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Department of Health Studies

Health Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health and health care. You will learn that health is determined by far more than the availability of health care and that health care itself involves more than simply treating illness.

Our Programs

The Department of Health Studies is home to our Health Studies (BA), Applied Health Sciences (BASc), and Health Management (BA) programs. All three of our programs are available only on the Brantford campus.

It's been said that medicine is both an art and a science, and our Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Applied Health Sciences is built around that idea. Starting with the core curriculum of our BA Health Studies programs, we add science courses to ensure that students gain a fundamental understanding of the biological basis of human health and disease.

This combination of coursework in the arts and sciences provides an opportunity for you to understand human health and well-being from perspectives ranging from the cell to society, and should appeal to you if you're looking to maximize both your expertise and career flexibility.

Program Insights

Our programs are designed to offer you insight into:

  • The social, biological, and environmental causes of illness.
  • Health care policies and the social and political structures that inform them.
  • The management of health care in both everyday and crisis situations.
  • The challenges and opportunities associated with providing care for specific populations.
  • The strengths and challenges of prevention over symptom-based treatments.

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Your Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Explore the following experience and career guides to learn ways you can extend your classroom experience into the world and the career opportunities available to you: