About the Simulation Hub

Lethbridge College’s award-winning Simulation Hub is more than a well-equipped, high-tech lab that mimics an acute care treatment space. The Simulation Hub’s value is also found in instructors who draw from their healthcare work experiences to give students realistic opportunities to put classroom theory into practice. These immersive simulations, whether using programmable manikins or convincing actors, allows students to experience the stress that comes with realistic sights, sounds and smells of people in a health crisis. Students can learn from mistakes in a safe space to be ready for the complex, highly emotional situations they’ll encounter in their chosen professions. The scenarios build confidence and help ensure students are ready for demanding and in-demand careers.


To nurture meaningful and immersive learning experiences that contribute to teaching excellence, inspiring innovation, and transforming education.


Fostering a psychologically safe and inclusive environment by supporting student-centred approaches, diverse collaborative partnerships, and interprofessional education. Promoting meaningful reflection, resiliency, and connection. Striving for excellence and innovation using creative problem solving, critical thinking, and evidenced informed research.


  • Collaboration
  • Inclusivity
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Relevance
  • Interprofessional partnerships
  • Resiliency
  • Reflection
  • Connection
  • Impactful learning
  • Research

Sim Hub wins Innovation Award

The Simulation Hub earned the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculties Association (ACIFA) Innovation in Teaching Award in 2020 for its scenarios using student volunteers from across campus.

Top spot in international evaluation

In 2021, the Simulation Hub achieved the highest score in six years of independent, international evaluations of simulated education for nursing. Laerdal Medical, a provider of educational products, gave the hub a score two times higher than the average review.

Simulation gallery

The Simulation Hub supports learning opportunities for students in our Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing After Degree, Health Care Aide, Massage Therapy, Practical Nurse, Primary Care Paramedic, and Therapeutic Recreation Gerontology programs. The Simulation Hub uses manikins, standardized human patients, and technologically advanced high-fidelity simulators to bridge gaps between theory and practice, offer high levels of realism, and promote excellence in education. We offer unique interprofessional simulations and highly realistic scenarios involving industry partners, such as the RCMP Victim Services support canine and handler, highly specialized professionals, community members including children, and several alumni working in their chosen fields as a way of enhancing student experience and hands-on learning.


Programs Simulation Hub supports

Bachelor Of Nursing And Bachelor Of Nursing – After Degree


Start your journey with us toward becoming a leading health-care professional. On our campus,mwe offer smaller class sizes, integrated labs and unparalleled work-integrated learning experiences. Your education will include theoretical knowledge, hands-on practice within our simulation lab environment and clinical practice within real-world settings. After two years with Lethbridge College, you’ll proceed to the University of Lethbridge to complete your degree.

Requirements: See University of Lethbridge

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Health Care Aide – Government Of Alberta


This one-year program will prepare you to become a vital member of the health-care team.

Health Care Aides perform duties such as assisting individuals with their basic needs and daily activities. The Health Care Aide program delivers the Alberta Provincial Curriculum 2019, which includes theory and work-integrated learning experiences.

Requirements: Grade 11 English (20, minimum 60%)

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Massage Therapy


As a massage therapist, you will provide massage therapy treatments to a diverse clientele. Graduates can either open practices or find themselves working in health and wellness clinics or the spa industry. Our 2,200 hour nationally accredited program provides students with the knowledge and training to succeed.

Requirements: High school diploma and Grade 12 English (30-1 or 30-2) and Grade 12 Biology (30)

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Practical Nurse


Make a difference in others’ lives by becoming a key team player in today’s interdisciplinary health-care team. Our program educates students to the full scope of practice as identified by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. You will be taught hands-on skills in the lab setting and will receive over 700 hours of work-integrated learning experiences in acute and long-term care settings.

Requirements: High school diploma and Grade 12 English (30-1 with min 60% or 30-2 with min. 70%) and Grade 12 Math (30-1 or 30-2 or 20-1 with min. 60%) and Grade 12 Biology (30) with min. 60%

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Primary Care Paramedic


Advance your career in emergency medical services in the Primary Care Paramedic program. Utilizing a combination of simulation training, and 240 hours of work-integrated learning, this program can get you started on the path to becoming an advanced care paramedic. Not for the faint of heart, a career in emergency medical services is challenging yet rewarding.

Requirements: Visit lethbridgecollege.ca/pcp for details

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Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology


Prepare for a meaningful career working with older adults. Through theory, practice and work-integrated learning experiences, you’ll learn to plan and deliver innovative programs and services to help older adults achieve optimal health and wellness. Find satisfaction working with this growing population, learning the skills necessary to assess, plan and execute recreational activities.

Requirements: High school diploma and Grade 12 English (30-1 or 30-2) and Grade 12 Biology (30)

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