The School of Health Sciences of the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar is recognized as the premier institution for the development of world class allied health care professionals in the state of Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Guided by the National Health Strategy and the Qatar National Vision, the School of Health Sciences enhances Qatar’s national health care workforce by delivering current, international accredited educational programs.                                                    

The School of Health Sciences offers education in a variety of health professions designed to meet Canada’s rigorous health standards, while recognizing and respecting local cultural at tributes. The programs include comprehensive didactic sessions, hands-on skills training and clinical field rotations.


  1. To provide a comprehensive education in the health sciences professions as considered necessary by the State, the College and the community.
  2. To graduate highly competent professionals who can serve their employers and the community with the highest degree of competence.
  3. To develop students’ abilities to effectively function as part of a healthcare team.
  4. To promote and instill a high degree of professionalism and responsibility in students.
  5. To impress on students the vital importance of maintaining a high level of competence, at all times, in the performance of their duties.
  6. To foster in students the importance of maintaining.


The School of Health Sciences actively seeks international accreditation for its programs. Currently, the following programs have been accredited:

  • Environmental Health Technology (Occupational Health and Safety) accredited by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • Medical Radiography – accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
  • Pharmacy Technician – accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP)
  • Respiratory Therapy – accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE).

Baccalaureate degree options

For those wishing to pursue a baccalaureate degree, university transfer agreements are in place that make it possible for College diploma graduates to attend international universities. A variety of options are available. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre. Staff in both these offices will provide support and assistance to CNA-Q graduates seeking to further their post-secondary studies.

For more information, please refer to the Program. Articulation and Transfer Credit section in this Academic Calendar.

Program Options

  • Two Year Diploma*
  • Dental Assistant – Level ll
  • Environmental Health and Safety – Food Safety and Inspection
  • Environmental Health and Safety – Occupational Health and Safety
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Three Year Diploma*
  • Advanced Care Paramedicine
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Environmental Health and Safety – Public Health
  • Medical Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Post Diploma*
  • Patient Education
* Total program length varies depending on language proficiency, academic preparatory courses required for entry, and academic performance throughout the program of study.
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Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Health Sciences! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

Rakieh Wahid
Administrative Assistant - Health Sciences
Room 20.1.31

+974 4495 2728