Addictions Counselling

The Addictions Counselling major at the University of Lethbridge is the only one of its kind in Canada. Students in this program develop the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for a role in treatment, prevention, and health promotion.

Students complete two internships over their program to gain valuable experience in local, national or international placements. Many of our graduates have found immediate success in the job market because of the practical experience they have gained in our program.

More information

Graduates of an approved diploma may apply to the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences program. 

Post-Diploma admissions information

The Program Planning Guide (PPG) outlines the courses required to complete the program, along with a sequencing plan. You should keep your Program Planning Guide up to date and refer to it for course registration and general program planning.

2023/2024 Program Planning Guides

See here for 4, 5, and 6 year course sequencing guides

See for all other calendar year PPGs. Your calendar year will be the year of your most recent admission to uLethbridge.

What can you do with a degree in addictions counselling?

The program provides students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed for an effective and compassionate role in treatment, prevention, and health promotion wherever addiction, or the potential for 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.