What will I learn?

Humber’s Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness degree program will provide you with specialized education in the workplace health and wellness field. You will explore various specialized areas including the most current developments in evidence informed, interprofessional practice within a business-oriented framework. A team approach to service is emphasized.

This program is multi-disciplinary in nature, drawing from the fields of public health, leadership, interprofessional practice, human resource management, occupational health and safety, disability management, communications, project management, and knowledge translation.

You will acquire the competencies to deliver proactive, responsive, profitable, and effective workplace health and wellness services within organizational settings while promoting healthy lifestyles to individual employees and, by extension, their families. Principles of equity, effective change management, diversity, ethical and legal practices, and knowledge translation are the foundation of your learning.

Work Placement

Students will participate in one mandatory paid/unpaid work placement to gain 14 weeks of full-time professional work experience. This experience will enhance the theoretical learning in the program and assist students in gaining the hands-on skills required to be successful in this industry. Students will have a number of work-related responsibilities assigned to them and take on opportunities to create, publish or assist with administrative duties. The placement will take place in a variety of business settings such as profit or not-for-profit enterprises, health and wellness consulting firms, governmental or educational institutions, or other health and wellness businesses.

Your Career

Three-quarters of Canada’s top employers have existing health and wellness programs, and there are growing indications that organizations who do not address this important facet of their business will be less likely to attract and retain the key talent to sustain their enterprises. Graduates may find good employment prospects for health and wellness positions in an array of workplaces including for-profit, not-for-profit and public service organizations. Possible employment opportunities include working as an entrepreneur in the workplace health and wellness industry or working as a member of a health and wellness team within private (i.e., corporate wellness programs) and publicly funded programs (i.e., public health).

Which department am I in?

School of Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,084.00 (US$ 12,856) per year
CAN $8,542 per semester

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

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Humber College

Humber North Campus,

205 Humber College Boulevard,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M9W 5L7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent); Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above or Mature student status or College or university transfer status. English language requirements: A minimum TOEFL score of 560 (paper based) or 84 (internet based with no single test score below 21) or IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.5 (no single test score below 6.0) or CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60.

For international students

Academic

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
Grade 12 U Biology (SBI4U or equivalent)
Four additional Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

Mature student status

College or university transfer status

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 560 for paper-based test OR 84 (21L, 21W, 21S, 21R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 58 – 60

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 75% in Level 8

Minimum MELAB Score: 78

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Fleming College
  • Canadore College
  • Durham College
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About this uni

Humber College takes theory, adds practical learning, state-of-the-art labs and creative spaces to unleash innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.

  • One of Canada’s diverse and comprehensive colleges
  • Over 6,500 international students from 130+ countries
  • Over 180 full-time programs in six faculties
  • Gain placements abroad and study a semester overseas