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Frequently asked questions

Why should I take the Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences program?

The Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (BAHSc) program provides students with a general or universal health-related degree with several specializations that have an integrated and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of health-related issues.

You will:

  • Build on the foundation of knowledge you have previously obtained in your area of study.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of health sciences.
  • Obtain the theory base required for future study or careers in various health disciplines.

The program has been designed to meet the province's growing need for health-care providers (see As the program is offered online, it allows professionals to upgrade their skills while remaining employed. Most importantly, it provides individuals with increased career options. A BAHSc degree will prepare you for positions in management or education with a critical-thinking, administrative and adult-education focus.

How will this degree help my career?

This program prepares graduates to contribute to scientific, ethical, social and economic discussions in their post-degree classes and workplaces, and professional, health-care and local communities. By giving advice, suggestions and ideas to improve quality patient care, you will participate in situations that require the execution of personal responsibility. You will also make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations within a patient-centered, interdisciplinary health-care team.

What current opportunities are there in the working world?

With a renewed focus on interdisciplinary teams providing timely health care in Ontario, a University of Ontario Institute of Technology Health Sciences graduate has an excellent opportunity to excel in various fields. Please see the Careers section for more information.

How is this program different than other health sciences programs?

The BAHSc program is unique due to its:

  • interdisciplinary approach
  • research-oriented process
  • specialty streaming opportunities
  • use of technology in the program

This is the only university program in Canada to accept graduates from two-year diploma programs and award up to 57 advanced credits.

The innovative curriculum has been designed to actively engage students in a leading-edge learning environment. Using an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to education, you will learn through a broad range of teaching methodologies within a research, evidence-based process of learning, including:

  • executive-style workshop formats
  • face-to-face interaction
  • online learning

How long is the program?

The program is part-time and entirely online so it can be completed in four years.

How much will the program cost?

For current BAHSc domestic student tuition fees, please see the information on the tuition and fees page.

Can I continue to work full-time?

The use of a variety of flexible learning environments such as distance education and executive-style seminars will allow you to continue your employment and maintain family responsibilities.

Will the program be online?

Courses will be fully online for BAHSc students.

Am I eligible for advanced standing?

Academic recognition for students with accredited diplomas in the recognized disciplines will be considered for advanced standing. The university may award up to 57 advanced credits for a two- or three-year college diploma towards the requirements for the BAHSc degree.

Trained personnel at the university who can accurately evaluate applicants' credentials and experience through the use of the criteria guidelines review applications for advanced standing. Up to an additional three credit hours of advanced standing may be awarded based on further credentials. Once transfer credits have been determined, you will be assisted in the selection of a degree completion path that best meets your background, abilities and career aspirations. For more information, please see the Advanced standing/transfer credit website.

Will I have to purchase a laptop?

BAHSc students are not required to participate in the Technology-enriched Learning program but may opt to do so.

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