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Get More from Your Core

Cost: TBD

The core is where movement emanates. A core that functions improperly not only leads to movement breakdown, but can also result in injury or pain. Explore how to assess and train the core for optimal functioning. Designed for beginning to intermediate trainers and kinesiologists, this workshop examines the full spectrum of core conditioning, from non-specific post-rehab low back pain to occupational applications. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Fall 2018 | Details to be announced: June, 2018

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Cost: $320

Are you struggling with managing stress while juggling increasing demands at home or work, or perhaps dealing with chronic pain or health challenges, or just wanting to address a nagging sense of dissatisfaction? If so, this course may be for you. Through practicing a series of mindfulness-based exercises and strategies under expert supervision, participants will to learn to manage stress more effectively to enhance wellbeing.

This MBSR course is designed by the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and has been extensively researched and field tested since. The course is facilitated by a qualified MBSR Instructor and professor at UFV, Dr. Seonaigh MacPherson, who will be mentored by a physician and professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Pat Rockman, an MBSR/MBCT specialist. This course will complete Dr. MacPherson’s MBSR certification process with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto.

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Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 10-May 29 | 20100 9 sessions, Tue, 6:30-9:00 pm, and one Sat, May 19, 8:30 am-12:30 pm


Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Nursing Foot Care

Cost: $1500 + supply kit and textbook
Prerequisite: Students must be an active, licensed: RN, LPN, RPN, or NP to take this course. Certification will be confirmed.

This course includes an in-depth focus on:

  • Assessment of the foot and lower limb
  • Prevention and education for the client with diabetes to assist in preventing diabetic foot complications
  • Sterilization and infection control procedures used in reprocessing instruments
  • Excellent review of the process and resources needed in starting your own business

On completion, students have their own foot care ‘kit’ including four sets of instruments and supplies needed to start their foot care career.

This course meets the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses (CAFCN) competencies.

Tuition: $1500
Supply kit: $350 (plus 5% GST & 7% PST)
Textbook: $100 (approximate) The Art and Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada.

Next steps: 

  1. Provide nursing license number and expiry date when registering.
  2. Purchase textbook from UFV Bookstore or order online to have it shipped to you.
  3. Registered students will receive an email with instructions to logon to the course prior to the first day. Ensure the email address where you want to receive the message is accurate when registering. Check your junk folder, if you do not see it in your Inbox. For technical support logging in or navigating the online learning system, please contact: support@pededucation.com
  4. Online course work (theory-based learning) is completed for the next 8 weeks, textbook is required.
  5. Upon completion of the online course work, students are required to attend the 3 day clinical (applied practice).
  6. Supply kits are distributed at clinical.

No refunds are issued once the course starts and clinical supplies are non-refundable.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Mar 12-May 3 | 20355, Online
May 4, 5, 6 | Onsite Clinical (Senior Come Share Society, 15008 26 Ave, Surrey, BC) 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Resistance Training for Life

Cost: $150

As a personal trainer, how do you decide what resistance exercises to prescribe to your clients? Explore resistance training in the context of improving movement literacy and human performance. Learn where a particular exercise resides on a functional continuum and periodization phase, in order to know its purpose and outcome. Have fun trying them out too. Come and learn some new exercises or refine the technique on your existing ones. Be ready to move with purpose and use dumbbells, tubular bands, and medicine balls.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jun 16 | 40176, 1 session, Sat, 9 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
The "Knee'd" for Proper Hip Conditioning

Cost: $150

Because the hipbone is connected to the knee bone, a dysfunctional hip often leads to movement breakdown at the knee. Learn how to assess and train the hip and knee for optimal functioning. Designed for beginning to intermediate trainers and kinesiologists, this workshop examines the full spectrum of hip and knee conditioning, from common post-rehab lower body issues to occupational and sport applications. Come ready to learn, move, and have some fun.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 21 | 20272, 1 session, Sat, 9 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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