Honours Major
Health Sciences – Professional
Program Intro

What's the relationship between spiritual, emotional and physical health?

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Study health and its impact on populations, and personal and societal health and well-being, preparing for alternative health streams such as nursing, midwifery, physical therapy, lab technology, and other post-graduate programs. Redeemer's Health Sciences - Professional program provides an interdisciplinary study of health through biological and psychological concepts that are essential to understanding our physical and emotional selves.

Health Sciences - Professional is a Bachelor of Science degree program within the Health Sciences Department. It is offered as an honours major.

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Right from the start, you will explore the scientific background of health sciences with courses in biology, chemistry and psychology. Courses include in-class lectures and hands-on experiences in the lab using a range of equipment and techniques.

Redeemer’s interdisciplinary Health Sciences - Professional program studies the relevant issues and concepts impacting human health today and asks questions in light of a Reformed Christian worldview. Learning about the factors that impact human health and well-being prepares you to exemplify Christian compassion, integrity, and respect to those who are unwell, disabled, chronically ill, or mentally ill.

Health Sciences – Professional The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and gets you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Physical therapists provide better care when they understand the psychosocial and spiritual stories of their patients.
  • Lab technicians can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.
  • Midwives have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

In your classes, you will focus on developing critical thinking, analytical, and scientific writing skills in courses like Determinants of Health, Psychology of Health and Well-Being and Inquiry of Issues in Health. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their field mean you will conduct and critically assess research as you review the methods, concepts and findings of contemporary medical researchers and experiments.

Beyond Campus

Participate in an internship in an applied or research setting related to health and well-being to gain work experience, mentorship and networking opportunities with professionals.

Explore the benefits of Experiential Learning

After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s health sciences – professional program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Dr. Rodney DeKoter '88

has built a career studying the connection between nuclear proteins and leukemia and whose research will lead to the development of the next generation of anti-cancer drugs.

Dr. Irma Van Andel '10

is a chiropractor and entrepreneur who owns and operates a wellness-based practice that focuses on integrating movement into daily life.

Alumni have gone on to careers as...

  • Healthcare administrators
  • Health educators
  • Health agency promoters
  • Optometrists
  • Researchers
  • Midwives
  • Lab technicians
  • Pharmacists

Alumni have done further studies to earn...

  • MA in Medical Microbiology
  • MSc in Biomedical Sciences
  • MSc in Global Health
  • MSc in Medical Science

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Health Sciences – Professional Stories

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Stepping into Christ’s Mission

Two new Redeemer faculty members discuss integrating faith and learning.

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Advancing the Study of Hamilton’s Contaminated Waterways

As part of a year-long water quality study in Hamilton’s Chedoke Creek, student Masozi Palata is using DNA analysis to identify the source of fecal contamination in...

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Christ-Centred Researchers

The Science Research Fellowship, which allowed high school students to contribute to university-level research with Redeemer faculty, was a major success.

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Redeemer expands and upgrades health and life sciences labs

$400,000 in donations dedicated to a new pathology research lab, a new aquatic toxicology lab, a renewed chemistry lab and an expanded human kinetics lab

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Engaging young Christians in the sciences

This summer, Redeemer continues to invest in experience-enhanced learning by offering a one-week intensive science research fellowship for high school students.

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Tomorrow’s Christian Health-Care Leaders

With pre-medicine and professional streams, the Health Sciences program is preparing students for the ever-expanding health-care field.

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Alumna part of new program delivering health care

Katelyn Miller '12 accepted a position in primary care on Manitoulin Island.

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