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Health Care Education

In Saskatchewan and across the country, there are many options to get the education you need to succeed as a health care professional.


1. In Saskatchewan

You can find health care certificate, diploma, and degree programs right here at home.

First Nations University Indigenous Health Unit offers courses and programs in Indigenous health, contemporary issues in Indigenous health, traditional healing, and Indigenous health research methods.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers bachelor and diploma programs in the following health sciences and nursing areas:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Health Information Management
  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Continuing Care Assistant
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diabetes Education
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists, and many more

University of Regina offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following health sciences and nursing areas:

  • Pre-professional health studies
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social work and indigenous social work
  • Kinesiology
  • Gerontology

University of Saskatchewan offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following health sciences and nursing areas:

  • Pre-professional health studies
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Nutrition
  • Physical therapy
  • Kinesiology
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Public health
  • Health studies

2. Outside of Saskatchewan

Interprovincial Health Sciences Training Agreements

Saskatchewan enters into interprovincial agreements with post-secondary institutions in other provinces to reserve seats, for eligible Saskatchewan residents, in specific health discipline programs unavailable in Saskatchewan.

These programs provide training for priority health sciences occupations needed to meet critical health care needs in Saskatchewan and for which employment vacancies exist across the province.

For complete out-of-province program information and entrance requirements, please contact the educational institution directly through the website links provided below.

Occupational Therapy – University of Alberta (U of A)
Occupational therapists work with the disabled, the elderly, newborns, school-aged children, and individuals with a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. The objective of Occupational Therapy is to help citizens perform daily tasks in their living and working environments, and to assist them to develop the skills to live independent and productive lives.

Respiratory Therapy – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Respiratory therapists assist physicians in diagnosing, treating and managing patients by providing services, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ventilator management, oxygen and aerosol therapy, patient assessment and evaluation, and diagnostic services including pulmonary function testing and blood analysis.

Nuclear Medicine Technology – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Nuclear medicine technologists use radioactive drugs and specialized instruments to help diagnose and treat disease and injury, allowing evaluation of the function of various body organs. Through the nuclear medicine technology program, students learn the techniques of imaging, laboratory procedures and equipment operation.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Diagnostic medical sonographers work as members of patient care teams, applying high-frequency sound waves to assess patients and provide information to physicians for diagnoses and monitoring patients' health status.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used to image all parts of the human body using non-ionizing radiation that is safe for human tissue. A magnetic resonance imaging technologist is responsible for operating the MRI scanner, obtaining images, optimizing image quality and identifying pathology.

Cardiovascular Perfusion – British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Cardiovascular perfusionists, as key members of open-heart surgical teams, operate extracorporeal circulation equipment, such as heart-lung machines, during open-heart surgeries or other medical procedures requiring artificially supporting or temporarily replacing a patient's circulatory or respiratory function. They closely monitor the patient's blood flow and other vital signs during open heart surgery and are also responsible for administering intravenous fluids, blood products and anesthetic drugs.

Orthotics and Prosthetics - British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Orthotists and prosthetists perform detailed assessments to determine a patients orthopedic and prosthetic needs and assess functionality of muscle development, sensory function, range of motion, and joint stability. They also develop plans to address patient needs and goals, including pain reduction, stability and mobility.

Electroneurophysiology - British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Electroneurophysiology technologists work in hospital settings, operating electroneuro-diagnostic testing equipment used to test and assess the integrity of the peripheral and central nervous system. 

Financial Supports for Students

The Government of Saskatchewan offers a variety of student financial supports including: scholarships, grants and bursaries, student loans and the Provincial Training Allowance to support secondary and post-secondary education.

Student support information and eligibility can be found at the website links below:

You can also contact Student and Support Services:

Toll Free 1-800-597-8278
Fax 306-787-1608
Mailing Address 1120 2010 12th Avenue, Regina, SK, Canada, S4P 0M3

3. More Information

Indigenous Students' Centres – Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Indigenous Student Centres provide support on both school and personal matters to Indigenous students.

ta-tawâw Student Centre – University of Regina

The ta-tawâw Student Centre (formerly Aboriginal Student Centre) cultivates a respectful and welcoming atmosphere that encourages student empowerment, identity, community connection and Indigenous ways of learning.

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre – University of Saskatchewan

The U of S Gordon Oakes Student Centre is dedicated to supporting the personal, social, cultural and academic success of Métis, First Nation and Inuit students.

Advanced Education

Post-secondary education, student loan programs, and other programs for learning, training and the Saskatchewan workforce.

Internationally Educated Midwives

Internationally educated midwives who want to register to practice in Saskatchewan must successfully complete an approved Saskatchewan College of Midwives (SCM) assessment process and meet all other registration requirements of the SCM.

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