Professional development

In addition to our online degree programs and courses, we have a variety of non-credit, credit and micro-credential courses for your professional development. Whether it is an on-demand course in AI ethics, enhancing your healthcare competencies, or looking for credit courses to obtain your CPA designation, we have you covered!

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PowerED™ micro-credentials

PowerED™ offers online, on-demand education for both organizations and individual learners, sometimes referred to at other universities as continuing education or extension courses. Micro-credentials are short-term, competency-based learning opportunities that are flexible in nature. Micro-credentials help learners develop specialized, job-ready skillsets they need to quickly re-skill, upskill or pivot in their careers. Micro-credentials align with labour market or community needs and can be assessed and recognized for employment or further learning opportunities.

By combining masterful and relevant content with our seamless digital learning experiences, we provide a platform that resonates with our respected expertise in post-secondary education. Whether you're advancing your career or exploring a new path, our courses are designed to be accessible and enriching, reflecting our commitment to making education available to everyone.

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PowerED™ digital learning services

PowerED™ provides a range of services to corporate partners and diverse organizations. This includes consulting services for digital learning strategies and training plans, creative services for online content creation and course production, hosting services on the PowerED™ Learning Management System (LMS), and licensing services for sharing pre-packaged content. With a diverse team of experts in areas like instructional design, animation, project management, graphic design, and more, PowerED™ crafts engaging and enriched online learning experiences, ensuring quality and accessibility at every step.

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Faculty of Business professional development

Undergraduate business courses at Athabasca University are accredited by various professional bodies. We also offer graduate-level opportunities through our Leadership and Management Development (LMD) courses for professional growth.

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Faculty of Health Disciplines professional development

We understand the importance of expanding competencies, especially in the Faculty of Health Disciplines. That's why we offer non-credit options for working professionals looking to enhance their skills. These engaging online courses are self-directed, allowing you to start anytime and work from anywhere, fitting your learning around your life.

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences professional development

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a variety of online learning opportunities to support educators, students, and parents. Additionally, we offer free massive open online courses (MOOCs) tailored to various skill sets, a resource hub called Moving Education Online to support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and English language proficiency courses to help those learning English or looking to improve their skills.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PD

Updated October 26, 2023 by Digital & Web Operations (