Spiritual Care Association

University of Theology and Spirituality

The SCA University of Theology and Spirituality specializes in degrees that emphasize professional growth and spiritual enrichment. ​ The SCA University of Theology and Spirituality offers degrees in:

Welcome to the Spiritual Care Association's University of Theology and Spirituality

Summer 2021 Term

Work towards your master or doctoral degree online at the Spiritual Care Association University of Theology and Spirituality. Our unique, evidence-based courses prepare you for a professional degree in Spiritual Care, Chaplaincy, Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy, or Multifaith Spiritual Direction. Summer term courses are 8-weeks in length and taught by subject matter professors.

All courses are 8-weeks in length and taught by credentialed professors.

Summer 2021 Courses Include:
Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care
  • Supporting the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Spiritual Assessment and Documentation
  • Delivery and Continuity of Care
  • Counseling Skills for Chaplains
  • Perinatal Loss
  • Pediatric Chaplaincy Care
Spiritual Direction
  • Spiritual Direction: Multifaith Spiritual Perspectives: Deepening the Practice, Learning from the Mystics
  • Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy
  • Satir Family Systems: Fundamentals in Human Interaction Process and Theory
  • Winter 2021

    10.18.2021 to 12.12.2021
    Begin your Master or Doctoral Program today, or continue in the course direction you already started. Our next set of course are:

    Master Programs

    Master of Theology in Chaplaincy
    • CH338 Major Religious Traditions
    • MT321 Masters Project and Thesis Writing
    Master of Theology in Spiritual Direction
    • SD321 Multifaith Spiritual Direction Foundations
    • MT321 Masters Project and Thesis Writing
    Master of Theology in Thanatology
    • TH321 Introduction to Thanatology
    • MT321 Masters Project and Thesis Writing

    Doctoral Programs

    Doctor in Chaplaincy
    • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing
    Doctor in Spiritual Care
    • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing
    Doctor in Spiritual Direction
    • SD426 Monitoring the Self in Spiritual Direction and Companionship Work- Ethics, Boundaries, and Self Care
    • SD427 Spiritual Assessment Tools for Multifaith Spiritual Direction Practice: Working with Specific Populations and Needs
    • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing
    Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy
    • CP421 Human Development
    • DD422 Doctoral Project and Dissertation Writing

    Executive Certificates / Specialty Certificates

    10.18.2021 to 12.12.2021

    Winter 2021

    You have your degree, now what?
    Are you interested in taking your education to the next level? How about enhancing your skill set? We are offering the following Specialty Certificates for the Advanced Practice chaplain, the Board Certified Chaplains, and the Career Chaplains. By taking 4 post graduate courses from us, you can then receive your Skills Certificate to enhance your work and upgrade your credentials. If this is something that appeals to you, then please get in contact with one of our intake coordinators today!
    Spiritual Coaching
    • CO321 Introduction to Spiritual Coaching
    Pediatric Palliative Care
    • PP321 Pediatric Palliative Care
    Satir Family Systems
    • CP430 Satir Family Systems: Applying the Satir Theory and Process
    • CP440 Deepening Understanding of Satir’s Concepts and Process

    Graduate Academy of CPE Supervision

    10.04.2021 to 01.21.2022
    Clinical Pastoral Education, CPE is a 16-week program that runs separately from the 8-week SCA UTS Courses we usually offer. They meet 4 hours each week.  We offer these 3 times a year.

    Our next 4 CPE Unit offerings are:

    Option ONE: Mondays10.04.2021 to 01.21.2022From 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm
    Option TWO:Mondays10.04.2021 to 01.21.2022From 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm
    Option THREE:Tuesdays10.05.2021 to 01.21.2022From 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm
    Option FOUR:Tuesdays10.05.2021 to 01.21.2022From 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm
    All times are in the Pacific Standard Time zone:

    Take Online Courses

    SCA University of Theology and Spirituality (UTS) offers instructor-lead degree courses, and self-paced courses Instructor-Lead Courses:  Most of our courses are Instructor-Lead, and you can find a long list of these courses in the New 2020-2021 Student Handbook.   Self-Paced Courses:  We have a large selection of Self-Paced courses that can be found listed on our website. 

    Take Online Courses

    School of Spiritual Care

    Our Spiritual Care degree focus allows professional care providers to expand their education to include working with a person’s spiritual needs as well as their biological, psychological, and sociological needs.

    School of Spiritual Direction

    Our Spiritual Direction Degree degree
    programs prepare students to support people on their spiritual journeys through life.

    School of Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy

    The Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy programs focus on the academic study of clinical pastoral psychotherapy and its clinical application in a variety of settings, combining academics and pastoral awareness.

    School of Chaplaincy

    The Chaplaincy Degree programs provide students with the skill set and knowledge to serve as a chaplain to individuals seeking religious guidance and faith instruction.

    Degree-Granting Institution

    Washington Student Achievement Council Religious Exemption

    The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), in accordance with Chapter RCW 28B.85.040 (3) (c) and WAC 250-61-060(8) of the Washington Degree-Granting Institutions Act, granted the SCA University of Theology and Spirituality religious exemption. The Washington Student Achievement Council has determined that SCA University of Theology and Spirituality qualifies for religious exempt status from the Degree-Granting Institutions Act for the following programs: Master of Theology in Spiritual Direction, MTH-SD; Doctor of Theology in Spiritual Direction, DTH-SD; Master of Theology in Chaplaincy, MTH-CH; Doctor of Theology in Chaplaincy, DTH-CH; Doctor of Theology in Clinical Pastoral Psychotherapy, DTH-CP; Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry, MDIV-DV; Master of Divinity Degree in Chaplaincy, MDIV-CH; Doctor of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry, DD-DV; Doctor of Theology in Adult Education, DTH-ED; Master of Theology in Spiritual Care, MTH-SC; Doctor of Theology in Spiritual Care, DTH-SC; Master of Theology in Thanatology, MTH-TY; Doctor of Theology in Thanatology, DTH-TY; Master of Theology in Multifaith Chaplaincy, MTH-MC; Doctor of Theology in Multifaith Chaplaincy, DTH-MC; Master of Theology in Islamic Studies, MTH-IS; Doctor of Theology in Islamic Studies, DTH-IS; Master of Theology in Jewish Studies, MTH-JW; Doctor of Theology in Jewish Studies, DTH-JW. The Council makes no evaluation of the administration, faculty, business practices, financial condition, or quality of the offerings by this institution. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the University may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 or by email at degreeauthorization@wsac.wa.gov.

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