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Graduate Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2024

Sep 2023

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CAD 11486

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 150

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12 months


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Program Overview

The Psychedelic-assisted Therapy Graduate Certificate program is geared toward professional therapists (or equivalent) and clinicians who aim to train in and support psychedelic-assisted therapies.

The program model centres on coming to know the opportunities and challenges inherent in this advanced practice area, followed by the practice of collectively navigating complexities within a community of practice environment.  The small group interdisciplinary learning environment is designed to augment one’s therapeutic capacity to provide safe and inclusive care.

Professionals who apply for the certificate program will join a cohort that begins in September and moves through the courses in sequence. The first three theory courses in the program are online theory courses. PAT 504 (6 credit) is a hybrid (online and in person) practicum course for professionals to engage in supervised practice in a program that delivers psychedelic-assisted therapies. The full program can be completed from a distance if an approved practicum site is available near the trainee's place of residence.


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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

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General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 7.0 - With No Band Less Than - 6.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 93 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 65.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in health, human services, or related fields.

7 IELTS Score
93 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
65 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
55% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 150

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11400 Per year

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