About

This program examines the issue of health and wellness, including mental health, from a variety of perspectives including how biological, cultural, social, and environmental contexts influence the health and well-being of the individual.


Quick facts
  • Four year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

You will learn about issues of health ranging from biological, psychological, cultural and environmental and how factors such as genetics, personality, attitudes and abilities influence healthy social and emotional development throughout the life span. You will study the role of cultural and community processes in health and healing and examine how groups interact with their environment in healthy and unhealthy ways.

A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here’s what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

CourseDescription

Fall Term
BIOL 120 The Nature of Life
CHEM 112 General Chemistry I Structure Bonding and Properties of Materials
PSY 120 Biological and Cognitive Bases of Psychology
HIST 110 Landmarks of Ancient History
MATH 125* Mathematics for the Life Sciences

Winter Term
CHEM 250 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
BIOL 121 The Diversity of Life
PSY 121 Social Clinical Cultural and Developmental Bases of Psychology
GEOG 120* Introduction to Global Environmental Systems
ENG 114* Literature and Composition Reading Culture

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

HLST 310: Theories and Applications in Health Studies
This is a problem-based learning course. It will involve a detailed examination of theories and research aimed at understanding a range of health-related issues. The course will involve critical and interdisciplinary analyses of efforts to apply theory and research to address past and current health issues. 

ACB 310: Basic Human Anatomy
This course covers the structure and functions of the human body. All major body systems are surveyed via lectures and practical laboratory sessions that focus on the direct study of human tissues.

PSY 260: Health Psychology
Focuses on psychological theories and research related to the development, prevention and treatment of illness. Topics covered will include the effects of stress on health, coping with pain, the physician-patient relationship, patient non-compliance, and a variety of risky health behaviours such as substance abuse. 

Opportunities
The program is designed to include current pre-requisites for the study of medicine at uSask's College of Medicine. Furthermore, graduates will be considered by the College of Nursing for the possibility of admission to a Post Degree BSN program.

Options
The Health Studies program is organized around three streams of study. You can choose to concentrate in one of the following streams:

(1) Biology, Development and Health concentrates on the biological and psychosocial processes influencing health.

(2) Individual, Society and Health focuses on how the individual and interactions between the individual and others within the immediate societal setting affects health.

(3) Culture, Environment and Health emphasizes the importance of cultural processes and environmental adaptation as factors affecting health.

Careers

Some career opportunities include:

  • Health educator
  • Health and social policy developer
  • Health and social program administrator
  • Researcher
  • Health care worker
  • Social services worker
  • Community worker
  • Counsellor
  • Public administrator

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,103 $15,867
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,438 $18,202

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load (the maximum number of courses allowed).
Fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.& Sc.) Health Studies degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science Four-year
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science Honours

You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year or honours degree.

Admission requirements and deadlines

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Sep 1, 2017
Documents due: Oct 1, 2017
Spring
May 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018
Summer
July 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018
Documents due: Apr 1, 2018
Fall
September 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN is required before your application will be processed.

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