Program Description

This program is under review and we will not be accepting new students until the review is complete. In progress students are encouraged to complete any remaining courses as soon as possible. Email Continuing Education, Health and Nursing for more information.

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

There are over 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes (opens in new window).

Explore the clinical approach to diabetes education through online theoretical courses and field placements. 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) (opens in new window).

Continuing Education students usually complete this program in five terms.

Courses in this program cost approximately $400 each. Textbooks are extra.

Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

At this time we are not accepting new students in this program.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.


Academic Opportunities

Mohawk Pathways offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies. Students that graduate from any of the following programs are eligible to enroll in the Diabetes Education Certificate program:

View the pathways map (PDF) which shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices. Equivalences and/or course exemptions may apply. Prerequisite courses and/or minimum averages may be required.

Career Opportunities

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Field Placement / Clinical

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

You MUST register for Preplacement/Clinical Service (HLTH10223), which is not part of the program of study, to complete required health clearances prior to registering for a clinical.

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

Continuing Education
Health and Nursing
Email Us

Completion Requirement

5 Course(s)

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This program of studies 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 email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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