What will I learn?

In our Community Health program, you'll learn to identify significant health challenges and evaluate factors creating health risks in communities.

You'll acquire the skills to make recommendations for program and policy interventions that will improve the health status within these communities of concern.

Program Highlights

  • We have three major areas of focus:
  • Health Studies
  • Autism and Behavioural Science
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Instructors integrate the latest scientific advancements and knowledge into their courses.
  • Our courses have experiential learning components.
  • Connect with your fellow students and create opportunities to grow and succeed in your field through the Health Studies Student Association.

Sample Courses

  • Canadian Health Care Systems
  • Critical Perspectives on Health and Human Sexuality
  • Health and Gender
  • Health Policy
  • Environment and Health
  • Global Health and Social Justice
  • Physical Determinants of Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Autism: Individual and Social Issues across the Spectrum
  • Issues in Mental Health
  • Disease and Society

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:

  • Leadership Option
  • Criminology Minor
  • Psychology Minor
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity Minor


  • autism therapist
  • addictions counsellor
  • clinical coordinator
  • community engagement specialist
  • community health educator
  • corporate wellness specialist
  • epidemiologist
  • health and safety coordinator
  • health care administrator
  • health care recruiter
  • health educator/promoter
  • health information specialist
  • health planner
  • intake/referral coordinator
  • medical claims adjudicator
  • mental health worker
  • outreach worker
  • patient care administrator
  • pharmaceutical sales agent
  • policy analyst
  • research associate
  • social worker
  • volunteer coordinator

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,860.00 (16,40,754) per year
Full-time tuition: CAN $27,860 - CAN $31,930. Please note this fee is for 2020 - 2021 and subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 January 2022


Brantford Campus

20 Charlotte Street,


Ontario (ON),

N3T 2Y3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent qualification. English language requirement: Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 overall, IELTS: An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, PTE: 59 overall or higher, CAE: Overall score of 176.

For international students

Students must have the following:

  • Minimum admission range of low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 or higher.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - 70 overall or higher (each band 60 or higher).

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 59 overall or higher.

Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) - Overall score of 176.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Algonquin College
  • Fleming College

About Wilfrid Laurier University

Studying at Laurier goes beyond being a great student at a top-rated university; it’s about being ready to take on whatever the future holds.

  • 95% graduates secured employment or went on to PG studies
  • 1:25 faculty to student ratio
  • Home of Canada’s largest business degree co-op program
  • Vibrant campuses in cities in Ontario, close to the US