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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • biostatistician
  • chiropractor
  • epidemiologist
  • health and safety coordinator
  • health educator/promoter
  • massage therapist
  • midwife
  • naturopath
  • nurse
  • occupational therapist
  • physician
  • physiotherapist
  • public health analyst/planner
  • public health inspector
  • public health program manager

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • assisted living centres
  • commercial wellness centres
  • community care access centres
  • fertility centres
  • fitness and recreational centres
  • government
  • health advocacy organizations
  • health research centres
  • hospitals/medical offices
  • insurance companies
  • local health integration networks
  • long-term care facilities
  • public health agencies
  • social service agencies
  • workplace safety boards

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2019)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

7 Public Health (BASc) Graduates:

  • Employed: 20.0%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 80.0%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • educational assistant
  • medical receptionist
  • registered pharmacy technician
  • wellness coordinator

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Doctor: Naturopathic Medicine.
  • JD: Law.
  • Master’s degree: Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, Public Health.
  • College program: Sonography, Health Administration, Human Resources, Mental Health and Disability Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education.

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Understand how biology, environmental quality, social status, health care services and government policies affect individual and community health.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Canadian health care system including institutions, jurisdiction and funding as well as workplace health and safety regulations.
  • Understand health promotion theory and practice in Canada and how to plan, execute and manage public health programs.
  • Develop knowledge of epidemiology and the factors that govern the measurement and analysis of heath and disease in populations.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of the fundamentals in biology and chemistry, and how they relate to human anatomy and physiology.
  • Learn about strategies to prevent, control, investigate and manage infectious disease outbreaks in communities.
  • Develop an awareness of data collection and analysis methods used in public health including research design, sampling, experiments and surveys.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.


  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.


  • Find, evaluate, synthesize and clearly communicate research findings in oral and written formats.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem Solving 

  • Develop critical thinking skills and an understanding of contemporary challenges, issues and trends related to health and health care.
  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.