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Athabasca University

Carmen Arth

Individualized Study Tutor



  • B.A. (HONS) Alberta
  • B.A. (W/D) Concordia
  • M.Sc. Loma Linda
  • Ph.D. California Institute of Integral Studies


Carmen Arth has been involved with the BPA Human Services Program since 2000. During that time, she has tutored all of the HSRV courses and has worked as the Academic Coordinator for some of the time. As the first tutor hired to deliver these courses, Carmen feels a strong connection to this program, the courses and the students. Seeing this program grow from the beginning stages to the flourishing program it is today has been incredible.

Carmen has worked in the human services field for much of her adult life. She loves working with people to co-create the lives they envision through her current work as a therapist, a distance educator, and as a personal potential development coach.

After completing her Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University, she did her Ph.D. in Humanities coursework at California Institute of Integral Studies, specializing in Transformative Learning and Change. Carmen is currently completing the research and writing of her dissertation. Her Ph.D. coursework was mainly completed in an online format of asynchronous learning and it was through this experience that Carmen saw firsthand, the value of learning at a distance. Something magical can happen in this distance format that is so unique and valuable to the learning process.

Carmen looks forward to the next few years in the HSRV program as students become more and more accustomed to distance learning and as they continue to celebrate their own dedication to lifelong learning as they earn their BPA degrees. Carmen is also excited that this cutting edge approach to learning continues to gain strength and recognition for the quality of learning experiences that distance education opens for students.

Updated February 18 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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