The Certificate in Spiritual Care is designed for those who are preparing for work in a pluralist context, such as a hospital, home for the aged, nursing home, prison, university, the military, or parish nursing, and who are already trained in a faith tradition.
It is the equivalent of one year of full-time studies that students can complete at their own pace, depending on the availability of courses each term. The program focuses on spiritual care in a pluralist society. Students will complete one CPE unit. Please note that currently CPE is offered through Theology at QSR once every second summer. If students wish to complete a CPE unit at another location for transfer credit, a letter of permission may be requested.
The Certificate in Spiritual Care is awarded by Queen's University on the recommendation of the Faculty of Queen's School of Religion.
Applicants are required to have a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or equivalent) from a university recognized by Queen's University with a minimum cumulative average of 70 percent. In exceptional cases, the requirement of an undergraduate degree may be waived, provided the applicant has received training in chaplaincy appropriate to his/her faith tradition, and is deemed capable of successfully completing the course work. Applicants must also be admitted to the CAPPE Clinical Pastoral Education program as part of this admissions process.