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Pre-health Sciences

Pre-health Sciences Ontario College Certificate

What is Pre-health Sciences?

The one year certificate program is designed to assist students in determining which health science program will best suit their needs. It provides students with the opportunity to examine the expectations of the various health science disciplines and to assess their suitability and compatibility in relation to these expectations. Recent high school graduates or mature students wishing to return to post secondary education may wish to access this program to enrich their knowledge of health science related courses and also obtain necessary pre-requisites for health science related programs. The program includes courses ranging from physical and social sciences to communication and critical thinking.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
PRHS
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
2 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Location:
Barrie, Midland, Muskoka, Orangeville, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Muskoka, Orangeville, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay

Winter - Barrie, Owen Sound

Summer - Midland

Contact:
Barrie:

Amy Wilson

705-728-1968 ext. 1173

Collingwood:

Kelly Brown

705-728-1968 ext. 2932

Orangeville:

Kellie Elliotson

705-728-1968 ext. 5683

Bracebridge:

Sandra Gallagher

705-728-1968 ext. 4811

Owen Sound:

Vickie Bruce

705-728-1968 ext. 2058

The one year certificate program is designed to assist students in determining which health science program will best suit their needs. It provides students with the opportunity to examine the expectations of the various health science disciplines and to assess their suitability and compatibility in relation to these expectations. Recent high school graduates or mature students wishing to return to post secondary education may wish to access this program to enrich their knowledge of health science related courses and also obtain necessary pre-requisites for health science related programs. The program includes courses ranging from physical and social sciences to communication and critical thinking.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply basic knowledge from the life sciences to health-related topics


  • demonstrate a basic knowledge of the scope, present conditions and future trends in Canadian health care


  • use a variety of computer hardware and software and other technological tools appropriate and necessary to performance of tasks


  • apply a wide variety of mathematical concepts and techniques to situations relevant to the health science field


  • communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form to meet the needs of the audience and the objective of the communication


  • evaluate thinking and reasoning as well as problem solving and decision making


  • interact with others in groups and teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and to the achievement of goals


  • manage the use of time and other resources to attain personal and/or project-related goals


  • demonstrate a basic knowledge regarding health care


  • apply the benefits of General Education to participate in society as an informed citizen and pursue an enriched personal and professional life.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Muskoka, Orangeville, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017

Winter Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound

Semester 1 | Semester 2

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Winter | Summer

2017 | 2017

Summer Intake - Midland

Sem 1 | Sem 2

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Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

9 Mandatory Courses

1 Communications Course

2 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

BIOL1009 Biological Principles - Introduction
BIOL1010 Applied Biological Principles
CHEM1000 Chemistry 1
CHEM1001 Chemistry 2
HLTH1000 Health Care in Canada
HLTH1002 Success Strategies for Pre-Health Sciences and Beyond
HUMN1000 Critical Thinking
MATH1005 Math for Life Sciences
PHYS1000 Physics: A Conceptual View
Communications Course
To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

View the Pre-health Sciences articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Portrait of student Blair Fleming in a science class

Blair Fleming

I needed to upgrade my skills, so I took the Pre-Health Sciences program. I studied sciences, biology, physics, math and general education. In one year, I had all the prerequisites I needed to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

Roxanne, at her clinic

Roxanne Collins

Registered Massage Therapist

Program:

Pre-Health Sciences and Massage Therapy

Year:

2012


Georgian College prepared me for the workplace by providing me with clinical hands-on experience, as well as very knowledgeable and encouraging professors who taught me to believe in myself, and my abilities as a regulated healthcare professional. Read more...

Portrait of student Blair Fleming in a science class

Blair Fleming

I needed to upgrade my skills, so I took the Pre-Health Sciences program. I studied sciences, biology, physics, math and general education. In one year, I had all the prerequisites I needed to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at the Barrie Campus. Read more...

a group of pre-health students posing in front of a volleyball net at the Georgian Athletic Centre in Barrie

Serving up some stress relief

Pre-health students at the Barrie Campus bumped off stress between mid-terms and assignments by playing a friendly game of volleyball with faculty. Read more...

Students stand on staircase holding large cheque

SAC presents cheque to local hospital foundation

The Students’ Administrative Council (SAC) at the Orangeville Campus presented a cheque to Headwaters Health Care Centre for $2,110 on April 8. Funds were raised by student reps in each class (pictured). Read more...

student picture

Ryeohyun Gong

Currently I am enrolled in Georgian’s Pre-health Sciences program and I am going to start studying in the Occupational and Physiotherapist assistant program in September. My initial reason to choose Georgian is that I am able to interact more with locals than studying in a big city like Toronto. Read more...

Ryan Calver in his scrubs, in one of Georgian's sim labs

Ryan Calver, BScN student

In high school, I did co-ops to become a plumber. I even worked in that field for a few years. But what I really wanted to do for a living was help people. I started at Georgian as a mature student in the Pre-Health program, which really helped me zero into the career I wanted. Read more...

A group of colourfully dressed people gather together in a lunch room.

Georgian Me to We club makes positive impact in Kenya

Members of the Georgian Me to We club have returned from an experiential learning trip to Kenya. Me to We is a social justice group that contributes to the local and international community to better people's lives through education, health care, clean water and sanitation, etc. This year’s international development trip focused on educational learning and building a school for children in Kenya. Read more...

Georgian Pre-Health students tackle social justice issues through various projects

As part of community service learning projects, Pre-health Sciences students have been busy planning and organizing a number of awareness campaigns in collaboration with various community partners. Campaigns include The REDress Project, and more! Read more...

Taylor, holding her prize pack

Aspiring nurse gets boost with prize pack

After getting into the Pre-Health program, Taylor decided she wanted to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program at Georgian College's Open House last November. During the event, she filled out a ballot to win a prize pack full of school supplies and won. Read more...

Roxanne, at her clinic

Roxanne Collins

Registered Massage Therapist

Program:

Pre-Health Sciences and Massage Therapy

Year:

2012


Georgian College prepared me for the workplace by providing me with clinical hands-on experience, as well as very knowledgeable and encouraging professors who taught me to believe in myself, and my abilities as a regulated healthcare professional. Read more...

Charmaine, sitting in a yoga pose in front of a statue

Charmaine Whitman

Registered Massage Therapy, Sanctuary Day Spa and Enaahtig Healing Lodge

Program:

Shki-Miikan (New Roads), Pre-Health Sciences, Massage Therapy, Aboriginal Community and Social Development

Year:

2008


Every massage therapist becomes a unique blend of their life experience, skills, passions, values, and gifts. I have massaged in many different settings since graduating: world class spas, health clinics, healing lodges and addictions treatment facilities. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Barrie

Contact:
Amy Wilson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1173

Collingwood

Contact:
Kelly Brown
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2932

Orangeville

Contact:
Kellie Elliotson
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5683

Bracebridge

Contact:
Sandra Gallagher
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 4811

Owen Sound

Contact:
Vickie Bruce
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2058

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