Bachelor of Health Sciences


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  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Disability and Chronic Illness
  • Environment and Health
  • Global Health
  • Health throughout the Lifespan


Health Sciences

Skills and knowledge you may gain from your program:

  • Investigative and Research skills; the collection, analysis and interpretation of data using the appropriate laboratory and/or field techniques; organizing vast amounts of data
  • Logical reasoning and critical thinking
  • Operation of scientific/lab equipment
  • Oral and written communication skills: presenting and communicating technical and scientific data and ideas clearly and articulately to both the scientific and non-scientific communities
  • Creative thinking; problem solving skills; decision making skills
  • Experiment design; Theory development; Statistical analysis
  • Teamwork skills: the ability to oversee, supervise and/or contribute to a project
  • Independent work ethic
  • Community engagement
  • Community-based research
  • Data, time, and resource management
  • Handle and inspect specimens

Areas of Employment

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Genetics
  • Global/International Health
  • Health and Safety
  • Health Program Evaluation
  • Health Promotion Coordinator
  • Health Research
  • Healthcare and Regulatory Systems
  • Healthcare Services
  • Human Resources
  • Indigenous Health
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Media and Communication
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Non-government organizations
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Policy Analysis
  • Program and Project Management
  • Project Management/Administration
  • Psychology and Mental Health
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Social Work
  • Support
  • Teaching
  • Veterinary services

Job Titles of Program Graduates

  • Biologist
  • Environment Hygiene Sanitation Associate
  • Environmental Advisor
  • Dentistry
  • Graduate School
  • Health Records Coordinator
  • Junior Epidemiologist
  • Law School
  • Lung Health Facilitator
  • Medical School
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Project Control Analyst
  • Registered Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Advisor
  • Regulatory Policy and Risk Management Advisor
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Coordinator
  • Therapist

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