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Why Study Here?

Discover an interprofessional approach to health care

The School of Health Sciences offers a fully integrated Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) degree program. Explore our five health professional disciplines:

In addition to the four-year degree program, experienced practitioners in the above disciplines (plus Medical Laboratory Technology) may be eligible to complete the degree in a two-year post diploma format.

Our graduates are nationally certified

Our students have the necessary competencies to write professional certification examinations at the end of their third year (for Diagnostic Cytology, Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Respiratory Therapy) or fourth year (for Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiological Technology). Students who are eligible and choose to graduate from the program after three years will receive a Diploma in Health Science.

Learn hands-on in small classes

You'll work with the latest medical technology in the Maritimes' largest health-care facility, alongside some of the best medical professionals in the country. Core courses in the BHSc program include:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Health Professional Practice
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Health Research
  • Leadership in Health Care
  • Health Professional Education
  • Critical Research Evaluation

There is an 8 week clinical practicum in May/June of Year 1, 2, and 3.
The senior year of the BHSc provides enhanced flexibility for students through several on-line and individually supervised course offerings.


Our graduates are highly trained and in demand

Graduates of this program are competent and compassionate professionals who respect diversity and provide care in an ethical manner.

  • They are committed to advocating for quality care, promoting the profession and participating in life-long learning.
  • They have intellectual curiosity, leadership abilities and a strong foundation for academic and career advancement.
  • They use effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Graduates act as role models and mentors for other health care professionals and as health promoters for the general public.

Degree graduates have the potential to pursue graduate studies in health-related fields.

Alumni Profile

Photo - Michelle MacMillan, alumni profile

Having the Health Sciences degree gave me even more of an edge in this career. Particular courses I took are directly related to my success in getting the job.

Michelle MacMillan (BHSc'09 - Radiological Technology)

Michelle MacMillan got her BHSc in Radiological Technology, worked as an X-ray technologist, and then decided she wanted a change. Using contacts she made during her time working in the field, she landed a job as a clinical education specialist for Philips Healthcare. She now travels to hospitals throughout North America to teach medical professionals how to use the company's cardiovascular X-ray equipment

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