Health Management (BA)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a Health Management student, you can: 

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Human Rights and Human Diversity minor
  • Law option
  • Physical Forensics minor

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Develop a comprehensive view of health and health care by utilizing an interdisciplinary perspective to understand the social, biological and environmental causes of illness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Canadian health care system including governance, decision-making processes and current use of health care networks.
  • Gain practical experience in human resources, community and social services, and/or health care settings through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Develop an understanding of the connections between leadership, organizational culture and organizational change.
  • Understand the functional areas and managerial aspects of organizations.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

21 Brantford Health Program respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree - Social Justice and Community Engagement
  • College Program - Human Resources
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Nursing

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • communication and scheduling coordinator
  • human resources administrator
  • people and culture coordinator
  • medical administrative assistant
  • nursing staffing manager
  • workers’ compensation coordinator

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • assistant clinic manager
  • data engineer
  • healthcare recruiter
  • hospital human resources and administration
  • human resources manager
  • occupational health and safety analyst
  • registered practical nurse
  • support worker

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • communications/public relations
  • community outreach
  • data analysis
  • finance
  • government
  • health policy
  • healthcare administration
  • human resources
  • informatics
  • insurance
  • long-term care
  • marketing/public relations
  • mental health
  • non-profit/advocacy
  • project management
  • public health
  • quality assurance
  • research

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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