By joining York’s Faculty of Health, you will be part of our movement to keep health and health care sustainable, to help more people live healthier, longer, with an emphasis on prevention first, then care when needed.

You will redefine and advance health and human science for the ongoing betterment of society. Our commitment to your education excellence is demonstrated through our professors who are nationally and internationally recognized experts; through our leading-edge research; and through community partnerships that improve health outcomes locally and globally.

Some of our students continue in professional schools such as medicine, pharmacy, chiropractic, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, law school and teachers college, among others.

We study health issues using diverse methods such as experimental and epidemiological techniques, clinical case studies, experiential learning, oral histories and ethnographic observation. Our learning goes beyond the campus to encompass communities, hospitals, clinics, sports fields, schools, industry and international sites.

The Faculty of Health brings together five key areas of study:

  • Kinesiology & Health Science
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Global Health
  • Health Studies (Health Policy, Health Management and Health Informatics)

No other university in Canada combines these strengths in equivalent depth.

Global Health

The specialized honours program combines core global health knowledge with a choice of one of the following concentrations: global health policy, management and systems; global health and the environment; global e-health; and global health promotion and disease prevention. A final year practicum course is offered with non-governmental organizations locally or internationally.

Health Studies

Health Studies provides an understanding of the health system, how policy decisions change the way the system functions, and how to address the challenges the health system faces, including sustainability, chronic disease and health inequities (eg. poverty). The program explores Health Management, Health Informatics (data systems, software design) and Health Policy. Gain field experience in Health Studies Project Management, or deepen your focus with a certificate.

Kinesiology & Health Science

Kinesiology & Health Science is the study of physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society. From the cellular level to the whole body in the bioscience, psychological and sociocultural domains, our program offers more course selections, taught by full-time faculty, than any other university in Canada.

Nursing

Nursing at York offers an innovative person-centric approach to teaching. It goes beyond the traditional medical model, focusing on theoretical, scientific and philosophical knowledge of caring and respect for patients’ values and choices. Our program has three BScN options, offered on a full-time basis only: York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing, Second-Entry Nursing and the Post-RN Internationally Educated Nurses program.

Nursing: Collaborative (York-Seneca-Georgian)

Nursing at York offers an innovative person-centric approach to teaching. It goes beyond the traditional medical model, focusing on theoretical, scientific and philosophical knowledge of caring and respect for patients’ values and choices. Our program has three BScN options, offered on a full-time basis only: York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing, Second-Entry Nursing and the Post-RN Internationally Educated Nurses program.

Nursing: Post-RN for Internationally Educated Nurses

Nursing at York offers an innovative person-centric approach to teaching. It goes beyond the traditional medical model, focusing on theoretical, scientific and philosophical knowledge of caring and respect for patients’ values and choices. Our program has three BScN options, offered on a full-time basis only: York-Seneca-Georgian Collaborative Nursing, Second-Entry Nursing and the Post-RN Internationally Educated Nurses program.

Psychology

Our small classes enable you to work closely with professors and fellow students while gaining applied experience through a practicum and other employment opportunities at our affiliates, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and Sunnybrook Hospital. Add breadth to your degree through engaging courses, a cognitive neuropsychology option, our Neuropsychology stream or our new Bachelor of Science degree option.

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