Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

The need for Chaplains is great – they offer spiritual and pastoral care in diverse setting from hospitals to the military.

In a world in which church attendance is dwindling, chaplains working in secular settings sometimes serve as the only point of contact between people in the wider community and the Christian church. And those serving as chaplains within the Canadian Armed Forces minister to military personnel and their families, regardless of their religious affiliation.

At Acadia Divinity College you will develop theological understandings of the chaplain’s unique call and be equipped in pastoral interventions, crisis response and stress management. You will also be well-trained to provide support to those facing mental health concerns, struggling with addictions, at risk of suicide, or dealing with grief and loss. Through supervised chaplaincy experience and instruction, you will complete two units towards the requirements for Clinical Pastoral Education certification.

The Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, a centre of excellence at ADC, fosters and promotes clinical and theological excellence in Pastoral Care through personal growth, the building of professional capacities and rigorous theological reflection.

For admission requirements and tuition information visit the Master of Arts (Theology) page.

Meet Rev. Dr. Dorothy Hunse
Director of the Charles J. Taylor Centre for Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care

Program Overview

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
IDTH 5010OrientationPass / Fail
Biblical Studies
BIBL 5023Interpreting the Old Testament3
BIBL 5033Interpreting the New Testament3
BIBL (elective)Biblical Studies (New Testament) elective3
BIBL (elective)Biblical Studies (Old Testament) elective3
Christian Thought
CHUR 5013Introduction to Christian History3
THEO 5013Christian Theology 13
THEO 5023Christian Theology 23
THEO 6013Christian Ethics3
THEO 7113Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context3
Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Specialization
CHAP 5023Introduction to Chaplaincy3
CHAP 6013Professional and Personal Ethics3
CHAP 7016Clinical Pastoral Education 16
CHAP 7026Clinical Pastoral Education 26
PACC (elective)Pastoral Care and Counselling elective3
PACC (elective)Pastoral Care and Counselling elective3
Ministry (elective)Elective3
Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, or Ministry Elective1
 Total Credit Hours60

  1. Survey of the Bible (BIBL 5013) required if Bible Knowledge Exam is not passed.