Addictions Counselling (Bachelor of Health Sciences)

Addictions Counselling (Bachelor of Health Sciences)

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: May 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$140
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: CA$19,000
Domestic tuition: CA$6,000

Program overview

The program provides students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for a role in treatment, prevention, and health promotion wherever addiction affects people's lives. It focuses on a range of addictive behaviours and intervention strategies, including substance abuse, problem gambling, and sexual or eating disorders. The program includes a thorough study of current issues in addictions, and an intensive training in counselling skills. Graduates from this four-year program earn a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in addictions counselling.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Applicants presenting Alberta high school credentials, high school credentials from other Canadian provinces, and secondary school credentials from other countries will be considered for admission under the High School Admission Route if they have not completed any university-level (transferable) courses. Applicants who present six or more transferable courses will be considered for admission under the Post-secondary Transfer Student route. To be considered for transfer credit, students must submit a course outline (syllabus) for each course completed in the previous university or college. Transfer applicants presenting three- and four-year university degrees from recognized universities may be considered for admission to a second Bachelor degree program. For All Applicants, if English is not your first spoken language, you must also satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement. In addition to the English Language Proficiency requirement for regular University of Lethbridge undergraduate admission, applicants to the Faculty of Health Sciences must also meet a Spoken English Language Proficiency requirement.

Career opportunities

Possible Careers: Abuse issues counsellor, Addictions counsellor, Assessment & treatment planner, Behavioural disorders counsellor, Case studies counsellor, Counselling approaches & theory specialist, Counselling ethics specialist, Crisis counsellor, Drugs, alcohol & gambling counsellor, Medical & emergency practices specialist, Mental health worker, Psychiatric assistant, Social service worker, Special populations counsellor, Substance abuse counsellor.

Campus location

Lethbridge , Canada

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