Diabetes Education - 928

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Nursing Student

Specialize your nursing skills with a graduate certificate in Diabetes Education!

There are over 11 million Canadians living with Diabetes or prediabetes.

Explore the clinical approach to diabetes education through field placements and online theoretical courses. Examine the essential elements of diabetes control, considerations during various phases of life, teaching strategies for clients living with diabetes and more.

This program is designed for those already working as a health professional, looking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

To review the admission requirements for this program, and to apply, please visit the Admissions & Registrations tab.

If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!

Program Length

Approximately 5 terms (1.5 years)


Theory Courses: $449.52 each (4) / Field Placement: $484.80 / Pre-Placement: $101.00

       NOTE: Fees as of Fall 2018 and subject to change.

Common Questions

Q: Can I register into this course if I am just finishing my degree/diploma/certificate in a health related field?
A: No, we do require that you are already a working established health professional.

Q: Can I take all these courses at one time?
A: No, these courses are a prerequisite to the next course, so taken one at a time and following the program of studies is the best way to work through this program.

Q: Is HLTH10223 a course I have to take?
A: HLTH10223 is not a traditional course, but all of your health clearances in order to attend a lab or placement. See the Clinical FAQ below for more information.

Preclinical / Clinical Information

Students preparing for Placement should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • To be eligible you must be a practicing RN, RPN, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacist, Chiropodist, Physician, RMT or another health related professional.

You must be accepted into the program to be able to register for courses.

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education- Health and Nursing

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.


Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore learning styles and readiness to learn in patients with diabetes. Examine the adult educator's role and effective teaching strategies, and learn to design lesson plans and evaluation techniques.
Prerequisites: HLTH10236 or HSCIDW001
Equivalents: HSCI10052
Course description: Examine hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and their impact on Diabetes management. Practice teaching strategies for use with clients with learning disabilities, visual or language impairments and other special needs. Consider cultural issues, especially among First Nations People. Prerequisites: HSCI10052 OR new course HLTH10233 Diabetes Education: Approaches in Practice
Prerequisites: HSCI10052 or HLTH10233
Equivalents: HLTH10028
Course description: Examine special issues related to diabetes and long-term complications. Consider diabetic pregnancy, gestational diabetes, and diabetes in children, adolescents and the elderly. Explore the design and evaluation of Diabetes education programs. Prerequisites: HLTH10028 or new course HLTH10234 Living with Diabetes
Prerequisites: HLTH10028 or HLTH10234
Equivalents: HLTH10046
Course description: Address the disease process and management and control of diabetes to reduce the risk of complications. Examine essential elements of diabetes control - balance of food, physical activity and medication.
Equivalents: HSCIDW001
Course description: The student will learn about basic diabetes education and techniques of adult education. They will design and deliver lessons to clients and evaluate both teaching and learning.
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: HLTH10046 and HLTH10223 or HLTH10235 and HLTH10223
Equivalents: HLTH10057 or WORK10146

Questions about CE at Mohawk College? Please see our FAQ. 


Please see the Textbook Search on the Mohawk College Bookstore website to view texts and course materials currently used for courses in this program. Please note, text books are subject to change each term.

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