Ready to Provide Care

Do you have a caring heart? A desire to help others? Compassion for your community?

If you are interested in science and supporting the quality of life for others, our health and wellness programs will prepare you to provide care to diverse populations. You’ll learn how to offer therapy for healthier living and inspire active lifestyles with instructors who are as passionate about health and wellness as you are.

You’ll learn the classroom theory you need and have the opportunity to put that learning into practice in the real world.

All our Health and Wellness programs include Work-integrated learning experiences


Percentage of nursing grads who pass the Canadian Practical Nursing Registration exams (provincial average: 88%)


Number of new nursing positions forecasted to be created each year in Alberta

Career paths

Students in our health and wellness programs have found success in the following careers:

  • Acute Care Facilities
  • Clinics
  • Community Health Agencies
  • Continuing Care Facilities
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Emergency Service Departments
  • Other Health-Care-Related Environments

Wondering if a career in health care is right for you?

If you are looking for a career where you can offer your caring personality, critical thinking skills and commitment to helping others, the Health and Wellness programs at Lethbridge College can help you get there. There are endless opportunities to grow in the health-care field, and you can build a strong sense of community at the college as you begin your journey.

Consider Health and Wellness if you:

  • are a leader and a motivator, and you want to encourage others to practise a healthy and active lifestyle
  • are interested in science and problem solving
  • enjoy caring for others
  • are energized by providing support to diverse populations across all ages and backgrounds

Sim Hub

In our Simulation Hub, students are exposed to real-life situations through hands-on clinical experience and the use of human patient simulators


Students, instructors and volunteers participate in a yearly simulated emergency where students rely on their knowledge and training to react and respond in real time

While jobs in the health industry vary, the people who choose these careers have something in common — the desire to help others. whatever the position, the essential training needed to succeed in these in-demand careers can start at Lethbridge College.

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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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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Practical Nurse Refresher


Ready to return to the work you love? With our online Practical Nurse Refresher program, you will be able to learn where you live. The courses will reintroduce you to current key nursing concepts that are evidence- informed, concept-based and critical thinking focused. A 240-hour work-integrated learning experience will allow you to practice your theoretical knowledge and begin your transition back into the field.

Requirements: Letter of Eligibility provided by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

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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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Exercise Science


Learn about the science of physical activity. Using contemporary equipment, you’ll break a sweat during classroom assignments that involve indoor and outdoor activities. Along with this, you’ll have plenty of practical opportunities to work with actual clients preparing you for a career after graduation.

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

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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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Medical Device Reprocessing


You’ll learn online how to handle, clean, sterilize, assemble, function test and package surgical instruments while developing an understanding of how microbiology, infection control and aseptic techniques are integrated into the work you’ll be doing.

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

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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.

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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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Unit Clerk


As a unit clerk, you’ll play a vital role in managing the flow of communication within the health-care setting. This includes transcribing and processing health-care orders, communicating as part of the multidisciplinary team, and managing patient records.

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

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