Visit the Bachelor of Health Studies program planning page (post-September 2018 enrollment).
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Three new specialized concentrations:
Students enrolled in the BHSt for September 1, 2018 must select one of the three new concentrations, which include (1) Health Policy, Planning, and Evaluation; (2) Health Promotion and Education; and, (3) Family Health.
The Health Policy, Planning, and Evaluation concentration can provide foundational knowledge related to health policy development and related evaluation, as well as programming services. This concentration can be a potential route for those wishing to pursue related graduate studies in Community Health Sciences (although students in all three concentrations are eligible to pursue graduate studies), or for individuals seeking careers in areas such as Health Policy Analysis or Program Planning and Evaluation Coordinators.
The Health Promotion and Education concentration would be a route through which students wishing to pursue a career as a home economics teacher could obtain their ‘teachable subjects’ in family studies and nutrition. Students are advised that additional training will be required and that consultation with academic advisors in the Faculty of Education is recommended. Aside from home economics education, this concentration would lay the foundation for a future career options as Community Health Educators or Health-related Organization/Foundation Fundraising, or Health and Safety Coordinators.
The Family Health concentration was created to ensure that those students interested in family social science (an existing major that the university plans to phase out) would clearly see a place for themselves in the new academic structure. One of the features of the Family Health concentration will be the ability to take courses relevant to the existing Family Social Science options (Aging and Developmental Health; Child and Youth Developmental Health; Family Economic Health; Family Violence; Social Development) allowing the program to be flexible and meet individual student needs. This degree provides the educational background suitable for a future career as a Community Wellness Worker, Victim Services Worker, Youth Care Worker, Residential Care Manager.