Students must provide evidence of current CPR level C certification prior to commencing clinical training (3rd semester). CPR level C certification must remain current throughout clinical training, therefore, it is recommended that certification be obtained just prior to clinical training. The CPR level C certification course that meets this requirement must be designed for individuals who will be health care providers and from an organization that adheres to the ILCOR standards (ex. Heart and Stroke Foundation).
Students must have basic computer skills prior to admission, including word processing, presentation creation (e.g., PowerPoint), Internet, and e-mail experience. Students will also be expected to produce and share small video, written, and verbal presentations for specific course work.
Students are not required to have a specific level of fitness to be accepted into the program. It is, however, necessary for students to be able to participate in physical fitness activities as part of learning course content. Please review the [PAR-Q+ website] (https://eparmedx.com/) to check your readiness.
Please note: International students must be careful when enrolling in online courses. Enrolling in too many online courses can impact the ability to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) through the Government of Canada. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure in-class course enrollment is sufficient to qualify for a PGWP.
The maximum number of online courses an applicant may take varies, and depends on the ratio of in-class and online course enrollment. To confirm an acceptable ratio of online to in-class course enrollment to qualify for a PGWP, contact the NAIT International Centre.
International Student Advisors are available to help with this and many other questions. Contact the NAIT International Centre to book an appointment.
For more information about qualifying for a PGWP and other information about studying and working in Canada, contact the Government of Canada.