Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Health Studies – General (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts


Subject: Administered by the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
Plan: Consists of 36.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
᳢ձ101Social Determinants of Health3.00
᳢ձ102Personal Health and Wellness3.00
B. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Anatomy of the Human Body
Introductory Human Anatomy
Introduction to Human Physiology
C. Complete the following:
᳢ձ205Introduction to Health Promotion3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
HLTH_Gen/Min_Options at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 15.00 units from the following course list:15.00
HLTH_Gen/Min_Options at the 200-level or above
3. Supporting
A. Complete the following:
ʳ۰100Principles of Psychology6.00
Elective Courses54.00
Total Units90.00

4. Notes 

A. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Health Studies Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Option Courses in the Health Minor/General Plan
ٷճ275Global Health and Development3.00
ٷճ366Land Politics and Health3.00
䰿243The Economics of Health Care3.00
ұٳ325Indigenous Meanings of Reproduction and Health3.00
ұʱ229Place, Space, Culture, and Social Life3.00
228Global History of Pandemics3.00
᳢ձ200Physical Fitness and Exercise Programming3.00
᳢ձ230Basic Human Nutrition3.00
᳢ձ235Food Systems3.00
᳢ձ237An Introduction to Drugs, Drug Use and Drug Dependence3.00
᳢ձ252Introduction to Research Methods3.00
᳢ձ270Movement Behaviours and Health3.00
᳢ձ305Fundamentals of Health Policy3.00
᳢ձ315Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change3.00
᳢ձ331Advanced Human Nutrition3.00
᳢ձ332Foundations for Understanding Disability: A Health Perspective3.00
᳢ձ333Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality3.00
᳢ձ334Health, Illness, and Society3.00
᳢ձ350Topics in Global Health3.00
᳢ձ351Health in Humanitarian Crises3.00
᳢ձ352Research Skills Development Practicum3.00
᳢ձ360Globalization and Black Health3.00
᳢ձ397Special Topics in Health Studies3.00
᳢ձ401Interprofessional Collaborative Education3.00
᳢ձ402Disability Studies: Issues, Research, and Policy3.00
᳢ձ403Community Based Rehabilitation3.00
᳢ձ404Global Studies of Social Inclusion, Community Participation and Mental Health3.00
ʷ225Advanced Human Physiology3.00
ʷ265Psychology of Sport and Exercise3.00
ʷ335Healthy Aging3.00
ʷ337Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth3.00
ʷ365Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change3.00
ʷ366Race, Sport and Physical Activity3.00
ʷ433Global Sport and Disability3.00
䱫327Sickness and Health - Cultural Representations in Medical Discourse3.00
ʱ203Science and Society3.00
ʳ۰332Health Psychology3.00