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Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness NEW

Credential: Honours Degree Program Code: WW411 Length: 8 semesters

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



The following course is strongly recommended as preparation for this program: Grade 12 C, M or U Mathematics or equivalent

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2017/2018 fee for two semesters is:

Domestic TBD

  • International TBD

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


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Program Contact(s)

Michael O’Leary, associate dean
416.675.6622 ext. 4125



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Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Our Program

Humber’s Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness (WHW) Honours 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 required in order 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. 

Courses Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Describe causes, treatments, prevention and control of major disease types: infectious, chronic, occupational and environmental.
  • Identify and explain the significant health issues related to the structures and functions of the human body.
  • Explain the core competencies and scope of practice for the range of health and wellness professionals in Canada and globally.
  • Describe global and local health care systems and their accessibility, impacts, and inter-relationships.
  • Describe biological, behavioural social, cultural, economic, physical and environmental determinants of health and well-being in various populations.
  • Explain current theories, frameworks and models in population health protection, health and wellness promotion, wellness leadership, workplace culture, ethical perspectives, and organizational principles.
  • Review legal, ethical, regulatory, policy and voluntary standards in workplace health, safety and wellness.
  • Explain the influence of lifestyle factors such as food, activity, addictions, stress management, work-life integration, and Human Resources in Workplaces.
  • Explain the duty of care required of employees, employers and levels of health care providers.
  • Define key terminology from the fields of health science, health and wellness promotion and business.
  • Use critical and analytic quantitative and qualitative research methods to gather, read, assess, interpret and convey scientific health information.
  • Employ systematic methods to research, design, measure, implement, manage, monitor, evaluate and renew wellness projects and initiatives.
  • Use principles and best practices of collaboration, adult education, reflective practice and interprofessional care to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Apply proactive and reactive analytic and synthetic problem-solving strategies to sustain organizational health.
  • Employ mathematical and statistical methods for calculating, interpreting and communicating complex data.
  • Apply cost-effective and evidence-informed decision-making and practice to design, implement and assess wellness policies and initiatives appropriate for various populations.
  • Apply legal, ethical, policy and voluntary standards to ensure compliance and integrity in organizational settings.
  • Apply empathic, compassionate, and insightful respect for cultural, generational, ability, gender, orientation, and other differences in promoting and protecting health and wellness.
  • Apply principles of behavioural and organizational change theory and models of project management to promoting and protecting workplace health and wellness.
  • Develop effective and audience-appropriate knowledge translation strategies which interpret health information for professional, non-professional, community and business purposes.
  • Use principles of exposition and persuasion in producing effective presentations and documents which support organizational and individuals’ health literacy.
  • Employ accepted business communication norms and channels which further the aims of the organization and foster employee health and wellness.
  • Design effective print and multi-media digital communication strategies to enhance health literacy.
  • Employ principles of effective interpersonal communication, coaching, team facilitation and conflict resolution.
  • Practice within the scope and limits of professional knowledge, competence and credentials.
  • Refer individuals to appropriate health care practitioners and services, maintaining confidentiality.
  • Evaluate professional, academic, community, non-profit and business practices within knowledge frameworks.
  • Build and sustain networks of support for and a personal model of health and wellness practices in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility in decision-making and actions.
  • Apply ethical, policy, and legal standards, demonstrating integrity in all activities.
  • Lead effective change initiatives which demonstrate authentic respect for diverse opinions and adoption styles.
  • Facilitate teamwork, interprofessional care, and mindful collaborative practices which actively encourage distributed leadership and influence.
  • Maintain a personal example of self-care and lifelong learning.
  • Develop and maintain a current and relevant e-portfolio to collect, assess and showcase professional progress and achievements.


Work Placement

Students will participate in one mandatory paid/unpaid work term 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. In particular, throughout their placement 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 expect 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).

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