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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Why should I choose the Faculty of Health Sciences at Ontario Tech University?
    • The Faculty of Health Sciences provides career-oriented undergraduate programs with a primary focus on those programs that are innovative and responsive to the needs of students and employers. This approach creates continuity in our relationships with our community partners while providing students with the research and program implementation skills to pursue either employment or graduate studies in area of public health.
    • Small, interactive classes in a technology-enriched learning environment.
    • Small class sizes make communication with your professors and classmates easy, and accessible.
    • Faculty members who are engaged in leading-edge research across a number of cross-cutting areas to address health and health-related concerns and are involved in research which spans the health-care continuum.
    • Opportunities to get involved in research, such as practicum courses, internships and volunteer opportunities. This experience is invaluable for students looking to engage in scientific research early in their careers or for students looking to continue their education in research-based studies.
    • A dedicated team of academic advisors who strive to help students to make choices leading to academic and personal achievement and success.
  • Why should I choose the Bachelor of Health Science – Human Health Science Specialization?
    • The Human Health Specialization will prepare you for health-related post-graduate studies such as medicine, epidemiology, and dentistry. You will take upper-year electives that extend your knowledge in core areas, and integrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the health-care system in Canada. The Human Health Science specialization offers you an opportunity to learn a broad range of topics related to health.
    • This specialization focuses on the fundamental areas of science as it relates to human health and disease including:
      • anatomy and physiology
      • microbiology
      • neurophysiology
      • pathophysiology
  • What are the admission requirements?
    • Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, Biology (SBI4U) and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U). It is recommended that students interested in the Human Health Science specialization take Chemistry (SCH4U).
    • Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.
    • Learn more about admissions to the Bachelor of Health Science – Human Health Science specialization
  • What kind of courses will I be taking?

    Some examples of courses in this program are listed below*:

    • Altered Physiology
    • Exploring Mental Health and Developmental Difficulties
    • Human Genetics and Society
    • Nutrition and Health
    • Prevention and Rehabilitation of Complex Chronic Conditions

    * Note: A full program map with all course and program requirements is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.


  • What are the career opportunities for this program?
    • The Human Health Science Specialization provides graduates with the necessary background to pursue graduate studies in the area of Human Health Biology at our university or elsewhere.
    • Career opportunities may include:
      • business and industry (e.g. regulatory affairs, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, research or quality assurance)
      • government agencies (quality assurance, biosafety, regulatory affairs)
      • health-care and laboratory administration
      • laboratory research assistant
    • Graduate studies areas may include:
      • medicine
      • dentistry
      • applied bioscience
      • environmental health
      • health promotion
      • microbiology
      • neuroscience
      • pathophysiology