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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