About the Faculty

Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. The University of Lethbridge acknowledges and deeply appreciates the Siksikaitsitapii peoples’ connection to their traditional territory. We, as people living and benefiting from Blackfoot Confederacy traditional territory, honour the traditions of people who have cared for this land since time immemorial. We recognize the diverse population of Aboriginal peoples who attend the University of Lethbridge and the contributions these Aboriginal peoples have made in shaping and strengthening the University community in the past, present, and in the future.

We are a community of educators, researchers and leaders committed to building a better society through better health.

Since our founding in 1980, the Faculty of Health Sciences has been dedicated to providing superb evidence informed health education that embraces complementary approaches, is creative in its application and unique in its perspective.

Our student-centred approach to health education attracts students who want an educational experience unlike that offered by other health sciences schools.

We proudly offer Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation, Master of Science, Master of Nursing, and PhD programs. Our programs respond to current health-care needs, by preparing students in areas of Aboriginal Health, Nursing, Addictions Counselling, Public Health, and Therapeutic Recreation.

Our programs have a combination of theory and practice that prepares students for successful careers or further education.

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