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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

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Program Code: PH111 Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Length: 2 semesters Winter 2022 delivery can be view on Current Student Resources
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Program Overview

This is one of the few Pre-Health Pathway programs with real science lab experience with no prior lab experience/studies necessary. There are a multitude of careers in health sciences, and this program is a pathway to explore your options. You will strengthen your science, writing and math skills, and explore career paths in biotechnology, pharmacy technician, registered or practical nursing, Chinese medicine, paramedicine and more. 

This program will enable you to:  

  • experience learning in a science lab 
  • participate in lab teams and conduct science experiments – starting in your first semester 
  • build your foundational skills in math, critical thinking, problem solving – key skills for every career in the health sciences 
  • gain science credits in Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Physics and more 
  • hone your academic skills for future studies 
  • explore many possible careers in health sciences with guest speakers and pathways events 

You will learn to analyze personal and professional situations from various perspectives to help develop a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen and allied health professional. 

International Students: Please contact gas@humber.ca to find out if this program is right for you. 

Humber Also Offers: 

  • Dry and Wet lab experience in specialized science labs
  • Student advising support for each student 
  • Pathways guest speakers and events for career insights and pathway options in the health and sciences fields. 
Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Examine biological concepts, processes and systems of the human body, including genetics and epigenetics, as well as the structure, function and properties of the molecules of life, cells, tissues and organ systems in relation to homeostasis, physical development and health.
  2. Examine concepts, processes and systems of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure; quantities in chemical reactions; solutions and solubility; acids and bases; as well as organic chemistry and biochemistry in relation to health and the human body.
  3. Solve numeric problems and interpret data related to health sciences and other science-related fields using mathematical concepts, including algebra and probability, along with descriptive and inferential statistics.
  4. Use health sciences and other science-related language and terminology appropriately to communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in written, spoken, and visual forms.
  5. Prepare a personal strategy and plan for academic, career and professional development in the health sciences or other science-related fields.
  6. Investigate health sciences and science-related questions, problems and evidence using the scientific method.
  7. Examine fundamental physics laws and concepts and their application to health sciences and other science-related fields.


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Humber Also Offers:

Benefit from Workplace Integrated Learning opportunities in our hands-on science labs.  All students will participate in numerous Biology and Chemistry labs, conduct experiments, learn from lab manuals, write lab exams and practice lab safety – just like in the future workplace. 

Humber students receive safety goggles, lab coats and lab requirements to meet Workplace Health & Safety Standards. The Pre-Health program at Humber is unique in offering numerous lab experiences for all Pre-Health students.

Your Career

Health and science skills are in high demand for future employment. As a future health-care professional, Humber’s Pre-Health program gives you the opportunity to explore the multiple career paths in workplace wellness, lab technology, paramedics, nursing, personal support work, health-care management, Chinese medicine, biotechnology and more. 

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2021 - Aug 2022
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January 2022 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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September 2022 North Open
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Pre-Health Sciences Program Video

Student in lab coat dropping liquid into beaker

Watch the video to hear about what the Pre-Health Sciences program is like, what you learn, and the pathways students can take after the program.


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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

  • Academic

    Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

    1. Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent

    or

    or

    and

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • Registration Instructions

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1, 2

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5 Quad 4 or higher
OS Windows 7-10, Mac OS 10.10-15 Windows 10
Memory 8GB of RAM Expandable to 16 GB
Storage 250 GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Monitor 1024 x 768 display, 13 inches 15 inch screen preferable
Other USB3 ports, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port and a USBc port

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Anne Lyden, program co-ordinator 
416.675.6622 ext. 72905 
anne.lyden@humber.ca 

Please contact us for more information at gas@humber.ca.

Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,705.14
  • international: $16,414.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

  • $30 - lab fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS OUT TO ANOTHER PROGRAM:

WITHIN HUMBER

View Diploma 

For admission into the Practical Nursing program, students must successfully complete the two semesters of Humber’s Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program with a minimum overall GPA of 70%, including minimum 70% final grade in each the following subjects: 

  • GBIO 100: Biology
  • GBIO 150: Biology 2
  • GCHM 100: Chemistry
  • GCHM 150: Chemistry 2
  • GMTH 150: Math for Sciences 1
  • GMTH 250: Math for Sciences 2
  • GCOM 110: Writing for the Sciences 1
  • GCOM 220: Writing for the Sciences 2

Course Substitutions: students who successful complete the following courses will be eligible for the following credits in the Practical Nursing program:  

  • GCOMM 110&220 - Writing for the Sciences 1&2 – WRIT 121
  • PSYC 150 - Psychology: Introduction - PSYC 150 
View Honours Degree 

For admission into Bachelor of Science, Nursing program, students must successfully complete the two semesters of Humber’s Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program with a minimum overall GPA of 75%, including minimum 75% final grade in each the following subjects: 

  • GBIO 100: Biology
  • GBIO 150: Biology 2
  • GCHM 100: Chemistry
  • GCHM 150: Chemistry 2
  • GMTH 150: Math for Sciences 1
  • GMTH 250: Math for Sciences 2
  • GCOM 110: Writing for the Sciences 1
  • GCOM 220: Writing for the Sciences 2

TRANSFER CREDITS: To qualify for transfer credits, students must obtain a final mark of 75% in the following courses:


GLIT100 - Literature; Identity, Diversity and Difference- Lower Level Breadth Elective
GCRT 100 - Critical Thinking - Lower Level Breadth Elective
GCOM 110 and GCOM 220-Writing for Sciences 1 & 2 – COMM 1001 Academic Wrtiting and Critical Thinking

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Anne Lyden, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 72905
anne.lyden@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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