Redefine and advance health and human science for the ongoing betterment of society.
Finding solutions to health-related problems requires multidisciplinary comprehension of all dimensions of health, including biological and social determinants, economics and politics of health care systems and health care delivery, and ways in which health is understood by individuals, societies and cultures. Besides preparing for careers in health care, government and public service, some students continue in professional schools such as medicine, pharmacy, chiropractic, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and law, among others.
Develop a thorough understanding of important environmental, ecological, biomedical and health-related issues from a mainly biological perspective. Armed with a social vision of health, you’ll be well prepared for further studies in law, education, the biomedical and environmental sciences, as well as for work in health administration, policy and advocacy.
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 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 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.
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.