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Pacific Coast University For Workplace Health Sciences Advanced Certificate in Return to Work (ACRTW)
Pacific Coast University For Workplace Health Sciences

Advanced Certificate in Return to Work (ACRTW)

Port Alberni, Canada

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Sep 2023

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Introduction

The Advanced Certificate in Return to Work is targeted at professionals who already have an undergraduate degree in a field other than disability management and some work experience related to workplace health science. It offers qualified applicants who wish to achieve a specialized academic credential in the field of return to work with an opportunity to obtain a credential in this area. The Advanced Certificate is offered at the undergraduate level and provides students with an understanding of the required conceptual frameworks and their application to return to work. It equips them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to work within the specific area of return to work for ill or injured workers.

Students who successfully complete the Advanced Certificate will have the competencies for the successful performance of the range of specialized activities required to achieve a successful return to work outcomes in complex and non-routine settings for people with both physical and psychological health conditions. Specifically, it is designed to develop the competencies that are required to help individual workers return to work after a temporary or permanent impairment and to assist the organizations and other actors to provide effective supports and interventions to retain a worker with a health condition in his or her current position or workplace or to return to work after long term absence.

There are two streams of the ACRTW: Stream 1 is focused on Canadian Perspectives and Stream 2 includes International Perspectives on return to work.

  • Stream 1 – Canadian Perspectives, comprises 30 specialized credits selected from the Bachelor of Disability Management degree that is specifically related to return to work.
  • Stream 2 – International Perspectives, comprises 24 credits selected from the Bachelor of Disability Management degree specific to return to work plus 6 credits that are specific to international issues related to return to work.

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