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Continuing Education

Health and Life Sciences Fundamentals Certificate


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

The Health and Life Sciences Fundamentals certificate combines 5 relevant health courses that will help prepare you for the demands and rigours of a career in health sciences. Learn the major elements of the human body, gain skills in communicating effectively with patients and practice life-saving skills. Our courses may also provide you with entry-level information that could help you apply for jobs within a hospital.

This certificate explores the major elements of the human body. You will also learn how to communicate effectively with patients and be given the opportunity to practice life-saving First Aid and CPR skills. 

A Health and Life Sciences Fundamentals certificate will be granted upon completion of 5 courses (either CPRS500 or CPRS100 is required).

The 5 courses within this certificate will assist those pursuing a career in the healthcare field by providing general knowledge or prerequisites into NAIT full-time programs.