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 Student 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 Rhodes Wellness College.

If you are a Practicum Host that is actively seeking practicum students, please contact our Director of Student & Career Services, Janice Prinsloo at janice@rhodescollege.ca for information about our Practicum Host guidelines, expectations, and evaluation form. 

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

    Our Community Partnerships

    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.

    Founded in 1993, Together We Can is one of British Columbia’s leading residential treatment programs for men suffering with substance use disorders and mental health issues.  We believe that anyone who is willing to enter our Program can create lasting, meaningful and drastic changes in their lives.  Clients at Together We Can are treated with the respect and compassion they deserve as a pathway to freedom unfolds in their lives.  We implement a 12-Step based recovery program in conjunction with other forms of therapy including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), EFT (emotional freedom technique) therapy, REBT (rational emotive behavioural therapy), neurofeedback therapy and principles garnered from SMART recovery.  We employ professionals able to treat clients with a variety of issues such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), anxiety disorder and PAWS.

    Belkin House provides a home to the homeless and those who are at risk of homelessness. It’s a place of healing where men women and children fight against homelessness, hunger and despair. Belkin House reaches out to help people whose lives are battered and broken. Our innovative and unique programs are offered to help residents become well, whole and healed. Belkin House hosts a variety of residential programs and houses up to 224 men, women and children. We provide a clean, safe, secure, and comfortable accommodation for those who have come down on hard times.  Transforming lives, breaking barriers.

    • PCTIA
    • EQA
    • Imagine
    • CPCA
    • ACCT

    • PCTIA
    • EQA
    • Imagine
    • CPCA
    • ACCT

    Rhodes Wellness College is regulated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

    Designated B.C. Private Training Institutions Branch & Shield Design mark is a certification mark owned by the Government of British Columbia and used under licence. To view our college’s PTIB “Designation Certificate”, please click here