IHALP Application

I’m Interested in the Indigenous Health Administration and Leadership Program, How Do I Apply?

The program has a formal admissions procedure. There are limited spaces to ensure that students are properly supported and set up for success.

Applications for 2024 cohort open November 15th, 2023

How much is the Program?

The total program cost is $6,250, payable in two installments.

  • First installments will be $3,750 (due April 26, 2024)
  • Second installment will be $2,500 (due August 9, 2024)

There is an opportunity to save $100 if you pay the entire program fee by the beginning of the program.

All fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. There are a few ways to pay the fees including Visa®, MasterCard®, cheque, bank draft or wire transfer. Application deadline is April 3rd, 2024.

Where Might I Find Funding Support?

Most applicants are successful in securing funding through their Nation, Employer, or other sources. Please contact us if you have questions.

What Previous Education and Experience do I Need?

We welcome learners from a variety of backgrounds, either with or without previous academic experiences. The admissions requirements are fairly broad. All applicants require the following:

  • Graduation from Grade 12 (or equivalent)
  • Internet access (including an email address) and the ability to do basic word processing
  • Experience in an Indigenous health care program or facility, or experience working in an Indigenous community or organization.
  • Willingness to contribute to group discussions and projects and encourage other participants in their learning.

How are Participants Selected?

We welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. When selecting applicants, we consider:

  • Your passion for contributing to Indigenous health and wellness.
  • The alignment of your interests and goals with program approaches and learning objectives.
  • The suitability of your previous education and work experience.
  • Your potential to benefit Indigenous communities.

Once applications have been reviewed, applicants will be notified by email regarding acceptance in the program.

What if I need to Cancel or Withdraw?

Learners who withdraw from the program 30 days before the program start date receive a full refund, less a $150 cancellation fee. If you withdraw with less than 30 days’ notice, you should notify UBC Extended Learning in writing of the reasons for the withdrawal. After this date, tuition fees are non-refundable, except for reasons such as bereavement or a documented medical condition (supported by a doctor’s letter from a practicing medical physician of the British Columbia Medical Association), in which case the refund is processed on a pro-rated basis for the unfinished portion of the program. The refund is pro-rated from the time the doctor’s letter is received by the administrative staff and the $150 cancellation fee will apply. A student who withdraws from the program may not register again until being re-admitted to the program.

How do I Submit My Application?

Before applying to this program, please read and understand the terms and conditions in the program handbook. Download and read the handbook carefully as it contains important information about the program and its policies. Be sure to check the IHALP program schedule to see a breakdown of week to week topics, and residency dates.

If you would prefer to receive the handbook in the mail, contact us with your complete name and full mailing address.

To fill out the online application form you will need the following:

  • a typewritten Letter of Intent written that specifies your goals and interests (300-500 words) 
  • a résumé documenting your educational achievements and relevant work or volunteer experience 
  • the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references (preferably current or previous employers, volunteer coordinators or teachers)

When you click Apply Online Here, you’ll be taken to the application form on the UBC Extended Learning website. UBC Extended Learning is proud to partner with the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health. We are here to support you throughout the program, starting with your application.

Before applying, please be sure you have read the program information, including information on how to apply and the program handbook.

If you don’t have a UBC Extended Learning account (profile), please create one prior to submitting your application.

Applications for 2024 cohort open November 15th, 2023

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