Certificate Core Program

There is a core level of knowledge common to all professional healthcare practitioners. The foundation for understanding the anatomy (the structure) and its physiology (how it works), nutrition for the body, first aid and professional practices and ethics.

Each 336 hour (14 units) certificate program has 192 hours ( 8 units) which form the core knowledge foundation. Once the core knowledge units are completed, they can be applied to all of the certificates. This means each specialty certificate is an additional 6 units of study. Once a student has completed 1 certificate, the next specialty certificate will be completed with 6 more units of study in the chosen health specialty. ( A unit represents 24 hours of training)

This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

The Core Program:

Core Program

  • Anatomy/Physiology 1-4
  • Nutrition 1, 2
  • First Aid
  • Professional Development
  • Ethics and the Healthcare Practitioner

Core Program


Anatomy/Physiology 1: Learn about the skeletal & muscular systems, as well as, general terminology, cell growth & structural units. (24 hrs) Available by Home Study
Anatomy/Physiology 2: Study of the nervous, endocrine, reproductive & digestive systems. (24 hrs) AP 1 Available by Home Study
Anatomy/Physiology 3: Study of the urinary, cardio-vascular, respiratory & integumentary systems. (24 hrs) Pre-requisite: AP 2: Available by Home Study
Anatomy/Physiology 4: Study of the immune system, liver function & detoxification. The maintenance of body temperature, glucose and fluid levels. (24 hrs) Pre-requisite: AP 3. Available by Home Study
Nutrition 1: All the essential vitamins, minerals, fats, amino acids & many semi-nutrients will be discussed. (24 hrs) Available by Home Study
Nutrition 2: A dynamic & positive approach to daily food requirements. The importance of correct body pH balance in maintaining health is emphasized. (24 hrs)
First Aid: Learn how to handle emergencies. The course includes life-like training models and natural remedies. CPR/St. John Ambulance Certification. (24 hrs)
Professional Development: The expertise of consultation, presentation & assessment. An assimilation of guidelines that goes beyond basic training. (12 hrs)
Ethics & the Health Care Practitioner: This course is designed to introduce students to the professional role and commitment of practitioners as regulated healthcare professionals. The focus is on developing the student’s ability to understand the professional role and commitment, meet professional and ethical requirements of practice and develop skill in decision making. (12 hrs.)