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About Rhodes Wellness College
Rhodes Wellness College is a national leader in wellness, coaching, and counselling education. The college is registered and accredited with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia. Students come from all over the world to experience our unique and powerful education system.
Bea Rhodes M.Ed., President and founder of Rhodes Wellness College, has over 30 years of experience in the coaching, counselling, and wellness industries. She holds a Master of Education (Adult Education) from the University of British Columbia and is a certified Life Skills Coach trainer and college instructor. Bea has designed numerous Life Skills coaching, counselling, wellness and personal development programs over the past thirty years. Additionally, she has led over 200 groups and conducted over 50,000 hours of training and instruction.
The programs at Rhodes Wellness College use an experiential approach that combines practical skills training with intense personal development and healing. Graduates of Rhodes Wellness College exhibit strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills and enter the employment market with highly marketable skills. An education at Rhodes Wellness College provides a great point of entry for those who are new to the wellness, coaching and counselling industries. Those with previous academic or industry experience choose Rhodes Wellness College because of the emphasis on applied skills development and experiential learning.
It is a wonderful short film that shows you Rhodes Wellness College through the eyes of our students. Through their journey and experiences, you will be taken on a path of change.
In The News
Rhodes Wellness College has been featured in numerous publications, including the Vancouver Sun, The Province, Shared Vision and Balanced Life Magazine, Huffington Post, Business in Vancouver, Consumer Health Digest, Moods Magazine, and Elevate Magazine.
We have been interviewed for TV on the CBC Morning show, and for radio on CKNW, The Beat, Fairchild Radio, and Jack FM.
Rhodes Wellness College opened in 1996. The first program offered was the popular Life Skills Coach Certificate program, followed by the Life Skills Counsellor Certificate program. The college launched its first diploma program in 1999, with the Life Skills Instructor Diploma program (now called the Life Coach Diploma program).
In response to the growing needs of employers and government agencies concerned with creating healthy workplaces and individuals, and to address the growing need for qualified and recognized education in this area, the Wellness Counsellor Diploma program was developed in 2001.
Rhodes Wellness College has introduced an advanced Professional Counsellor Diploma Program. This program combines a complete education in wellness, coaching, and counselling with enhanced professional skill development and support for professional accreditation. Graduates of this program also receive assistance in working towards their Registered Professional Counsellor designation.
The Life Skills Coach Certificate course has received ACSTH accreditation from the International Coach Federation, creating a pathway for graduates to obtain professional accreditation in the coaching field.
Rhodes Wellness College
Rhodes Wellness College Ltd.
February 12, 1996
Owner, President and Founder
Bea Rhodes M.Ed
Faculty and Staff
Eight full time faculty and staff
Ten part time instructors
Private Career Training Institutions Agency
Education Quality Assistance
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
International Coach Federation
Better Business Bureau
Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
British Columbia Career Colleges Association
Canadian Association of Life Skills Coaches and Associations
#280 – 1125 Howe Street Vancouver V6Z 2K8
Professional Counsellor Diploma Wellness Counsellor Diploma Addictions Counsellor Diploma Life Coach Diploma Life Skills Counsellor Certificate Life Skills Coach Certificate Selected part time studies, events and workshops
Number of Semesters
Four (first year)
Two (second year)
Number of Students
The number of students enrolled is generally between 45 and 60 full time, plus part time students, event and workshop attendees.