Adolescent Development

Course number: DEGS0913 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Study adolescent development in both theoretical and practical approaches and supports application to youth ministry.

Course Description: The intent of this course is to introduce students to the scientific study of adolescent development and apply this knowledge toward effective youth work. Although the volume of material in print on these two areas is vast, we will survey the most important topics as they relate to youth and youth work. This course is introductory in nature so it will provide a basic understanding of adolescent development and foundational principles that will serve as a basis for further study. The course is both theoretical and practical. The student is encouraged to always ask, “How can I apply this information toward working with teens today?”

Course textbook:
Adolescence. 15th Edition.
 Lawrence Steinburg. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. ISBN 9781259060847

    Instructor:  Tina Strutt

Biography: Tina Strutt is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and an ordained minister with the PAOC. Tina currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and three children. Tina has developed a private counselling practice that has been running strong since 2006. Her specialties include pre-marital, marriage and family, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and a variety of personal life transitional issues. Tina is an active volunteer in her church and community and loves to hang with her family, run long distance, tackle DIY home renos, and get a great shopping deal.  Tina’s higher education work history includes Trinity Western University, Providence University College and Seminary, Summit Pacific College and Master’s College and Seminary. Her experience includes student development, small groups, counselling, and teaching. She developed and directed the Counselling Foundations Program at Summit Pacific College in BC for eight years, equipping students for pastoral counselling ministry and preparing them for further counselling education at an MA level.

Education: BTH from Master’s College and Seminary; MA in Counselling from Providence University College and Seminary.


Course Costs

IT Fees $ 36.00


Tuition $ 696.00
Textbook Sales (inc GST) $ 98.20
CoursePak Text (inc GST) $ 26.25
Shipping $ 30.00
TOTAL $ 886.45

For more information about this course please contact IBOLT