, should be aware of important behavioral change processes that aim at improving health and well-being for the professional health worker or for the people the health worker serves. This class juxtaposes empirical theories with experiential activity and reflection so that students have an opportunity to embody the core lessons of this course. This is a prerequisite course for Strategies In Wellness and Living Wellness & Leadership.|
Living Wellness and Leadership
|Living Wellness & Leadership signals a shift from discovering and integrating a wellness lifestyle into one’s life, towards developing mastery in living wellness and expressing forms of natural leadership as a result of developing mastery. The culmination of knowledge, skills, and behaviors transcends skill development, resulting in an expression of leadership. In this course, students will examine personal responsibility, professional roles, maintaining personal integrity, mentoring and guiding others through learning about the five primary behaviors that characterize living wellness. Living Wellness & Leadership is the capstone course in the Integrative Wellness certificate program. All other courses in the program must be completed before a student enters this course.|
Mind Over Mealtime-Nutrition and Mental Health
|Your food choices can positively or negatively impact your mood, your emotions, your patterns of sleep, and even your cognitive focus. This course provides an overview of foods that can make or break your mental health. You’ll explore strategies for creating better health habits and making small, incremental changes that last.|
This course will introduce you to applied skills that can be used not only for everyday life but also as a foundation for continued education in herbal medicine. In this course we will review and discuss 20 different plants and their uses, such as teas, tinctures and body care products. We will also cover safety considerations, understanding how to recognize herbal quality and the sustainability of medicinal plants.
Personal and Professional Ethics
The purpose of this course is to provide allied health students with foundational knowledge and skills required for ethical personal and professional behavior. Students will learn to competently reflect upon, address and resolve ethical and socio-cultural issues that will inevitably confront during their personal and professional lives.
This interprofessional ethics course involves exploring basic knowledge and skills in ethical theory and reasoning, professional ethics, interprofessional approach to health care decision-making, goals of health care, illness experience, and other topics of concern. In addition to personal exploration, students will have an opportunity to practice communication, reflection, listening, and reasoning in the moral and ethical dimensions of health care in order to deliver effective health services within an ethical framework.
Plant Medicine Basics
|Medicinal plants are the foundation of traditional medicine around the world. 3.3 billion people in the world utilize plant medicine on a regular basis to maintain their health and well-being. This course explores the tradition of plant medicine, recognizing that plants have physical and spiritual properties that can assist in our efforts to be well. In this course you will have the opportunity to discover new ways of relating to the plants in your environment as well as learn about other plant companions from around the world.|
Strategies in Wellness
|Strategies In Wellness offers students an opportunity to systematically implement lifestyle structures which support the vision of wellness uncovered in the prerequisite course Learning Processes in Health Behavior. Specifically, students will learn how to create lifestyle structures that enable personal interests, needs, preferences, and wellness values to be included in the building of their personal lifestyle structure for wellness. This course is primarily experiential in nature and students will be encouraged to utilize peer interaction to build support, and share and gain ideas for implementation.|
|Stress is one of the greatest factors in determining a person’s sense of health and wellbeing, and uncontrolled stress can cause numerous conditions that lead people to seek professional care. Students will learn to identify the causes and symptoms of stress and how to effectively manage the body and mind together to reduce pathologies impacted by unmanaged stress. This course is the first required course in the Integrative Wellness certificate program.|
Teach and Learn in Allied Health
|This course focuses on the role of the health professional as an educator of patients, clients, staff, and students. Learn how to develop a comprehensive approach to effective and efficient instruction as well as learning effective ways of planning and delivering educational and training activities with focused and engaging content.
Your Glorious Gut – Introduction to the Human Microbiome
|Your gut microbiome is made up of around 100 trillion microorganisms. Those microorganisms can be friend or foe depending on how you cultivate your relationship with them. In this course, you will explore your own belly-body connection; learning how to listen and respond to the needs of your microbiome. You will learn how a disrupted microbiome can lead to chronic illnesses and mood imbalances and you will learn how to heal your gut and improve your health and well-being.|
Please check back soon for the 2020 Course listing.
Nutrition & Health