All diploma programs at Rhodes Wellness College contain a practicum component. Practicums provide an opportunity for students to apply their skills in a professional environment, get “real world” feedback, network, find employment and engage in applied career exploration.

Given the experiential and applied nature of Rhodes Wellness College curriculum, many Practicum Hosts are able to integrate practicum students into their organizations and see immediate positive results. Many students have ultimately been hired by their Practicum Hosts, or alternatively, have had doors opened and contacts made through positive and mutually beneficial practicum placements.

The Career Services department provides resources and assists students in their search for appropriate practicum hosts, although finding and securing a practicum placement is the responsibility of the student.

If you are a Practicum Host that is actively seeking practicum students, please contact our Career Development Coordinator at careerservices@rhodescollege.ca.

Recent graduates have completed their practicum (Professional Counsellor Diploma) at the following locations:

  • Coast Mental Health
  • VLM Multicultural Family Support Services Society
  • Whole Way House
  • Worksafe BC
  • Dr. D Weissmon
  • Youth Summer Camp (CLW)
  • Boys and Girls Club – Skills Link
  • Newton Advocacy Group Society

Recent graduates have completed their practicum (Wellness Counsellor Diploma) at the following locations:

  • Spectrum Society
  • Eslha Ian Learning
  • Luke 15 House
  • South Vancouver youth centre
  • Coast Mental Health
  • Random Acts of Fitness
  • Harbour Light Salivation Army
  • Native Courtworkers and Counselling
  • Lilith Recovery Society
  • Cross Roads Treatment Centre
  • Parkgate Youth Service
  • UFCW Skills
  • Downtown Eastside Womans’s Centre
  • The Summit

    Recent graduates have completed their practicum (Life Coach Diploma) at the following locations:

    • Aboriginal Front Door Society
    • Daycares
    • Saje Natural Wellness
    • Pacific Community Resource Society
    • The Aboriginal Society
    • YMCA
    • Luke 15 House
    • Belkin House

    Practicum Host Guidelines

    To provide an opportunity for students to apply their Coaching, Counselling, Wellness or other career related skill in a professional environment.

    Practicum Host to provide student with a job description. The job and its description should be related to the student’s career goals.

    Minimum 20 hours per week
    Maximum 40 hours per week
    Duration as stipulated in student program.

    Practicum Host to provide Rhodes College with a written evaluation of student, pertaining to the following areas (download the form below):

    1. Punctuality (including breaks)
    2. Personal appearance/hygiene
    3. Understands company’s expectations/goals
    4. Ability to get along with co-workers
    5. Ability to work with the public
    6. Ability to work unsupervised
    7. Willingness to accept constructive criticism
    8. Uses own initiative
    9. Demonstrates a positive attitude toward work
    10. Uses time efficiently
    11. Reliability
    12. Integrity and honesty
    13. Overall professionalism

    File Title: Practicum Host Evaluation Form
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    If you have any questions or comments, please contact careerservices@rhodescollege.ca or call 708-4416.

    Mountainside Wellness

    Mountainside Wellness is proud to partner with Rhodes Wellness College – offering eight students each year a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn and work at a private practice focused on removing boundaries on mental health and wellness services that are often out of reach for the Indigenous, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, disabled, and neurodivergent communities.
    Our investment in equity, diversity, and inclusion begins with a foundational commitment to put people before profits, and to amplify the voices of communities that are historically underserved and marginalised. Everyone deserves access to quality counselling and wellness services, and at Mountainside Wellness we make it happen.

    • PCTIA
    • CPCA
    • ACSTH
    • Imagine
    • EQA