Introduction to Chaplaincy

Designation: CHAP 5023 / PACC 5023

An overview of the profession of chaplaincy, exploring the diversity that exists in this ministry. A variety of specialists will be involved in the course instruction through discipline-specific didactics, including prison chaplains, airport chaplains, military chaplains, university chaplains, and chaplains who are involved in the business, sport, and healthcare sectors. Students will be introduced to organizational and vocational aspects of these specialized ministerial settings. In addition, students will begin developing theological understandings of the chaplain’s unique call and will begin to develop a personal theology of care. Pastoral interventions will also be taught and competence developed in the areas of crisis response, stress management, dealing with loss, death, and dying. There will also be the opportunity for self-examination, where one might consider interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that influence one’s own relationships and faith development

Recommended Prior Study

  • None


Dr. Dorothy Hunse
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care: