Graduates can pursue healthcare leadership job opportunities in:
- director of care (long-term)
- team coordinator
- clinic administrative manager
- clinic care manager or assistant manager
- clinical care or technical supervisor
- client services manager
- hospital manager
- health unit manager or supervisor
Related careers include:
- health service administrator
- community health nurse
- community health representative
Admission and Selection
- Fall 2022 start: applications for fall 2022 are now open. Apply today!
Completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- Post-secondary diploma or degree in a healthcare discipline from a recognized university, institute, or college, or,
- Post-secondary certificate in combination with relevant work experience may be considered and approved at the discretion of the Academic Chair
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.
SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada.
Direct Entry: four-step process
Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.
Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.
- Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.
Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.
Communication during selection
Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. We recommend you add email@example.com and the sait.ca domain to your safe sender's list or you risk missing critical email messages.
Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
|HCAR-403||Healthcare Systems and Governance||3.0|
|MNGT-408||Project and People Management||3.0|
|Semester 1 Total||12.0|
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
|HCAR-400||Emergency Preparedness and Planning||3.0|
|HCAR-402||Healthcare Leadership Capstone*||6.0|
|HCAR-404||Quality and Performance in Heathcare Services||3.0|
|Semester 2 Total||15.0|
*Please note that completion of this program’s capstone course requires a letter of acknowledgement from a health-related employer or organization indicating approval for the implementation of a capstone project at their organization.
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer in, within or on from SAIT is available. Visit transfer options to learn more.
2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||Saitsa fees||Health & Dental Plan||2020/21 total|
*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame.
Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150
Health and Dental Fees
- Health Plan: $122
- Dental Plan: $130
- For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.
Books and supplies*
- Books, supplies and uniform are approximately $2,500.
- For an estimate of the costs associated with purchasing a device that meets the standard hardware and software requirements, see our computers and laptops page.
Find out about tuition and financial aid.
* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
Next steps for incoming students
Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.
✅ Plan ahead ❗️
You are required to complete several health, confidentiality and consent forms before starting your program. All completed and signed paperwork is needed on orientation day.
Ensure you complete all three steps below ahead of orientation.
Your program orientation will take place on Sept. 2 online. Check your schedule in mySAIT for the time and location details.
Learn more about your orientation.
We are expecting to meet you at new student orientation. Important program information is discussed to ensure you are prepared to begin classes which start on day one. Orientation is a mandatory part of your learning experience to ensure student success.
How to register for classes
You'll follow an adjustable block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page
Computers and laptops
This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page.
To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year:
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.
Find your booklist on the SAIT Bookstore's website. The booklist will be available closer to the program start date.
Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.
Next steps for all students
Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!
Important dates and deadlines
Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.