The Thanatology department offers a wide variety of courses, including an overview of bereavement and grief, ethical issues, palliative care, suicide, children and death, spiritual and philosophical issues, change and transition, popular culture, grief and trauma, and diversity and social justice. The undergraduate program offers a practicum course that includes a 45-hour field placement, and a grief counselling course that uses experiential learning of basic counselling skills.
King's University College has had a Death Education program since 1976. More than 4,000 students have taken our university courses in death and bereavement.
The certificate program in Grief and Bereavement Studies was started in 1994, in cooperation with the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Continuing Studies, and most of the courses are now available by distance (e-mail) education. There are fewer than 10 such programs in North America.
For more information about the Thanatology department and courses, contact us.
Find information on admissions requirements and applications at the Future Student's website.
The dedicated and passionate faculty ensure students have numerous opportunities to practically apply what they learn in class, such as through weekend workshops and practicum placements, which serves to both enhance and solidify learning.