COVID affects all Canadian schools in the spring of 2020. On March 15, 2020, Rhodes Wellness College became the first private college in B.C. to move all of its programs online, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to protect its students. This move of full-time programs online was facilitated and informed carefully by Rhodes’ ten years of previous experience teaching online and five years of experience with Zoom.
Rhodes Wellness College hosts its first-ever Career Development week entirely online from March 30th – April 2nd, helping students learn coping mechanisms to study online and to cope with the uncertainty that was gripping the world.
June 1, 2020: The owners of Rhodes Wellness College Ltd., Ben, and Paul, acquire the Vancouver School of Healing Arts (VSOHA). VSOHA moves to Rhodes Wellness College and the two sister schools share space. VSOHA has programs in yoga therapy, bodywork therapy, and yoga teacher training and was founded in August, 2003.
September 28, 2020: The Northern Indigenous Counselling program begins with 18 Indigenous students from the Northwest Territories.
September, 2020: Professional Teaching Assistants are added to many full-time classes to help support faculty optimally offer Rhode Wellness College’s intensive experiential education.
The first ever online graduation for Life Coach Diploma, Wellness Counsellor Diploma, and Professional Counsellor Diploma, takes place on December 11, 2020.