Community Health Promotion

(Available Online Delivery Only)

Certificate intake suspended for Winter (January) 2018.

This program prepares qualified, competent and credentialed healthcare workers for employment opportunities within, or as a liaison between, First Nation Communities and Provincial Health Services. Graduates of this program will have an understanding of the provincial and federal healthcare systems and First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) and indigenous cultures and practices, highlighting FNMI and western cultural parallels. Their work will focus on health promotion and the prevention of injury, illness, disease, and disability. Foundational to their practice is the concept of applying community solutions to community challenges, accomplished by identifying the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities, community resources and strengths, and initiating and facilitating programs based on needs.

Community Health Promotion: At-a-Glance
1-2 Years
January (certificate), September (diploma)
Available Online Delivery Only
Certificate (year 1) or Diploma (year 2) in Community Health Promotion
Northern Lakes College, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge

This program has a required Practice-Based Experience (PBE) component. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the PBE. Failure by the student to accept by way of legal contract and abide by these terms and conditions will result in non-completion of the program.

Students must meet and maintain certain requirements to participate in the PBE setting as determined by programs, practice agencies and/or legislated by government bodies. These may include health (e.g. immunizations, screening tests, etc.), privacy and security (e.g. police information check, IT access, etc.), and OH&S requirements (e.g. CPR certification, Fire Safety, WHMIS, Mask Fit-testing, etc.).

As a post-secondary health care program in Alberta, provincial immunization standards apply to students in this program. As per the provincial “Standard for Immunization of Post-Secondary Health Care Students and Students in Other High-Risk Occupational Programs, January 1, 2015”, all Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) have the responsibility of assessing the immunization status of each healthcare student at the time of initial enrollment and to ensure all healthcare students are fully immunized before leaving post-secondary programs. There may be a fee for this assessment. Additional fees may apply to become fully immunized.

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage – PBE placement agencies and employers usually require WCB coverage on behalf of the student. Students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Alberta are deemed to be employees of the Province of Alberta and, as such, provided WCB coverage. In certain instances for students outside of Alberta, WCB coverage may not be provided (e.g. non-Alberta residents taking a course solely through distance learning with a PBE placement outside of Alberta). These students are advised to contact the program prior to application.

PBE sites will include Lethbridge and may include surrounding rural communities. PBE’s may include day, evening, and/or weekend schedules. Students will be expected to travel to assigned sites and will be responsible for arranging travel and any associated costs.

Students electing to complete the program on a part-time basis must contact the CHP program to plan their program progression.

Community Health Promotion - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$4,136$1,047$663
Year 2Not ApplicableNot ApplicableNot Applicable
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.320.3310
Office of the Chair:
• 403.320.3202 Ext. 5449
Office of the Dean:
• 403.320.3403

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