B.Sc.
Major Minor
Health Sciences
Program Intro

How does spiritual well-being impact a person's overall health?

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Focus on the scientific background of health sciences with courses in biology, chemistry and psychology to become informed about the spiritual, psychological, environmental, and social factors of human health and well-being. Develop a biblical perspective on health within the broader context of human well-being, providing the building block for a variety of careers in health science-related fields.

Health Sciences is a Bachelor of Science degree program. It is offered as a 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 - Pre-Medicine 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 The Core

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

  • Health care workers provide better care when they understand the psychosocial and spiritual stories of those in their care.

  • Researchers can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.

  • Support workers have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.

See how the Core fits into your degree

Defining

Learning
Experiences

In the Classroom

Courses like Determinants of Health, Inquiry of Issues in Health, and Biomedical Ethics will focus on developing your critical thinking, analytical, and scientific writing skills. 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

Hear from guest speakers and participate in seminars to learn more about specific research or fields within the health sector.

Explore the benefits of Experiential Learning
After Redeemer

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

Rachel Mork '14

participates in public health advocacy for women in developing nations across the world.

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.

Career
Pathways
Health Sciences
Find out where a degree in Health Sciences takes you!
Redeemer’s Health Sciences Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Health care data entry
  • Health claims reviewer
  • Health educator
  • Lab technician
  • Medical administrative assistant
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Quality assurance officer - healthcare
  • Rehabilitation aide
  • Research assistant
  • Unit communications clerk - healthcare
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Clinical trial manager (masters)
  • Dietician (masters)
  • Public health officer (masters)
  • Speech language pathologist (masters)
  • Medical communicator (PhD)
  • Professor (PhD)
  • Chiropractor (Professional School)
  • Doctor (Professional School)
  • Nurse (Professional School)
  • Pharmacist (Professional School)
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Biotechnology lab technician
  • Health Informatician
  • Health policy analyst
  • Human resources personnel
  • Industrial health & safety specialist
  • Medical device reprocessing tech
  • Medical equipment salesperson
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Rehabilitation program coordinator
Technical skills:
  • Biological specimen handling and processing
  • Experimental design
  • Following regulatory guidelines
  • Hypothesis testing and creation of innovative ideas
  • Scientific data analysis and interpretation
  • Scientific writing and communication
  • Wet lab and field techniques
Transferable skills:
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Critical thinking and development of research questions
  • Effective communication (verbal and written)
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Knowledge translation to scientific and non- scientific communities
  • Project development and management
  • Self-motivation and time allocation
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Health Sciences field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Clinical Research Association of Canada
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario
  • One Health Initiative
  • Ontario Long Term Care Association
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Ontario Public Health Association
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Career
Pathways
Health Sciences
Redeemer’s Health Sciences Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Healthcare administrators
  • Health agency promoters
  • Health educators
  • Health policy analysts
  • Health researchers
  • Research lab technicians
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • BScN
  • MSc in Global Health
  • MSc in Medical Science

Want to know more about Redeemer’s Health Sciences program?

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Stepping into Christ’s Mission

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Advancing the Study of Hamilton’s Contaminated Waterways

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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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