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Health Studies (BA)


Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health Studies program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and healthcare. You’ll learn that a person’s health is determined by far more than the availability of healthcare, and healthcare itself involves more than simply treating illness – understanding health and healthcare in today’s world means understanding the physical, social and environmental causes of illness. You’ll also learn about managing the financial and human resources required for both preventative and curative care.

We also offer a Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree.

Program Highlights

  • We have 3 major areas of focus: Aging and the Life Course; Community Health and Healthcare; and Health Policy and Analysis.
  • Health Studies is a dynamic field, and your teachers will always integrate the latest scientific advancements and knowledge into their courses.
  • Connect with your fellow students through the Health Studies Society, a campus club geared towards raising awareness for health-related issues by focusing on a local and a global health issue each year.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Conceptualizing Medicalization: Midwifery and the Healthcare System
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Disease and Society


  • Admission range of low-mid 70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English.
  • IB Minimum Score: 28.


  • Community health consultant
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Placement coordinator
  • Seniors centre director
  • Pharmaceutical representative
  • Physical therapist

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