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Disability Studies Diploma

Duration

4 Terms (2 Years)

Key Dates

August 2021

Transfer Option

Start with 5-weeks of Academic Foundation Program from Bow Valley College, Alberta delivered here in India at Chitkara University that will prepare you for a better academic success when you transfer to Canada.

Academic Pathway

IT’S A PRIVILEGE, BOTH IN TERMS OF PRESTIGE, AND CAREERS TO BE A PART OF THE CANADIAN HEALTHCARE SECTOR. SINCE HEALTHCARE IN CANADA IS MOSTLY A REGULATED PUBLIC SECTOR, IT INVOLVES A STRINGENT ADHERENCE TO UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF YOUR HEALTHCARE EDUCATION FROM A CREDIBLE CANDIAN POST SECONDARY PUBLIC INSTITUTION. BOW VALLEY COLLEGE IS A REPUTED CANADIAN PUBLIC COLLEGE IN CALGARY, ALBERTA THAT PREPARE STUDENTS ON DIVERSE HEALTHCARE CAREERS IN CANADIAN HEALTHCARE SECTOR.

Disability Studies (DS) creates the space for rethinking traditional, medical approaches, to imagining disability, mental health and related social institutions. During your two years of Disabilities Studies program, you’ll become a highly skilled and reflective practitioner supporting people of all ages to live as independently as possible, while promoting inclusive communities. You’ll also learn how to collaborate and build relationships with family members, and to work with a diverse network of professionals who support people with developmental disabilities.
Bow Valley College is educating tomorrow’s ever changing workforce
They offer career programs in Canada’s most in-demand industries, including tech, health, and business. Bow Valley College is the best choice for innovative, hands-on education that will help you get a job.
We believe Bow Valley College is the right choice for you. Since 1965, Bow Valley College has prided itself on being a student-focused community college that is immensely diverse. Regardless of where you’re beginning, Bow Valley offer support services that help you succeed. The programs are designed in partnership with industry leaders to make sure the skills we teach are the skills employers want. Our experienced instructors want to see you reach your goals. Get ready for an exciting career journey with programs that get you job-ready in two-years, support services that set you up for success and flexible learning options that fit your life.

Calgary's only comprehensive community college

Affordable tuition and living expenses

Graduate employment rate

Hands-on training in labs with cutting-edge technology

Calgary's only comprehensive community college

Affordable tuition and living expenses.

Graduate employment rate

Hands-on training in labs with cutting-edge technology

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Academic Foundation Program at Chitkara University

The 5-week Academic Foundation Program or AFP has been designed and will be delivered by the School of Health and Wellness at Bow Valley College, Canada. Prior to your arrival in Canada, you will go through 5-weeks of Academic orientation at Chitkara University, delivered online by instructors from Bow Valley College. This AFP will give you an overview of your two-years diploma program at Bow Valley College, what is expected of you in the program, how will you prepare for your courses and succeed in them, and other insights into the Canadian Healthcare sector, including living in Canada and other social-cultural nuances that will help you integrate with the Canadian way of education, and life. The AFP would comprise of synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. The learners will complete Academic Success 101, a Bow Valley College non-credit course here in India, closer to their homes before hitting the road running at Bow Valley College in Canada in their respective healthcare program. This course is mandatory for all incoming students.
Week 1
  • Introduction to Bow Valley College
  • Introduction to Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Introduction to the program
Module 1: Welcome to Bow Valley College
Module 2: Tech at BVC – overview of D2L, MS Teams, Office 365

Week 2
  • What to expect from your instructors and what they expect from you
Module 3: Learning How to Learn
Module 4: Online Learning at BVC

Week 3
  • Strategies for success-e.g. time management, study skills, learning supports
Module 5: Academic Writing Preparation

Week 4
  • Academic writing
  • Academic integrity
  • APA referencing or citation format
Module 5: Academic Writing Prep

Week 5
  • Advice from current learners and graduates from Bow Valley College

PROGRAM FRAMEWORK AT BOW VALLEY COLLEGE, CANADA

TERM 1

Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills
Introduction to Disability Studies
Person Centered Planning
Introduction to Exceptionalities
English composition

TERM 2

Disability Work Management and Supported Employment
Mental Health and Disability
Positive Behaviour Support
The field of Disability Studies
Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span

TERM 3

Challenging behaviour and complex needs
Supporting children and adults with disabilities across the life span
Family and society studies
Social policy

Career electives (choose any 1)

Family and caregivers for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Brain function and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and addiction
The justice system and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The fetal alcohol spectrum disorder learner in the classroom
Assistive technology and principles of universal design
Introduction to counseling

Practicum (learners must complete one of the following two courses)

Leadership in disability studies
International human services practicum

TERM 4

Community connections and inclusion
Facilitating groups
Organization and administration in human services

Career electives (choose any 1)

Advocacy in disability studies
Family and caregivers for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Brain function and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and addiction
The justice system and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
The fetal alcohol spectrum disorder learner in the classroom
Indigenous history, identity and culture

Program Highlights

Career Opportunities

Imagine a career where you make a difference every day. With the Disability Studies Diploma, you will enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities. Be a part of creating inclusive communities.

The links below are examples of where you might work as a diploma graduate in Disability Studies:

Fee Structure at Chitkara University

Towards 5 weeks Academic Foundation Program, IELTS Coaching, Study Permit Application Preparation & Submission ​

Rs. 65000 /-

5 weeks of Boarding & Lodging/Transportation

Rs. 15000 /-

Fee Structure at Bow Valley College

Course Fee

CAD $28,866

Estimated Book Costs

CAD $1550

How to Apply

You can visit our website or download application form or visit us at our admission office in Chandigarh or speak to our representative. Once you meet the eligibility conditions below, you can deposit application form with required documents and application fee to receive your letter of admission. The eligibility conditions are:

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is ranked as world’s fifth most livable city by the Economist in 2019 “livability ranking” for its healthcare, education, infrastructure and stability. Clean and beautiful, with modern architecture, attractive downtown, a good-sized meandering river and the rocky mountains backdrop adds to the beauty of the city. It is the major urban centre for the entire southern half of the province of Alberta, and is surrounded by an area of profound beauty with an unspoiled, resource-rich natural environment. It’s more affordable to live in Calgary than in many large North American cities. Calgary’s economy includes activity in the energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism sectors.

Transfer to Canada

You have to secure a study permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC, the only Canadian government visa granting authority, and other conditions include but not limited to:
Please note that IRCC has the sole right to grant or refuse any kind of visa to Canada and no external factor or entity has any say, control or influence on their decision. For more information visit http://cic.gc.ca/English/study/work.asp.

Work in Canada

FAQ's​

Yes, there are three practicums in the diploma. Each is designed to increase your practice skills in different areas of services with children and adults.
Yes, many adult services and schools hire diploma graduates. More information is given on our website under Career Opportunities.