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Indigenous Health Administration and Leadership

UBC Certificate

  • $6,250

This program is formerly known as the Aboriginal Health and Community Administration Program.

Strength and Resiliency, Culture and Tradition

Promote the Health and Wellness of Indigenous Peoples

Rooted in the core values of resiliency, culture and Indigenous perspectives, the UBC Certificate in Indigenous Health Administration and Leadership is designed to build and enhance your knowledge of community health administration. Learn to design, lead, and deliver holistic health and wellness programming with confidence in Indigenous organizations and communities.

This program is proudly delivered in partnership by the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health and UBC Extended Learning.

The program curriculum is centered on Indigenous approaches and traditional teachings, and is taught primarily by Indigenous instructors. You’re in a culturally safe and supportive learning environment that offers opportunities to build connections and lifelong relationships with your peers and instructors. The flexibility of the program format recognizes the importance of work/life balance, and allows you to juggle the program along with your work and family commitments.

  • Format: Courses are either weekly virtual classes or 3-day in person residencies (held at UBC Vancouver campus).
  • Duration: One year, part-time
  • Cost: $6,250
  • Next program start date: May 17, 2024
  • Bursary and application deadline: April 18, 2024

Learn more about this program.

IHALP grad Magie-Mae Adams answers questions about her experiences in the program.

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