Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Health Studies – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Subject: Administered by the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
ʱ:Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
᳢ձ101Social Determinants of Health3.00
᳢ձ102Personal Health and Wellness3.00
B. Complete the following:
ʳ۰100Principles of Psychology6.00
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Anatomy of the Human Body
Introductory Human Anatomy
Introduction to Human Physiology
D. Complete the following:
᳢ձ205Introduction to Health Promotion3.00
᳢ձ252Introduction to Research Methods3.00
E. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
F. Complete the following:
᳢ձ305Fundamentals of Health Policy3.00
᳢ձ315Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change3.00
G. Complete the following:
᳢ձ416Program Planning and Evaluation3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality
Health, Illness, and Society
B. Complete 6.00 from the following course list:6.00
HLTH_Major_Options at the 400-level or above
C. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
HLTH_Major_Options at the 300-level or above
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following course list:6.00
HLTH_Major_Options at the 200-level or above
E. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
HLTH_Major_Options at any level
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. 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.


Statistic Course Options
243Introduction to Statistics3.00
ᷡ209Analysis of Process Data 13.50
䰿Ѳ162Managerial Statistics3.00
䰿250Introduction to Statistics3.00
ұʱ247Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʷ251Introduction to Statistics3.00
鳧323Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʰ285Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʳ۰202Statistics in Psychology3.00
211Introduction to Statistics3.00
մ200Introduction to Statistics3.00
մ263Introduction to Statistics3.00

Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.


Option Courses in the Health Major Plan
ٷճ275Global Health and Development3.00
ٷճ355AIDS, Power, and Poverty3.00
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
ұʱ336Geography, the Environment and Human Health3.00
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
᳢ձ270Movement Behaviours and Health3.00
᳢ձ300Community-Based Practicum3.00
᳢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
᳢ձ410Environment and Health3.00
᳢ձ417Community-Based Programming and Evaluation3.00
᳢ձ430Critical Weight Studies3.00
᳢ձ434Social Movements in Health3.00
᳢ձ435Seminar on HIV/AIDS Prevention3.00
᳢ձ437Seminar on Harm Reduction3.00
᳢ձ440Sedentary Behaviour3.00
᳢ձ445Critical Population Health3.00
᳢ձ456Survey of Research and Literature in Health Studies3.00
᳢ձ460Anti-Black Racism and Health3.00
᳢ձ491Special Project in Health Studies3.00
᳢ձ493Advanced Topics in Health Studies I3.00
᳢ձ495Advanced Topics in Health Studies II3.00
᳢ձ497Special Topics in Health Studies3.00
᳢ձ595Honours Thesis in Health Studies6.00
ʷ225Advanced Human Physiology3.00
ʷ265Psychology of Sport and Exercise3.00
ʷ335Healthy Aging3.00
ʷ337Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth3.00
ʷ338Field Course in Kinesiology and Health Studies3.00
ʷ365Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change3.00
ʷ366Race, Sport and Physical Activity3.00
ʷ400Professional Issues in Allied Health3.00
ʷ433Global Sport and Disability3.00
ʷ436Advanced Placement in Disability and Physical Activity3.00
䱫327Sickness and Health - Cultural Representations in Medical Discourse3.00
ʱ203Science and Society3.00
ʳ۰332Health Psychology3.00