School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto

Post-Secondary Program Personal Support Worker - Programa de Personal Sanitario de Apoyo

School of Community and Health Studies - Centennial College - Toronto


The Personal Support Worker program prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate care when assisting patients, clients and residents with broad-spectrum conditions and health care needs, to enable them to lead active and fulfilling lives in the community and institutions, both here and abroad.

The Personal Support Worker courses focus on the full range of home and health-related services required by individuals with physical disabilities,cognitive impairments, and chronic and acute illnesses. The skills and knowledge you recieve will give you the flexibility to adapt to a variety of settings such as hospitals, homes, schools, community residential agencies, long-term or chronic care facilities.

The Personal Support Worker program enables you to learn through a hands-on approach, facilitated by hospital and community health care experienced faculty members. Additionally, clinical and community setting learning opportunities allow you to offer direct care to patients, clients and residents. You gain experience caring for persons across their lifespan and learn to effectively communicate and collaborate with members of an interprofessional health care team.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)


Start Date:Fall, Winter

Semester 1
College Communications 1
Foundations of Personal Support
Personal Support Communication
Developmental Stages & Alterations in Health
Foundations of Mental Health
PSW Skills Laboratory

Semester 2
General Education Elective
Supporting Clients in Palliative Care
Personal and Professional Growth
PSW Clinical Practice
PSW Community Practice

Salidas profesionales

Personal Support Worker
Home Support Worker
Home Health Care Worker
Personal Care Attendant

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