Indigenous Health Administration and Leadership Program (IHALP)

UBC Certificate Program

Promote the Health and Wellness of Indigenous Peoples

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


Applications are now open!


Important information and dates for 2023 Cohort

Format: Courses are either virtual classes or 3 day in-person residencies (held on Vancouver campus)

Duration: One year, part-time    

Cost: $6,100 (Bursaries are available! Details on the “Apply” page)

Information session: Thu, February 16th, 2023 at 10am, register here

Early Program Application Review: March 10, 2023

Bursary Deadline: April 5, 2023 (Please visit “Where might I find funding support” for more information!)

Applications deadline: April 5, 2023

Tuition deadline: April 21, 2023       

Next program start date: May 19, 2023

IHALP 2023 Scheduleview here

IHALP Handbookview here


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 health administration so you can confidently design, lead, and deliver holistic health and wellness programming in Indigenous organizations and communities.

This program is proudly delivered in partnership by the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health in and UBC Extended Learning, which offers support in instructional design, course delivery and student services, including applications and registration.

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 program format is flexible allowing you to do the program along with your work and family commitments.


If you are passionate about making a difference in your community, find out more about our program below.



For any questions or concerns, discuss eligibility, prior experience and program relevance, please contact us.

In order to comply with limits on social gatherings and physical distancing measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indigenous Health Administration and Leadership program may need to shift the in-person classes to online, in which case the schedule will be synchronous Zoom classes on Fridays 9:30-12pm.