Post-Diploma Aboriginal Health

The Aboriginal Health major in the two-year Post- Diploma B.H.Sc. program is available to applicants who have completed an approved two-year diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution in the fields of: 

  • child and youth care
  • correction studies
  • criminal justice
  • health
  • social work
  • indigenous studies

The Faculty of Health Sciences will consider diplomas in other areas of study on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants to the Post-Diploma program must have a minimum diploma GPA of 3.00 on the University of Lethbridge 4.00 scale. If you are considering applying to the program with a diploma GPA below 3.00 (but not less than 2.00), you may be considered for admission if you have extensive practical experience in a relevant field.

The individualized program will include some of the following courses:

  • ABHL 1000 - Introduction to Aboriginal Health
  • ABHL 2000 - Indigenous Healing and Restoration
  • ABHL 3300 - Traditional Aboriginal Health Concepts
  • ABHL 3310 - Contemporary Issues in Aboriginal Health
  • ABHL 4350 - Practicum in Aboriginal Health (15.0 credit hours)
  • ADCS 1020 - Introduction to the Counselling Interview
  • ADCS 2235 - First Nations Counselling
  • ADCS 3729 - Studies in Specific Addictive Disorders (Series)
  • HLSC 1010 - Personal Health and Wellness
  • HLSC 2310 - Human Nutrition
  • HLSC 2700/SOCI 2700 - Health and Society
  • HLSC 3260 - Research in the Health Sciences
  • HLSC 3450/PSYC 3450 - Applied Statistics for Clinical Practice
  • HLSC 3510 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • INDG 1000 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • MGT 3080 - Managerial Skill Development
  • PUBH 1000 - Introduction to Public Health
  • PUBH 3420 - Public Health Ethics
  • SOCI 1000 - Introduction to Sociology
  • WRIT 1000 - Introduction to Academic Writing