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Overview of Modules


The School of Health Studies offers students a variety of ways to pursue a Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) degree. Students apply to the School of Health Studies and participate in a common first year of study before applying for admission to a specialization or major prior to their second year.

All modules within the School of Health Studies are limited enrolment programs. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

*NOTE: For the first-year class entering in September 2013 (and subsequent classes), some module requirements have changed. Please make sure to reference the appropriate checklist below. These updated checklists are marked with an *.

Health Sciences (Honors Specialization, Specialization, Major, Minor)

These modules provide you with an opportunity to expand your knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of health.

Health Promotion

The dynamic field of Health Promotion has been growing over the last decade and is now a critical emphasis within the public and private sectors. Health Promotion, which can be described as 'making the healthier choice the easier choice', is a multi-dimensional field of study that helps students aquire health-related knowledge in both the social sciences and life sciences.

Health Sciences with Biology

Students will combine the core life sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology) with the holistic approach to health and wellness.

Community Rural Health Development

Student learning focuses on factors characterizing rural Canadian communities and compares these factors to those of selected international rural communities. Emphasis is placed on how the determinants of health such as economics, social support, employment, and health services identified by Health Canada affect the health of rural individuals. Students analyze how Canadian and international rural communities have designed and implemented innovative rural health delivery models.

Rehabilitation Sciences (Honors Specialization, Major, Minor)

These modules help students understand the fundamental factors associated with identifying, treating, and rehabilitating members of society with a goal of improving qualify of life. Rehabilitation Sciences explores the theories underlying rehabilitation of children and adults as well as studying the impact and effects of mental health, disease, and human movement.

NOTE: For the Honors Specialization/Major in Rehabilitation Sciences, 2.5/3.0 courses from: CSD4411F/G, HS2200A/B, HS3035A/B, HS3050A/B, HS3300A/B, RS3062A/B, RS3063A/B, RS4065A/B, RS4210A/B. Not all of these courses are offered each semester. In order to help students fulfill the requirements of the Rehabilitation Science module a list of approved substitute courses has been developed (see below). These courses can only be substituted for the courses mentioned above.