Health, Wellness and Sciences

Pre-Health Sciences

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate

Intake information

Start date Campus

Program description

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.

Effective September 2017, the program Pre-Health Sciences (PRHS) will be re-titled Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (PHPA). Download the PHPA program outline.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

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.


Mandatory Courses

CHEM1000 Chemistry 1
HLTH1000 Health Care in Canada
PHYS1000 Physics: A Conceptual View
MATH1005 Math for Life Sciences
CHEM1001 Chemistry 2
HUMN1000 Critical Thinking
HLTH1002 Success Strategies for Pre-Health Sciences and Beyond
BIOL1009 Biological Principles - Introduction
BIOL1010 Applied Biological Principles

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

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