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Health Administration (BA)


The health care and social service industry in Canada is the second-largest employment sector. Rising demands for health care, costlier and more diverse treatments, and the ways in which infectious disease outbreaks (such as the H1N1 virus) can disrupt the economy, suggest that it will take more than a medical background to help manage these issues.

If you are interested in the factors influencing health care, then being a Health Administration student is the perfect fit for you. We also offer a BA in Community Health and a BASc in Public Health.

Our Health Administration program offers you a blend of Health Studies, Leadership, Management, and Society, Culture and Environment courses to provide you with an overview of the factors influencing health and illness and an understanding of Canadian health care systems. You will also have the opportunity to specialize in either Human Resources Management or Community and Social Services Management through an integrated graduate certificate program through Conestoga College. You’ll earn both your degree from Laurier and your graduate certificate from Conestoga at the Brantford campus, all in only four years. It would normally take you five to complete both.

The combination of theory and practice will allow you to develop a greater understanding of the systems currently in place, the changes the systems may undergo to meet the growing demand for services, and how to operate successfully within the health care setting. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume important non-clinical roles in the health care sector in Canada.

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Health Administration

Program Highlights

  • View the Health Administration experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • Connect with your fellow students in the Health Studies Student Association.
  • Business courses in finance, management, account and human resources are available to prepare you for delivering cost-effective health care services.
  • Specialize in either Human Resources Management or Community and Social Services Management through Conestoga College and earn a Bachelor’s degree and a graduate certificate in only four years.

Sample Courses

  • Leadership Foundations
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Leadership, Organizational Culture and Change
  • Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Human Aspects of Organizations
  • Disease and Society
  • Management Skills
  • Canadian Health Care System
  • Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Law Option
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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