Adult Education

Become a mindfulness specialist

Become a mindfulness specialist

Integrate mindfulness into your life and professional practice to help improve the lives of others.

Mindfulness-based programs have the transformative power to improve general health and well-being by reducing stress and enhancing focus, self-regulation, interpersonal skills, and decision-making.

UFV’s graduate certificate in Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning (MBTL) is a ten-month, part-time online program focused on sound research and best practices in mindfulness-based teaching and learning. You learn to facilitate and design mindfulness programs for use in health care, education, criminology, psychology, social work, the military, and more. You also explore cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary, lifespan, and inter-professional issues and approaches to teaching and learning mindfulness.

Plan your certificate around your work schedule with interactive online courses supplemented by some face-to-face learning sessions, where distance learners participate using video conferencing tools.

As part of the curriculum, you complete an intensive teaching course in a residential retreat format, preceded by an applied field experience opportunity. You have the option to pursue certification as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) facilitator.

Career Outlook for Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning

Earning a certificate in Mindfulness-based Teaching and Learning prepares you to acquire a professional specialization that involves helping people enhance their well-being, cope with stress, or manage chronic illness. Become a trainer in your own field or industry and promote health and well-being among employees and clients through a mindfulness-based practice.

Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Learning is a valuable specialization to add to your résumé to demonstrate that you have the skills and credentials to promote evidence-based health promotion and well-being among both clients, students, or colleagues.

The program provides pathways to certification as a MBSR or MBCT facilitator. Successful completion of the MBTL program is also a pathway into graduate programs, or, for learners already enrolled in such a program, an attractive area of specialization.