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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.

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.

Fanshawe's innovative certificate program is the first of its kind in Ontario. Using an evidence-informed and social justice approach, the program emphasizes the role of the doula in the health care community and 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.

For graduates interested in continuing their education in health care, Fanshawe's Doula Studies program provides students with the recommended year of post-secondary studies.

Career Opportunities

Doulas are professionals who provide non-medical care and support to families across the reproductive cycle. Fanshawe's one-year innovative certificate program provides in-depth training that will provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge, practical skills, and valuable field placements to prepare them to have a rewarding career helping families across the full spectrum of their reproductive journey.
Most Doulas are self-employed, and graduates of this program will be prepared to develop and manage their own business. Given the comprehensive nature of the program, graduates will be able to work as a full-spectrum Doula, Birth Doula and a Postpartum Doula. Graduates will also be prepared to work in clinics, health units, social service and community centres providing childbirth education workshops, post-natal care workshops and breastfeeding clinics.

Program Description

This program emphasizes the dynamic role of the Doula in the health care community to prepare students for a rewarding career collaborating with the birth team to provide families with information and support for a healthy pregnancy, a safe and satisfying childbirth experience and a comfortable postpartum period. The curriculum captures the specialized knowledge, skills and experience that Doulas require relating to anatomy, physiology, and the emotional, psychological and cultural aspects of birth. Students are also introduced to business management/entrepreneurship concepts and strategies including business ethics and contracts, marketing and sales techniques and personal financial management.

Learning Outcomes

Assist with the delivery of family-centred maternity care in collaboration with members of the health care team.
Examine the historical, political, and cultural aspects of the provision of maternity care both locally and globally and identify how they shape the experiences of contemporary mothering to meet the needs of clients.
Apply knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of a woman during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to address the concerns and needs of clients.

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School of Nursing

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (1 yıl)

Okul ücreti
Total fees due per term: Level 1 - CAN $7,974.65; Level 2 - CAN $7,961.65

*Gösterilen fiyat gösterge amaçlıdır, lütfen kurum tarafından kontrol ediniz

Başlangıç tarihi

Eylül 2020


Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Giriş koşulları

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (M), or Open (O) stream OR Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) OR Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) OR Mature applicant with appropriate preparation.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 60 with no score less than 50 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years

A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10


Üniversite hakkında

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