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Community Health Promotion

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Program Length

34 weeks

Program Description

The Community Health Promotion program will prepare qualified, competent, and credentialed health care workers for dual employment opportunities between Alberta First Nation Communities and Alberta Health Services. Graduates will have an understanding of the provincial and federal health care systems. They will have an understanding of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) culture and practices, highlighting FNMI and Western Cultural Parallels.

Community Health Promotion workers 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. Graduates will be able to identify the needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. They will be able to initiate programs based on needs, community resources, and community strengths.

A certificate is granted after the successful completion of Year 1 courses and the first practicum. A diploma is granted after the successful completion of Year 2 courses and the final practicum.

Fees (please select the link below):

Program Delivery

The majority of the program will be delivered via distance learning (online asynchronous in Moodle). Labs and other learning activities will be delivered face-to-face.

To learn more about Moodle and to experience using it, check out this guide:


Sep 05, 2017 - May 25, 2018 - Available Anywhere

Academic Requirements

High school diploma or mature student status and the following courses or course equivalents:
 Biology 30 (60%) or credit in ANPY1000 (60%) or ANPY0190 (60%) or BIOL0190 (60%).
 English 30-1 (60%) or English 30-2 (70%) or ENGL0190 (60%) or an assessed English equivalency.
 Math 20-1 (50%) or Math 20-2 (60%) or MATH0190 (60%).
 A completed Community Health Representative Certificate from Portage College will meet the academic admission requirements. Other similar certificates will be assessed on an individual basis.
 Completed coursework and work experience will be assessed on an individual basis for advanced placement into the program.

Other Requirements

It is recommended that students complete a review of math skills prior to admission into the second year of the program.


These credits also meet some completion requirements of other Northern Lakes College programs (e.g. Practical Nurse Program). The Community Health Promotion Certificate and individual courses within the certificate will be recognized as transferable from and to Lethbridge College's Community Health Promotion programs. University credits are transferable to a number of post-secondary institutions in Alberta; refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide.

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