J3 Major Requirement (57 - 60 credit units)

  • HLST 110.3
  • HLST 210.3
  • HLST 310.3

Students must choose one of the following options upon entering the Health Studies program. Concentration within a stream of study, including specific clusters of courses, facilitates depth in specific areas, thus facilitating job training in particular areas or further study in specific disciplines. The approved courses within each tream are listed, but other appropriate courses may be approved by the Program Chair.

Option A: Biology, Development and Health (48 credit units)

Biology, Development and Health ("BD&H"): This stream emphasizes health in the context of the development of the human being from the cellular and biosystems levels to the level of human health experience. Students focusing on this stream will explore basic biological and physiological processes and how these influence healthy social and emotional development throughout the life span.

Within Option A, students must take courses from at least 4 subjects.

A1. Choose one of the following Science clusters (12 - 15 credit units):

A2. Choose one of the following Arts clusters (12 credit units):

A3. Statistics:

A4. Choose 6 credit units from the following "BD&H" Science courses:

A5. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Science courses:

A6. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Arts courses:

Option B: Individual, Society, and Health (48 credit units)

Individual, Society and Health ("IS&H"): Focusing on health at the level of the individual and society, this stream emphasizes those processes and factors that affect an individual's health. Students focusing on this stream will develop an appreciation for how an individual human's health involves an interation between the individual's physiological functioning and social factors.

Within Option B students must take courses from at least 4 subjects.

B1. Choose one of the following Science clusters (12 - 15 credit units):

B2. Choose one of the following Arts clusters (12 credit units):

B3. Statistics:

B4. Choose 6 credit units from the following "IS&H" Science courses:

B5. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Science courses:

B6. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Arts courses:

Option C: Culture, Environment and Health (48 credit units)

Culture, Environment and Health ("CE&H"): Focusing on health at the level of community and culture, this stream emphasizes large scale processes and factors that influence human health. Students focusing on this stream will develop a multidimensional understanding of the role of cultural and community processes in health and healing and an appreciation for how groups interact with their environment in healthy and unhealthy ways.

Within Option C, students must take courses from at least 4 subjects.

C1. Choose one of the following Science clusters (12 credit units):

C2. Choose one of the following Arts clusters (12 credit units):

C3. Statistics

C4. Choose 6 credit units from the following "CE&H" Science courses:

C5. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Science courses:

C6. Choose 6 credit units from the following Health Studies Arts courses: