The field of Human Services is broadly defined, uniquely approaching the objective of meeting human needs through an interdisciplinary knowledge base, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems, and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. The Human Services profession is one which promotes improved service delivery systems by addressing not only the quality of direct services, but also by seeking to improve accessibility, accountability, and coordination among professionals and agencies in service delivery.
The Bachelor of Professional Arts (Human Services) degree responds to the career and professional needs of career practitioners in the human services fields of early childhood education, child and youth care, rehabilitation services, and other closely related fields such as teacher assistants and counsellors.
This four-year, 120-credit degree is available if you have completed an Athabasca University approved two-year human services related diploma from Medicine Hat College, or another recognized post-secondary institution. Typically, the diploma counts as the first 60 credits or half of the degree.
Athabasca University has approved the following Medicine Hat College diplomas for transfer to this degree:
You must complete a minimum of ten courses through Athabasca University to fulfil the residency requirement. You complete this degree at Medicine Hat College by taking a combination of Medicine Hat College courses, Athabasca University courses offered onsite and Athabasca University classes via individualized study.
Athabasca University Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services degree may also be completed completely via individualized study.
The Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services program is currently being updated and courses revised to meet the everchanging needs in this field. For an up-to-date list of classes being offered consult with the Athabasca University Onsite Liaison Officer.
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