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Health Administration (BA)


The health care and social service industry in Canada is the second largest employment sector. And 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.

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 the Canadian health-care system. You will also have the opportunity to specialize in either Human Resources Management or Community and Social Services Management through an integrated postgraduate certificate program through Conestoga College.

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 integral roles in the health care sector in Canada.

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Program Highlights

  • 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.
  • A combination of theory and practice will allow you to develop a greater understanding of the health-care systems currently in place, the changes these systems may undergo to meet growing demand, and how to operate successfully within a health-care setting.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Human Aspects of Organizations
  • Infectious Disease
  • Management Skills
  • Canadian Health Care System
  • Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation


  • 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 at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.


Graduates of our program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to assume integral roles in the growing and increasingly complex health-care sector in Canada. Some example careers include:

  • Health-care administrator
  • Occupational and environmental health inspector
  • Public health planner/analyst
  • Health and safety coordinator
  • Community wellness worker
  • Family service worker

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