Health Science

Health Science

This program has suspended intake as of Oct. 1, 2019

Increasing demand for health care nation-wide is expected to create many opportunities in fields related to health care innovation and delivery. Mount Royal's Bachelor of Science-Health Science prepares graduates to participate in this rapidly growing sector by providing them with a solid understanding of human physiology, anatomy and cellular processes.

Career Choices

Health Science graduates will be well prepared for further study in health-related professions including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, and physical therapy. This degree also prepares graduates for entry-level employment in fields including, but not limited to health care, medical research, and product development in the food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Other opportunities exist within the life sciences sector for employment in more business-oriented roles, such as product development, regulatory affairs, quality control, sales and marketing.

Rapid innovation and ever-expanding access to information increases the demand for knowledgeable people who are able to interpret and communicate information about life sciences for other professions and the general public. Thus, there is a need for journalists, lawyers, teachers, bioethics specialists, business executives, politicians, and policy analysts who have a solid background in the life sciences. Health Science graduates will discover a variety of innovative ways in which to combine their life science education with other areas of expertise.

Highly skilled

As a graduate of this program, you will gain knowledge and skills directly related to the study of health science. As well, you will be able to:

  • understand scientific thought and the scientific method
  • critically evaluate and assess scientific studies
  • work in a modern biological sciences lab
  • collect, interpret and evaluate data and observations
  • read, understand and present information in a variety of formats
  • be creative and innovative in exploring possible solutions
  • contribute to a team in scientific settings

A hands-on approach

You will get hands-on experience with guided inquiry labs and field schools, where you'll see first-hand how science really works.


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