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Academic Advising

Academic advising is a collaborative relationship between a student and an academic advisor. Academic advising is available to all Faculty of Science students. Regular contact with an academic advisor, individuals who can assist you with developing and achieving meaningful educational and career goals, is recommended. We strongly encourage students enrolling in Year 1 of the Health Sciences program to take advantage of individual counselling and information sessions held each year during the summer Headstart program.

Continuing students in Health Sciences seeking course and program advice should contact Assistant Professor Vivienne Vance, the Department of Health Sciences academic advisor, at Advising is available over the winter term on Monday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (open office hours) and Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon (by appointment). Simple questions may be addressed via email, however if you have a complex issue and/or multiple questions please plan to drop in on Monday afternoon or request an appointment time for Wednesday morning using the above email address. 

All students are strongly encouraged to use the appropriate Honours BSc Health Sciences Program Checklist (see below) to track your progress through each year of the Health Sciences program and ensure that you are meeting all of the program requirements for graduation. Please ensure that you have completed this document fully and bring it with you to your advising appointment.

Students admitted to Health Sciences in 2014 or later must follow the 2014-16 Program Checklist. Students admitted prior to 2014 have the option to graduate under the requirements that were in place when they were admitted to the program, as outlined in the 2011-13 Program Checklist or to adopt the revised program requirements, provided that they follow the updated requirements in their entirety.

Note that all the information on the program checklists is available in accessible format under Progression Requirements.

Information about the academic advising available in the Faculty of Science through the dean's office and the other departments in the faculty is available through Faculty of Science Academic Advising or the central academic advising pages. For general inquiries pertaining to the Faculty of Science, email

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us:

Health Sciences

T: 519.884.0710 x4501
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA534, Waterloo Campus