Frequently Asked Questions
  1. How long does it take to complete the Health Sciences/Health Studies degrees?
    Each degree is 120 credit hours, taking approximately four years to complete full-time. You can take the degrees part-time. You have up to 10 years to complete your degree.  
  2. What is the degree designation?
    If you graduate with a Health Sciences degree, the designation is a Bachelors of Health Sciences. If you graduate with a Health Studies degree, the designation is a Bachelors of Health Studies. Both degrees are awarded from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.  
  3. I am a student in which faculty?
    You are a student in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.  
  4. What is the Biomedical Sciences Concentration?
    The Biomedical Sciences Concentration (18 credit hours) is a new interdisciplinary experience available to students in the BHSc program which will provide students with an understanding of the mechanisms of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and HIV, with hands on experience in a biomedical laboratory.  
  5. Where are my classes/instructors/advisor located?
    All of your classes and your instructors are located on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. The student advisor is located on the Fort Garry Campus. If you are taking the Biomedical Sciences concentration there will be two courses (HEAL 4630 and HEAL 4640) held at the Bannatyne Campus.  
  6. What are some career opportunities for me?
    Biomedical research, Forensic research, Health Care Administrator, Health Research Coordinator, Teaching, Graduate studies, entry into professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Health Educator and Abuse Prevention Consultant.  
  7. Where can I get information about career services? You can visit the Career Services website.   
  8. Am I eligible for transfer credit?
    Yes any applicable courses will be transferred over. Up to 60 credit hours can be transferred over from external educational institutions. Up to 60 credit hours can be transferred over from a previous University of Manitoba degree or a degree in progress.  
  9. What are the new concentrations in Health Studies?
    Beginning in September 2018, students admitted to the Health Studies degree will have to choose one of three concentrations:

          1. Health policy, Planning and Evaluation Concentration
          2. Health Promotion and Education Concentration
          3. Family Health Concentration

    Each concentration is 18 credit hours. Courses are chosen from the approved concentration elective lists. more information about the concentrations canbe found on BHSt page.  
  10. Does IHP offer a work co-op program? Although the IHP does not have a co-op program, we do offer a field experience course, HMEC 4090. This is where students would work in an organization once a week generally from September to April completing various projects. It can be used as an elective course in the Health Studies or Health Sciences degrees. Click for more information on the optional practicum.  
  11. Can I do a minor?
    Yes, you can do a minor in another subject. For example you could do a minor in Psychology, Sociology, Management, Math, Environmental Science, or Biology. A minor is generally 18 credit hours. You would use your program and free elective space to complete a minor. A minor is voluntary. For more information on available minors please see the U of M Academic Calendar.  
  12. How do I find course pre-requisites?
    Course pre-requisites can be found under the View Catalog Entry link when you search for courses in the Aurora Course Schedule. It will list the course description as well as any pre-requisites if applicable. You can also find the pre-requisites for courses in the course description sections of the Academic Calendar.

    By clicking on the course links on the program planning page:
    Health Sciences— you can also see the pre-reqs for courses required for the Health Sciences degree.
    Health Studies

    There is also a chart of pre-reqs for FMLY/HEAL/HMEC courses, click to view. It is your responsibility to be aware of any pre-reqs needed for courses.  
  13. I received a “D” in a course do I need to repeat it?
    No, a “D” is considered a passing grade. For example if you receive a “D” in STAT 1000 you do not have to repeat the course. You do not need to repeat a course in which you received a “D” unless you need a specific grade in that course to be used as a pre-requisite to be able to take another course. For example, you need a “C” in CHEM 1300 before you can take CHEM 1310.