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Community Health Promotion

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
This program prepares qualified, competent and credentialed healthcare workers for employment opportunities within, or as a liaison between, First Nation Communities and Provincial Health Services. Graduates of this program will have an understanding of the provincial and federal healthcare systems and First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) and indigenous cultures and practices, highlighting FNMI and western cultural parallels. Their work will focus on health promotion and the prevention of injury, illness, disease, and disability. Foundational to their practice is the concept of applying community solutions to community challenges, accomplished by identifying the needs of individuals, families, groups and communities, community resources and strengths, and initiating and facilitating programs based on needs. With the exception of the Cultural Seminar and Community Health Promotion Practice I and II, these programs are offered through online delivery. Graduates of the Community Health Promotion diploma program would be able to demonstrate all of the learning outcomes identified for the certificate program, plus they will be able to demonstrate outcomes that focus on families, larger groups, community health, project management and research. Students electing to complete the program on a part-time basis must contact the CHP program to plan their program progression.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements
Successful completion of a Community Health Promotion certificate program from Lethbridge College or Northern Lakes College.   Practicum Experience Requirements: This program has a required Practicum Based Experience (PBE) component. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. Students must meet and maintain certain requirements to participate in the PBE setting as determined by programs, practice agencies and/or legislated by government bodies. These may include
  • Health (e.g. immunizations, screening tests, etc.)
  • Privacy and security (e.g. police information check, IT access, etc.)
  • OH&S requirements (e.g. CPR certification, Fire Safety, WHMIS, Mask Fit-testing, etc.).

Immunization: As a post-secondary health care program in Alberta, provincial immunization standards apply to students in this program. As per the provincial “Standard for Immunization of Post-Secondary Health Care Students and Students in Other High-Risk Occupational Programs, January 1, 2015,” all Post-Secondary Institutions (PSI) have the responsibility of assessing the immunization status of each healthcare student at the time of initial enrollment and to ensure all healthcare students are fully immunized before leaving post-secondary programs. There may be a fee for this assessment. Additional fees may apply to become fully immunized. 

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) coverage: PBE placement agencies and employers usually require WCB coverage on behalf of the student. Students enrolled in post-secondary institutions in Alberta are deemed to be employees of the Province of Alberta and, as such, provided WCB coverage. In certain instances for students outside of Alberta, WCB coverage may not be provided (e.g. non-Alberta residents taking a course solely through distance learning with a PBE placement outside of Alberta). These students are advised to contact the program prior to application. 

Practicum Based Experience (PBE) sites will include Lethbridge and may include surrounding rural communities. PBE’s may include day, evening and/or weekend schedules. Students will be expected to travel to assigned sites and will be responsible for arranging travel and any associated costs.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Distance Delivery Options

All courses (excluding practicum) are available online only.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted in the Community Health Promotion diploma program for the Fall (September) term.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 06, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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