Bachelor of Health Studies: program planning page

See notes section listed below the chart.

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 Course Number1
Credits   Course

Year 1

ANTH 1220 OR
ANTH 1210
3 Cultural Anthropology OR
Human Origins and Antiquity
FMLY 1012 3 Introduction to Social Development
PSYC 1200 6 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 1200 6 Introduction to Sociology
STAT 1000 3 Basic Statistical Analysis 1
Elective 3 Concentration elective
Science electives 6 Science electives

Year 2

ECON 1210 OR ECON 1220 3 Introduction to Canadian Economic Issues and Policies OR Introduction to Global and Environmental Economic Issues and Polices
GMGT 1010 OR GMGT 2070 3 Business and Society OR Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
HEAL 2600 3 Integration of Health Determinants of Individuals  
HNSC 2000 OR PSYC 2250 3 Research Methods and Presentation OR Introduction to Psychological Research  
HNSC 1210 3 Nutrition for Health and Changing Lifestyles
NATV 1220, NATV 1240 OR NATV 3240 3 Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Pt 1 OR Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Pt 2 OR Indigenous Medicine and Health
Electives   Electives: concentration (6); program (3); free (3)

Year 3

FMLY 3750 3 Fundamentals of Health Promotion
FMLY 3780 3 Introduction to the Development of Programs for Children and Families
FMLY 3790 3 Introduction to the Evaluation of Programs for Children and Families
HEAL 3000 3 Introduction to Social Epidemiology
HEAL 3600 3 Integration of Health Determinants for Communities
PHIL 2740 3 Ethics and Biomedicine
SOC 2490 3 Sociology of Health and Illness
Electives   Electives: Concentration (3); Program (6)

Year 4

HEAL 4600  3 Integration: Canada & World Focus
HEAL 4610  3 Health Studies Capstone
Electives   Electives: concentration (6); program (12); free (6); NB. of the 21 hours of program electives, 9 must be at the 3000-4000 level


1. Check and consult the Academic Calendar for former course numbers, other equivalents, and for prerequisites.

2. Free electives are the student’s choice. To graduate, the student must include: 9 credit hours of free electives.  However, students may need to use a free elective as a prerequisite before completing a program elective.

For further information see the Academic Advisor. It is advisable to thoroughly plan your four year program and speak to a Academic Advisor for guidance in choosing courses.

To graduate, the student must include the following from approved electives list:

  • 18 credit hours of concentration electives
  • 21 credit hours of program electives, of which 9 credit hours must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Program electives should be planned strategically and upon entering the Interdisciplinary Health Program.  Additional prerequisites may be required for higher level courses.  The table below is for course planning. 

Concentration Electives







Program Electives





_____________________________  3000/4000 Level

_____________________________ 3000/4000 Level

_____________________________ 3000/4000 Level
Free Electives



3. The Integration courses: HEAL 2600, HEAL 3600, & HEAL 4600 are offered in case-study format in years 2, 3 and 4.

4. There is no double dipping of courses in the concentrations. For example, HNSC 1200 Food Facts and Fallacies is listed on both of the Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation and Health Promotion and Education concentration elective lists, however you may only use it towards one of the concentrations.

*In the event of discrepancies with this document and the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar will prevail.

*You must have the prerequisites for any course you take.   We will not override prerequisites in order to allow you to progress more quickly.