The health-care sector is one of the largest and most complex in Canada, providing a broad range of career opportunities from direct patient/client care to related teaching and research. It’s so broad that you may have an interest, but not have a clear direction you want to take. The Health Sciences certificate program offers a way for you to explore your interest, gain foundational knowledge and take courses that are transferable to a diploma or degree.

The courses you take to earn your one-year Health Sciences certificate can be applied to six health-related diploma and degree programs at Lethbridge College and to programs at other institutions.

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Career Opportunities

Discover your Health Science vocation through Lethbridge College’s General Arts and Science – Health Sciences Certificate. Successful completion of this Certificate will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in:

  • Exercise Science
  • General Arts and Science
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nursing Education in Southwestern Alberta (NESA)
  • Practical Nurse
  • Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology

Visit ALIS website for more career information.

8 months

is all it takes to earn a certificate

You’ll learn and progress

with an identifiable cohort

All certificate courses

lead into other diploma/degree programs




Credential / Accreditation



Eight months

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024


This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the General Arts and Science program for the Fall (September) term.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a General Arts and Science - Health Sciences certificate.

Successful completion of this program may qualify students for admission into other Lethbridge College programs. Please consult specific program admission requirements.

Other Colleges and Universities

Many of the courses offered in General Arts and Science - Health Sciences are transferable to a wide variety of institutions and programs across Alberta, Canada and internationally. Although advance credit is ultimately determined by the receiving institution, it may be possible for you to start your post-secondary educational program in General Arts and Science - Health Sciences at Lethbridge College. Please make an appointment to speak with an Academic Advisor at Lethbridge College if you wish to pursue this option.

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Delivery Formats

The Health Sciences Pathway program is available through on-campus delivery with some asynchronous options.


This program is offered both on-campus and online; lectures and hands-on training opportunities are delivered through video conference, allowing students the option to attend classes in-person or remotely.


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Year 1
Term I
BIO-1160Anatomy and Physiology I3
Select 1 of the following:3
BIO-1152Physiology of Aging 
BIO-1155Human Nutrition 
BIO-1156Wellness and Health Issues 
Select 1 of the following:3
PSY-1160Introduction to Psychology 
PSY-1170Human Development Across the Lifespan 
Approved Elective3
Term II
BIO-1161Anatomy and Physiology II3
COM-1162Interpersonal Relationships and Communications3
Select 1 of the following:3
SOC-1160Introduction to Sociology 
SOC-1167Sociology of Aging 
Approved Elective3
Approved Elective3
 Total Credits30
Approved Electives
COL-1130Achieving College Success3
COM-1170Helping Relationships3
CPL-1150Community Service Learning3
CSP-1150Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology3
ENG-1159Writing for the Workplace3
INS-1155Introduction to Indigenous Studies3
PSY-1168Sport and Exercise Psychology3
PSY-1177Psychology of Aging3

Other Post Secondary Courses open to General Arts and Science students may be considered.

Alternate Course choices from PSY, SOC, BIO above.

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Tuition and Fees

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