Diabetes Education - 928

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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This program is currently under review. At this time, we are not accepting new students. Students who are currently in progress should visit the Course Schedule tab or email cehealth [at] mohawkcollege.ca for information on completing the program. 

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. An excellent step towards certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE).

Program Length

Approximately 5 terms (1.5 years)

Fees as of Winter 2020 and subject to change.

Theory Courses: ~ $400 / Clinical: ~ $400 / Pre-Placement: ~ $100


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 is required to complete your health clearances in order to attend a lab or placement. Refer to the Field Placement/Clinical tab for information.

Contact Continuing Education

Continuing Education Health and Nursing

We are no longer accepting students into this program.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current 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 Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

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.

NOTE: YOU MUST register for HLTH10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration in CLIN10095 - Diabetes Clinical.


Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
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: HLTH10235
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.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH10236
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.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH10233
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. Prerequisite: HLTH10234 Living with Diabetes
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: HLTH10234
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.
Credits: 3

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

NOTE: Fall 2020 will be the last offering of HLTH10233 Diabetes Education: Approaches in Practice. Winter 2021 will be the last time offering of HLTH10234: Living with Diabetes and HLTH10235: Diabetes: Throughout the Lifespan.

Course Code Course Name

Fall 2020

(Sep to Dec)

Winter 2021
(Jan to Apr)
HLTH10236 Diabetes: The Basics



HLTH10233 Diabetes Education: Approaches in Practice



HLTH10234 Living with Diabetes OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
HLTH10235 Diabetes: Throughout the Lifespan OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
CLIN10095 Diabetes Clinical   FieldWork
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

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Access OntarioLearn
Courses in this program are delivered through OntarioLearn. Visit OntarioLearn to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

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Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience!  You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.

Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the OntarioLearn Course page to discover how to get started on OntarioLearn. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

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Preclinical / Clinical Information

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

Academic Opportunities


Mohawk Pathways 

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Advanced Diploma, and Degree programs are eligible to enroll into the Diabetes Education Certificate program:


View the pathways map PDF for future program choices. Please note programs and pathways are subject to change without notice.