Why study Health Sciences at Dal?

A unique program that will help you make a difference

We’re a nationally accredited school that offers a Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) in four professional disciplines: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiological Technology, and Respiratory Therapy. We also offer Medical Laboratory Technology in the Post Diploma program. We’re the only fully integrated four-year university-based program of this kind in Canada.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Health Science, BHSc
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health Sciences
Campus: Carleton Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September

What will I learn?

Since we offer a BHSc in four unique disciplines, the courses you take will depend on the discipline you are studying. There are also a number of Health Science courses that are shared between the disciplines. Each discipline focuses on the theory behind the respective profession as well as applying that knowledge to the clinical setting.

During the eight week summer clinical practicum, you put the knowledge learned in the classroom to real-life use in the hospital setting.

Sample courses:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles & Instrumentation of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
  • Adaption Radiography

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

As a graduate of the School of Health Sciences you'll be in demand and highly valued. You might find yourself working in a large hospital or a small clinic, dealing directly with patients or working in a lab. Or you could take a different route and end up in a career with a pharmaceutical company, a government agency, or even teaching the next generation of Health Sciences students. Example careers include:

  • medical sonographer
  • nuclear medicine technologist
  • clinical education/application specialist

Future studies could include programs at the graduate level in science or a professional degree in medicine or pathology.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

Admission requirements
Post-diploma admission requirements
Supplemental document requirements

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