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Counselling Women

Athabasca University

12 months
357 EUR/credit 10710 EUR/year
179 EUR/credit 5370 EUR/year
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Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Counselling Women (UC-CW) is specifically designed for those who work directly with women in crisis intervention. The program applies feminist theory to the practice of counselling women in these settings.


Possible Career Options

The Athabasca University Certificate in Counselling Women (UCCW) prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields, including, for example, teaching, social work, women’s crisis centres, criminal justice, health care, law, policing, journalism, counselling, human resources, union officer, international aid officer, and policy analysis.

The UCCW enhances counselling and problem-solving skills for both professionals and volunteers who are currently employed as crisis workers, social workers, family life educators, adult educators, nurses, teachers and vocational counsellors.

Programme Structure

In this program you will learn to

  • identify client needs
  • refer clients appropriately
  • critically analyze social and counselling issues from a feminist perspective
  • understand the shifting social, political, economic and cultural contexts in which counselling takes place
You will also develop your awareness of the cultural and social bases of human prejudice and discrimination, including
  • sexism
  • racism
  • ethnocentrism
  • ageism
  • classism

This program explores feminist insights and alternatives that foster tolerance for diversity of human experience and ways of life.

The UC-CW enhances counselling and problem-solving skills for both professionals and volunteers:
  • crisis workers
  • social workers
  • family life educators
  • adult educators
  • nurses
  • teachers
  • vocational counsellors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

The program starts every month.


30 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for this program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10710 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 EUR per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    5370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 179 EUR per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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