Please Note:

Due to Covid-19, we are unable to offer intensive courses anymore for the foreseeable future. We are pleased to share that we will be replacing the previous intensive and online courses with a new and exciting hybrid course that combines real time interactive sessions with your group and the ability to work online – all without travelling or taking time off work.

This new course will continue to include the high quality content that our students appreciate in an all-new user-friendly online format. Each 12-week course will incorporate an orientation session, online postings, group chats, weekly real time discussion activities led by an experienced instructor, TA sessions, and ongoing guidance from your instructor.

This improved format offers you the chance to “meet” your instructor and course mates weekly and discuss scenarios and situations collectively and in real time. It also gives you flexibility to work on your online postings on your own time. No travel time or travel expenses and no time off work required!

FNHMA is excited to be living its values of continuous improvement and looks forward to welcoming you into our new hybrid courses!

Course length: 12 weeks
Next semester: September 28, 2021 – December 15, 2021
Course cost: $1800 members, $2250 non-members (+applicable taxes)

Please note that Course 500: The Professional First Nation Health Manager, is offered every spring term.

The FNHMA offers an educational program leading to the Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) professional designation.

The professional designation is based on five courses in the Certified First Nations Health Manager Program (CFNHMP). The courses are based on building and supporting key competencies; information about each of the courses can be found below.

This program is for you if you are working in First Nations health management or aspire to a career in this area.

Many employers will encourage their employees to enroll in the Certified First Nations Health Managers Program and will assist with the cost of course tuition and annual FNHMA membership dues. Additionally, inquiries related to educational assistance can be made to Indigenous Services Canada and a number of other federal and provincial departments and agencies that promote and support educational activities.


To retrieve a registration application, click here!


Course 200 — Leadership and Strategy

The key topics of this course are: leadership; problem-solving and decision-making; working with people; working with change; strategy formulation; strategy implementation; strategy evaluation; accountability; performance management, and; policies.

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Course 300 — Health Management Services 1

The key topics of this course are: understanding community needs; program and services development; program and project management; program and services evaluation; continuous quality improvement; risk management; benchmarking, best practices and innovation; advocacy, partnerships and relationships; community engagement, and; program communications.

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Course 400 — Health Management Services 2

The key topics of this course are: the people of human resource management; the practices of human resource management; meeting management; negotiations and dispute resolution; financial and management accounting; funding and proposals; funding and reporting; technology; information and knowledge management, and; general operations.

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