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What we offer

Awards and scholarships

The University of Manitoba issues more than $17 million to students each year in the form of scholarships and bursaries. Find out how you can access funding so you can focus on your studies.

Academic advising

We are here to assist you with general questions, course permissions, repeating courses, program planning, program review and registration. You are always able to email us any questions you may have. If needed, we can also set up an appointment.

When you contact us, be sure to include your full name, student number and home faculty information. If you have any preferred dates/times, please include that information as well.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Careers

Many employers are interested in the skills that health studies/sciences graduates typically possess. These include: 

  • Understanding of the significance of health and illness in a cultural context
  • Willingness to learn new information and adapt to an ever-changing field
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and interpret information in a clear and concise manner
  • Written and oral communication skills

Explore the tabs to learn more about where your studies can take you.

Employment sectors

  • Biotechnology laboratories
  • Community health clinics/centres
  • Consulting firms
  • Employment agencies (for persons with disabilities)
  • Government departments (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Health charities/foundations
  • Health promotion agencies
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities (including mental health care centres)
  • Multi-cultural organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations (including those involved in international development)
  • Private sector companies
  • Research institutes
  • Social service agencies

Potential careers

The following titles are listed to provide a broad representation of potential occupational options. Not all graduates will be qualified for all of these positions. Careful course selection is recommended, as is the acquisition of relevant skills though paid/volunteer experiences. Additional certifications may be required or preferred.

  • Abuse prevention consultant
  • Activities instructor - mental health care facility
  • Biomedical research
  • Biotechnology laboratories
  • Community health clinics/centres
  • Community health educator
  • Community wellness worker
  • Consulting firms
  • Coordinator, program planning and evaluation
  • Data analyst
  • Diagnostic services/laboratory medicine
  • Employment agencies (for persons with disabilities)
  • Forensic research
  • Fundraiser, health-related organization/foundation
  • Government departments (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Health & safety program coordinator
  • Health care administrator
  • Health charities/foundations
  • Health policy analyst
  • Health promotion agencies
  • Health research coordinator
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities (including mental health care centres)
  • Laboratory technologist
  • Multi-cultural organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations (including those involved in international development)
  • Pharmaceutical/health product sales representative
  • Potential sectors of employment
  • Private sector companies
  • Research institutes
  • Residential care worker
  • Social service agencies
  • Specialist, career/employment services (for persons with disabilities)
  • Transitional support worker (acquired brain injury unit)
  • Victim services worker
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Youth care worker

Health careers requiring further studies

A major goal of the Interdisciplinary Health Program is to provide a foundation for students who wish to apply to professional health-care programs such as:

  • Genetic counselling
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant studies
  • Respiratory therapy

Additional health-related graduate programs:

  • Biochemistry and medical genetics
  • Community health sciences
  • Human anatomy and cell science
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Physiology and pathophysiology

Contact us

Interdisciplinary Health Program
202 Human Ecology Building
35 Chancellor Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

204-474-8137