Welcome from the Dean
HCA Provincial Approval
The Centre for Health and Wellness received approval from the Alberta Government Ministry of Health to deliver a new Health Care Aide provincial curriculum starting Fall 2020.
Massage Therapy program receives a full 3-year accreditation status from the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA)
The Massage Therapy Program at Lethbridge College has been awarded a three-year accreditation, the highest level for first time approval. Having received preliminary accreditation status August 2018, the program received this stellar achievement after participating in the final CMTCA accreditation process March 2020. This marks an important and historic milestone in the massage therapy field, with Lethbridge College being the first in Alberta to receive both preliminary and full accreditation status. In addition, the first institution in a non-regulated province to receive a CMTCA accreditation status. The program would like to thank everyone who participated in the accreditation process over the past few years and invite you all to join in celebration of this significant institutional and program achievement.
Innovative SPHERE team wins provincial faculty award
Our SPHERE (Simulated Patient Health Environment for Research and Education) team has won the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculties Association (ACIFA) award for Innovation in Teaching for its work and collaboration with a group of student volunteers called the Student Crew. This group of volunteers has 151 active members made up of students from academic centres across campus, Lethbridge College alumni and community members. The volunteers provide support in many areas across campus, notably acting as patients, victims, family members, jury members or many other active roles in live-action educational scenarios that allow the students involved to get the most out of their learning experience, as well as several other college-wide initiatives. You can find the full story here.
Schools & Programs
School of Allied Health
We offer programs that are designed to prepare students to work as professionals who are involved in the delivery of health or related services. These programs are taught by experts in their disciplines who are passionate about the profession. Each program has a work-integrated learning component where students will work alongside industry experts participating in supporting optimal client outcomes.
School of Health Sciences
A career in the Health Sciences provides students with the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The Health Science programs at Lethbridge College provide exceptional academic programming and innovative practicums. Highly qualified health care professionals with extensive health care experience teach our courses. Work-integrated learning experiences provide our students with instruction about to how to provide exceptional care to clients in various sites, including health care facilities and the community.
SPHERE (Simulated Patient Health Environment for Research and Education) supports programs to bridge the gap between theory and practice in an evolving learning environment. SPHERE employs a variety of approaches such as using human patient simulators, task trainers and role-playing. SPHERE strives to ensure scenarios are realistic to enhance student learning while aligning with program goals.
The Placement Office team is responsible for the effective and efficient management and coordination of work-integrated learning placements for programs within the Centre for Health and Wellness and the Centre for Justice and Human Services.
Activities & Events
Planning another SLICK event
In collaboration with CTED and CJHS, the Centre for Health and Wellness will be holding another Simulated Learning Incident for Collaboration and Knowledge (SLICK) event March 27, 2020.
Make an appointment at our Student Massage Therapy Clinic
Each term, the Massage Therapy program hosts an on-campus Student Massage Therapy Clinic and students, staff and the public are all welcome to attend. This experience allows our Massage Therapy students the opportunity to put into practice their therapeutic massage skills, cultivate client-therapist relationships and develop essential business acumen. Click here for more information and to book an appointment.
Happy 50th anniversary!
We kicked off the celebrations for our 50th Nursing anniversary at Coulee Fest in September. There is an upcoming anniversary reception in February, plus a wrap-up event in May to coincide with the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale.
Massage Therapy program
After receiving preliminary accreditation from the Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation (CMTCA) in August 2018, the program is hosting reviewers March 3-4, 2020 to obtain full accreditation status.