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Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness

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Program Code: WW411
Credential: Honours Degree
Start Dates: September
Program Length: 8 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness honour’s degree program, the first of its kind in Canada, provides students with specialized education in state-of-the-art bioscience laboratories and classrooms to pursue careers in various health and wellness fields or post-graduate opportunities. This program is multi-disciplinary in nature, drawing from the fields of leadership; mental, physical, and psychological health; business and communication; and knowledge translation.  

Using a team approach, learners will work collaboratively with one another and with faculty to apply key principles of workplace health and wellness to real-world scenarios. Our students develop the skills and techniques needed to deliver proactive, responsive, profitable and effective workplace health and wellness services within a diverse array of organizational settings. 

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Work-Integrated Learning  

You will participate in one mandatory paid or unpaid 14-week to gain full-time professional work experience. Field experience takes place during the summer months between 3rd and 4th Year. Work will occur in diverse settings such as for-profit or not-for-profit enterprises, health and wellness consulting firms, governmental or educational institutions, or other health and wellness environments.

The field experience will enhance the theoretical learning in the program, giving you hands-on application in the field of workplace health and wellness. Field experiences might include successfully developing, evaluating and implementing a workplace health and wellness initiative; functioning as a member of a health and promotion team; working at a public health organization in knowledge translation; working in insurance companies; working with workplace insurance claims; and health promotion within a long-term care facility.

An Education in High Demand

Workplace health and wellness is an emerging field that is in high demand. A growing number of Canada’s top employers have existing health and wellness programs. Companies are increasingly more aware of the importance of such initiatives to attract and retain the key talent needed to sustain their enterprise. Graduates from Humber College’s Bachelor of Health Science - Workplace Health and Wellness program are well-prepared for employment opportunities in the health and wellness field serving for-profit, not-for-profit and public service organizations.

The Humber Advantage

Bio Science Lab Anatomy

State-of-the-art Facilities

Well-equipped labs feature leading-edge equipment, will aid in you gaining practical experience.

The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

The ideal student for the Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness program is an individual with a diverse array of interests. You are a collaborative problem-solver, inquisitive, and have a passion for experiential learning. You have a desire to use your experiences and knowledge to help individuals, organizations and communities improve health and wellness.

Additionally, this program is a great option for students who have completed a diploma in a related field and wish to bolster their education with a bachelor's degree.


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Expert Faculty

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You'll learn from expert professors with advanced degrees who have had exposure to various experiences in both the field and the classroom. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on as well as the theoretical knowledge necessary to help you achieve the workplace health and wellness career you want.

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Alexander Gurevich

Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath), Applied Mathematics, Physics Option, University of Waterloo, Canada
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics specialization, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Anita Nickerson

B.HRM, MBA, CHRP, CHRL, PMP, SFC, CMS, LBBE, CTC

Erin Mandel-Shorser

PhD (Kinesiology) - York University

Julian Aiken

PhD (Kinesiology) - York University

Noah Gentner

PhD (Sport and Exercise Psychology) - University of Tennessee

Prasad Bidaye

PhD - University of Toronto
MA (English) – York University
BA (English and Creative Writing) – York University
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Your Career

Growing research supports the benefits and return on investment for workplace health and wellness programs, and because of this, Canadian employers are increasing their interest and investment in these initiatives. Graduates will be competitive candidates for an array of health and wellness positions. Employment opportunities exist in the non-profit, private and public sectors, and self-employment. Industries such as manufacturing and production, construction, service companies, childcare centres, long-term care facilities, health education, public health, disability management, consulting firms, and so many others are implementing health and wellness programs.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Sep 2024 Customized North Open
Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Customized North Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Customized North Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Wed, December 20, 2023

The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness is launching a new tutorial Blackboard site entirely dedicated to IPE!

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Navigating Health Care

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Ministry Consent

Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting December 7, 2022. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Natalie Toman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 75715
natalieann.toman@humber.ca

Campus Information

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

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

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • 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

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    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Natalie Toman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 75715
natalieann.toman@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,220.86
  • international: $20,471.50

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Degree Transfer Scholarships ($1,500 - $2,500)

Humber automatically awards degree transfer scholarships to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a one-year Ontario college certificate* or a two- or three-year diploma with a GPA of 80 per cent or more from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80 per cent or more will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $1,500 for a certificate program or $2,500 for a diploma program in recognition of their academic achievement. Certificates and diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required

80%+ Certificate | $1,500

One Time 80%+ Diploma | $2,500

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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