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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Credential: Ontario College CertificateProgram Code: PH111Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

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.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • Registration Instructions

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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Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,788.40
  • international: $15,874.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,911.15 $7,727.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,167.26
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $33.90 $33.90
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,877.25 $7,727.00
Tuition $1,351.41 $7,201.16
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $469.89 $469.89
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $55.95 $55.95
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

  • $30 - lab fees

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

Transfer Credits: students who successful complete the following courses will be eligible for the following transfer 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 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 into the Bachelor of Nursing program, student must obtain a final mark of 75% in the following courses: 

  • GLIT 100 - Foundations of Literature - UNB Open Elective 
  • GCRT 100 - Critical Thinking - UNB Open Elective 
  • GCOMM 110 & 220 - Writing for the Sciences 1 & 2 – ENGL 1013 
  • PSYC 150  - Psychology: Introduction - PSYC 1013 

TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

Upon successful completion of the Humber Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program (valid only for those applicants who have entered the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diploma and Degrees as of September 2017), with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (73%) (as determined by Queen's University), students will be entitled to receive block transfer credits towards the BHSc (Hons or General) program, provided that all biology and chemistry courses within the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway were completed with a minimum grade of C (63%) or higher on the first attempt (unless documented extenuating circumstances required a course repeat).  Once in the BHSc program, students will be required to take an additional 108.0 units of courses to complete the BHSc (Hons) degree or an additional 78.0 units to complete the BHSc (General) degree. It is essential that all students have an adequate knowledge in the areas of writing, reading, listening and speaking in the English language in order for them to be successful in their studies.  For more information visit the Queen's University BHSc website at: https://bhsc.queensu.ca/.  

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

 

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

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

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

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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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Humber’s Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate program provides you with the core science, mathematics and communication skills that are essential for academic success in health and science-related programs at either the diploma or degree levels. As a first step to a career in health sciences, you will study a variety of subjects in areas including communications, mathematics, biology, chemistry, critical thinking, and academic and scientific writing. You will learn to analyze situations from various perspectives to help develop a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen and allied health professional.

In addition, you will learn about potential careers in the health sciences and science-related fields that will enable you to achieve your career objectives.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use health sciences and other science-related language and terminology appropriately to communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in written, spoken, and visual forms.
  • Prepare a personal strategy and plan for academic, career and professional development in the health sciences or other science-related fields.
  • Investigate health sciences and science-related questions, problems and evidence using the scientific method.
  • 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

We have students excel in careers in health such as practical nursing, nursing, biotechnology, personal support workers, paramedics, emergency communication professionals, and more.  As a future health sciences professional, develop the core academic skills needed for your future academic studies and health care industry success.

Humber also offers benefits 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.

 

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Open Open

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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