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Seminary Certificate in Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy (SCSC/C)

Program Description

The program of studies is intended to introduce skills for professional practice, disciplines for self-knowledge and self-care, leadership skills, and the ability to engage diverse sectors so that graduates are able to provide spiritual care or chaplaincy work in a variety of contexts. 

The SCSC/C is being offered by CSBS in partnership with four other graduate schools in Alberta: Ambrose Seminary, Taylor Seminary, Newman Theological College, and St. Stephens College. Some of the courses listed below will be provided through one of the sister schools.  Contact the Registrar for more details.

Degree Outcomes

  1. Students who complete the SCSC/C will have gained skills in leadership and spiritual care/chaplaincy. 
  2. Students who complete the SCSC/C will have gained understanding of issues related to ethics and diversity. 
  3. Students who complete the SCSC/C will have integrated knowledge, skills, and experience through a spiritual care/chaplaincy field education practicum.
  4. Students who complete the SCSC/C will have grown in Christlikeness.

Certificate Requirements

  1. The prerequisite for this certificate is a BA degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
  2. A total of 21 credit hours is required for the completion of the SCSC/C.


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Seminary Certificate in Spiritual Care/Chaplaincy
Courses taken at CSBS
2P3231Spiritual Leadership +1*3
2C1243Dealing with Conflict +1*3
2P3215Spiritual Formation +1*3
2P2241Capstone Ministry I +1*3
Consortium Courses **
Basic Spiritual Care3
Total credits hours SCSC/C21
* contact registrar for more details
** these 3 courses are offered through sister institutions in Alberta with whom CSBS is partnering to offer the Spiritual Care Certificate.

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Recognized by the Province of Alberta. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), click here to learn more, and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), learn more here.