Continuing Education

Advanced Healthcare Leadership Program

Winter 2025

On January 22, 2024, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a cap on study permit applications for international students. NAIT is actively engaged with government to fully understand the details and impacts to our international students and applicants. To see the latest updates as information emerges, view our FAQs.

Advanced Healthcare Leadership is an optional second year program for Healthcare Leadership and Supervision (HCLS) students. In this program you will build on the skills learned in HCLS to further advance your opportunities within your field once you have successfully completed the first level.

Leadership, supervisory skills, team leadership, interprofessional and interpersonal competencies, organizational management, professionalism, ethics, stress management, health and wellness, mental health and wellbeing – these are all things we'll expand on further to help you pursue higher levels of leadership within organizations. Further to that, we're offering additional Crisis Management Essentials courses which will provide you with the skills needed to help organizations in crisis situations.

Quick Facts

Credential: Certificate Achievement

An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.

Campus: Main

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map

Delivery Modes:

    Delivery Times:

      Advanced Healthcare Leadership

      This program is only available to graduates of Healthcare Leadership and Supervision (HLS). If interested in this program, apply for HLS first. 

      • Length: 12 months full-time (minimum 135 instructional hours per term)
      • International Tuition Fee: $19,500
        • Term 1: $9,860
        • Term 2: $9,640
      • Start Term: Winter (Jan) 2025
      • This is a non-credit certificate that meets the requirements for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWP). Students must also meet individual requirements to remain eligible. 
      • International students are eligible to apply for a study permit for this program

      Hands-on Industry Relevant Skills

      Students who complete this program will have earned individual certificates in Advanced Healthcare Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Crisis Management Essentials. Students also earn micro-credentials in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Biases and Microaggressions, and Human Rights in an EDI Space.

      This program provides healthcare practitioners with the skills to advance their leadership and supervisory skills. To this end, key components of the program include: 

      • Facilitation skills
      • Team building
      • Crisis management
      • Accounting skills
      • Communication strategies
      • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
      • Negotiation
      • Change management
      • Human rights
      • Mediation
      • And more!


      Dates and Deadlines

      Applications can be submitted any time before the application deadline, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

      Winter 2025

      • Applications open: May 1, 2024
      • Application deadline: December 1, 2024
      • Term start date: January 1, 2025

      This program is only available to graduates of NAIT’s Healthcare Leadership and Supervision program. If you are interested in this program, please apply for Healthcare Leadership and Supervision first. 

      Learn more!

      Program Availability

      Program availability is open soon. 

      The status is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.  

      Academic requirements

      This program is only available to graduates of NAIT’s Healthcare Leadership and Supervision program. If you are interested in this program, please apply for Healthcare Leadership and Supervision first. 

      English Language Requirements

      Successful completion of Healthcare Leadership and Supervision will work for proof of English Language Proficiency 

      Tuition and Fees

      Tuition Fee   

      $19,500 CAD   

      • Term 1: $9,860 CAD   

      • Term 2: $9,640 CAD 

      Tuition Fee Deadlines  

      • Term 1: Within 30 days of being accepted into the program   

      • All following terms are due 30 days before each term  

      General Tuition Policies  

      As you navigate your program, it’s important to be aware of the following policies:   

      • A payment will be applied against any outstanding balance from a previous term before being applied to current or future tuition and term fees.  

      • Students are responsible for all fees charged to your student account. If you add or drop courses after you have paid your fees, your account balance may change.  

      • Ensure any outstanding balance is paid by the deadline to avoid complications 

      • You must meet payment deadlines even if you have applied for student loans, scholarships, bursaries, or sponsorship.  

      • Deadlines are strictly enforced.   

      • Late enrolments will require quick payments, sometimes within 24 hours, and must be paid for before classes start.   

      Payment options  

      NAIT accepts uses PayMyTuition for all payments.  

      Optional Fees  

      These fees are not mandatory, and students can decide if they want these services or not.  

      • ETS TRANSIT PASS: $100/month  
        • You can purchase this from NAIT’s bookstore or elsewhere upon arrival into Edmonton  

      • Recreation Fees: $130.27/term  
        • Find out what the recreation fee provides here  

        • This can be purchased at NAIT’s one AT NAIT Card office or at the main desk of the Fitness Centre.   

        • Please note, this can be purchased only after activating your one AT NAIT card! For more, see here.   

      International supports at NAIT

      NAIT provides many supports and services for international students! Home to hundreds of international students, NAIT is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and supportive space for all students. When you’re a student at NAIT, there are many international services and resources you can access.

      International and Intercultural Community Centre 

      NAIT’s International and Intercultural Community Centre (IICC) is NAIT’s hub for international and intercultural community-building, capacity development, outreach and connection. At the IICC, students can access:  

      Photo of international students posing in front of a NAIT mural

      NAIT’s IICC team actively meets with current NAIT students to support and celebrate their learning journey! 

      Immigration & Visa Information is an excellent international and immigration resource for prospective and current international NAIT students. Information that can be found here includes:  

      Visit to begin your immigration research! 

      Pre-departure and Arrival information 

      Have you been accepted to NAIT and are planning to travel to Edmonton, Alberta? If so, NAIT offers many helpful resources and information for this exciting journey. Find information about:  

      We are here to support your journey to Edmonton, Alberta!

      Recruitment Events 

      Are you interested in joining NAIT? We offer many events, information sessions and tours through our International Recruitment team. 

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      Delivery Methods

      • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
      • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
      • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
      • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
      • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
      • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
      • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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