Skip to content

Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences

Ministry Title: Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness
Showing program information for start dates between
Program Code: WW411 Credential: Honours Degree Program Length: 8 semesters
Printer Friendly

Program Overview

Humber’s Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness degree is a unique honours degree program, the first of its kind in Canada. This program is multi-disciplinary in nature, drawing from the fields of leadership; mental, physical, and psychological health; business and communication; and knowledge translation. All combined, students acquire the competencies to develop proactive, evidence-based workplace health and wellness programs and health promotion programs. You will develop the skills to promote employee health, workplace culture, employee engagement and retention.

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. Principles of equity, diversity, inclusion as well as ethical and legal practices are built into the content and application of your learning. Learners will be well prepared to help individuals and companies attain their health and wellness goals.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Work Experience - SEM 6C

WORK 3554: Work Placement


Close

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Evaluate determinants of workplace health and wellness in order to make evidence-informed decisions, which are supported by theoretical and practical knowledge of key health and wellness concepts.

  2. Employ appropriate methodologies for research, dissemination of information, program planning, implementation and renewal, problem-solving, interprofessional education and collaboration and project management.

  3. Apply ethical, evidence-informed strategies to develop and sustain inclusionary proactive and reactive practices, which support continuous improvements in workplace health and wellness.

  4. Communicate health and wellness messages effectively in a variety of traditional and innovative media modalities.

  5. Develop habits of mind, which demonstrate awareness of the scope and limits of professional practice.

  6. Demonstrate responsible leadership, accountability and effective collaboration, modeling the embodiment of personal and workplace health and wellness principles.


Close

Work Placement

You will participate in one mandatory paid or unpaid 14-week work internship to gain full-time professional work experience. Work internship 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 experience will enhance the theoretical learning in the program, giving you hands-on application in the field of workplace health and wellness. Work 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.

The Humber Advantage

Bio Science Lab Anatomy

State-of-the-art Labs

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

Pitch Meeting

An Education in High Demand

Health and wellness within the workplace is an emerging field and in demand. Companies are learning that a healthy and well worker is a more productive and long-term employee. The knowledge and skills gained within this program can be implemented within a multitude of environments, and the depth and breadth of those environments is continually growing. Companies, communities, families and individuals are learning and benefiting from health and wellness programs.

The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

You are collaborative, a problem solver and have a desire to help. You are driven and motivated and have strong interpersonal skills. You have the desire to use your experiences and knowledge to help others.


Student Testimonials

What are our students saying about this program? Good things!

Your Career

Growing research supports the benefits and return on investment for workplace health and wellness programs, therefore 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.

Related Programs

group workout class

Fitness and Health Promotion

Credential: Diploma
Length: 4 semesters

male and female going over the Canada food guide

Food and Nutrition Management

Credential: Diploma
Length: 4 semesters

male and female going over the Canada food guide

Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion

Credential: Diploma
Length: 4 semesters

male and female talking

Wellness Coaching

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Length: 2 semesters

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Open

Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness News

Welcoming IPE into the Fold: How Faculty Integrate Interprofessional Education into their Curriculum

Welcoming IPE into the Fold: How Faculty Integrate Interprofessional Education into their Curriculum

Wed, June 15, 2022

What does it mean to collaborate across programs in a meaningful way?

Read More
Saving Lives One Simulation at a Time

Saving Lives One Simulation at a Time

Tue, May 31, 2022

“IPE gives the students the varied experience from other agencies and better replicates the experience that they will encounter in the real world.”

Read More
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Fire Services Students Work Together for Success

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Fire Services Students Work Together for Success

Mon, March 28, 2022

“The interprofessional educational experience challenged students to become communicators.”

Read More

No news at this time.

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 May 4, 2016. 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.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 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

    or

    or

     

    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 WES or ICAS evaluation.

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).

Not available

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H Intel i5-8300H
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
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

Contact Information

Erin Mandel-Shorser, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5401
erin.mandel-shorser@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,215.68
  • international: $19,615.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

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

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. 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. View Terms & Conditions of Degree Scholarships.

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.
View Pathways into this program  
View Transfer Out Opportunities from this program  

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

Want More Info?

Sign-up for more info on Humber, including programs, special events and more!

Contact Information

Erin Mandel-Shorser, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5401
erin.mandel-shorser@humber.ca

How to Apply

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 or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre

close widget icon
[