Application Procedure

For prospective students interested in the MC:AT program, applications go through Athabasca University. Please click on the following link for more information:

If you are applying with a master’s, please fill out the Advanced Diploma Application form with all relevant materials as itemized. Download the Advanced Diploma Application Form here. If you have problems downloading please try our alternate form: Basic Advanced Diploma Application.

Acceptance Procedure

When completed applications have been received, the selection committee arranges for personal or phone interviews. Upon acceptance, a letter of confirmation, program details, tuition fee schedule and student contract is sent in the mail.

Enrolment and Attendance

Students attend the program with their original cohort rotation. If a leave of absence is necessary, arrangements may be made for reentry, subject to space availability.


In the event of withdrawal prior to completing the program, students receive refunds as mandated by the PTIB (Private Training Institutions Branch).

The refund policy can be downloaded as a PDF here.

Registration and Associations

According to the credit system and art therapy practicum hours, the Advanced Diploma program satisfies the art therapy education requirements established by the provincial associations in Canada, and the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

Graduates are eligible to apply for Registration with their provincial art therapy associations.

For further information about the Advanced Diploma Program, please contact:

Laura Worrall, Director of Distance Programs
Phone: 604.681.8284


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