Certificate in Spiritual Care


This program of studies is intended to introduce skills for professional practice, disciplines for self-knowledge and self-care, leadership skills, and the ability to engage diverse sectors so that graduates are able to do spiritual care or chaplaincy work in a variety of contexts.

The Certificate in Spiritual Care can also be completed concurrently with one of our full-length programs. Students can take courses that would meet the requirements for the Certificate in Spiritual Care as part of the MDiv or MLM program and earn both credentials.

Students may complete the 21 credits at a variety of institutions.

Earn your Certificate in Spiritual Care with [21] credits:

[12] Credits -

SC 501 - Foundations of Spiritual Care

SC 625 - Professional Ethics

LE 503 - Leadership & Leadership Formation

MI 502 - Intercultural Competence

[6] Credits -
Electives (PICK 2)

SC 610 - The Ministry of the Chaplain

SC 613 - Introduction to Prison Chaplaincy

SC 615 - Spiritual Care of the Dying

LE 633 - Leadership and Resilience

CC 602 - Crisis Counselling

PT 501 - Personal Formation & Development

[3] Credits -

PT 712/721 - Pastoral Internship or Mentorship

MI 712/720 - Intercultural Internship or Mentorship


SC 715/716 - Clinical Pastoral Education*

*CPE is optional, but may be required for some employment contexts.


Your Future

This is your career


  • Hospital
  • Prison
  • University
  • Industrial Setting

Church-related Ministries

Para-church professional ministries

Non-profit agencies

This is where you can go

Step by step

As classes add up, so do your credentials.

You can start with 1 class that interests you, and build up to a degree. Apply your Certificate in Spiritual Care credits toward a Diploma in Christian Studies. Add 10 more credits to complete a full degree.


way toward a Master's degree

Beyond the Classroom

One-credit workshops are held in churches around Calgary to connect our students to the local community of ministry. Take three one-day workshops to apply toward your certificate.

Staff and Faculty

Name Position Location Email Phone
Jo-ann Jo-Ann Badley, PhD Dean of Theology
Associate Professor of New Testament
- jbadley@ambrose.edu -