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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with an identifiable cohort

All certificate courses

lead into other diploma/degree programs




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Students are accepted into the General Arts and Science -Health Sciences Pathway program for Fall (September) term.

General Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Academic Requirements

Prior to admission into one of the following diploma programs, students must meet specific diploma entrance requirements. Furthermore, because of the variety of diploma programs, students need to be aware of any specific academic and non-academic diploma program requirements. Students should meet with a Career and Academic Advisor for additional information on academic and non-academic program requirements.

Additional diploma program academic requirements

  • Eng 30-2, ENG 30-1 or an equivalent course
  • Exercise Science - Grade 12 Biology
  • Massage Therapy - Grade 12 Biology
  • NESA - refer to UL admissions requirements for Grade 12 Chemistry (30) and Grade 12 Math (30-1 or 30-2)
  • Practical Nurse - a minimum grade of 60 percent in Grade 12 Biology and a minimum grade of 60 percent in Grade 11 Math (20-1)
  • TRG - Grade 12 Biology

Admission requirements

Eng 30-2, ENG 30-1 or an equivalent course

  Gr 12 Biology Gr 11 Math (20-1)
Exercise Science *  
Massage Therapy *  
NESA tt tt
Practical Nurse 60% 60%
TRG *  

tt – refer to UL admissions requirements

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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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Course Name Credits
Fall Term
ENG 1150 Composition 3
BIO 1160 Anatomy & Physiology 3
One of:
PSY 1160 Intro to PSY  3
PSY 1170 Human Developments 3
One of:
BIO 1155 Human Nutrition 3
BIO 1152 Physiology of Aging 3
BIO 1156 Health & Wellness Issues 3
BIO 1162 Microbiology 3
Elective   3
Winter Term
BIO 1161 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
One of:
SOC 1160 Intro to Sociology 3
SOC 1167 Sociology of Aging 3
COM 1162 Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective List

CSP 1150 – Medical Terminology

COM 1170 – Helping Relationships

COL 1130 – College Success

ENG 1159 – Writing for the Workplace

PSY 1177 – Psychology of Aging

PSY 2260 – Abnormal Psychology

PSY 1168 – Sport & Exercise Psychology

CPL 1150 (W) – Service Learning

INS 1155 – Intro to Indigenous Studies

HUM 1155 – Ethics

* Other post secondary courses open to GNS student may be considered

* Alternate course choices from PSY, SOC, BIO from above

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