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Beyond the Classroom

Find your fit

NAIT's School of Health and Life Sciences prides itself on providing students with hands-on educational opportunities that are highly relevant and beneficial in their journey to become an allied health professional.

What does that mean? It means a wealth of practical learning opportunities with the equipment and technology used in today's medical facilities. It means working with real patients in a controlled teaching environment and gaining highly-specialized clinical skills – cornerstones of programs in NAIT's School of Health and Life Sciences.

You'll become a life-supporting, life-enhancing professional dedicated to patient care. 

Why Study at NAIT? 

The School of Health and Life Sciences has a strong history of fostering student success. From experienced, professional instructors and researchers to highly-advanced simulation labs and classrooms, our hands-on, technology-based learning will open doors . When you enroll in  health sciences at NAIT, you're more than just a student, you're part of something much bigger, you're joining thousands of distinguished healthcare professionals. 

NAIT animal health instructor takes skills to Cambridge Bay

Elaine Degrandpre joined 3 Edmonton-based veterinary professionals at Nunavut Arctic College, donating her time and talent to vaccinate, deworm and provide blood tests for northern pets.

The art of creating smiles

Step inside one of Edmonton's busiest dental labs and see what a career in dental technology looks like.

Pushing the limits of simulation training

NAIT's Simulation Centre re-creates the real world of health-care careers

Labs and simulators

In addition to our modern and technologically-equipped classrooms, you can expect to find state-of-the-art equipment and labs that will help you gain experience in active or simulated work environments. Check out how we've integrated our labs to feel exactly like a hospital or clinic settling to get you ready for the real thing!

Take a virtual tour of our facilites

Student Success

The quality of our education is reflected in the success of our alumni who can be found in hospitals and healthcare centres  across the province and around the world.

Alumni profile: Shauna Hetherington

Hear how recent graduate Shauna Hetherington used her training in Emergency Management to launch a rewarding career

A new frontier in hands-on health-care training

CAE Healthcare and NAIT have entered a simulation research partnership to improve health-care education and patient safety, including support for the polytechnic's simulation research initiatives.

Alumni Profile: Em Lamache

Em Lamache created a new exercise program to foster a more inclusive fitness environment for Edmonton’s LGBTQ community.

Alumni Profile: Sherri Stokes

Sherri shows you the diversity of responsibilities she has in the practice and let's you in on why this is such a great career.

Ready to jump into a healthcare career?

 Find your fit by exploring our programs