Health Science

Build a Health Science Foundation at Providence

This program will provide you with a foundation in the health sciences. You will take foundational courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, microbiology, sociology, genetics, biochemistry and psychology. Taking courses in different health-related disciplines will help you find your passion, and then be able to pursue further studies to specialize in the discipline of your choice.

If you are interested in a career in health science and want to keep your option open, this program is for you. It will open doors to professional programs such as medicine or rehabilitation therapies such as occupational therapy or physiotherapy, and also to some graduate schools that do not require an honours degree.

Information Sessions

Join us on one of our information sessions to hear more about the program, application/admission process and what makes Providence a unique place for you to get your university education. You can find upcoming sessions here (under University College Sessions).

Major Options
BSc Health Science Major 4 Years
Program Details

For Entrance into the Health Science program

To declare a Health Science Major, you will need to get a grade of C or better in Introduction to Biology I and II during your first year studies.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Range of Courses
Fall (September) semester

  • Introduction to Biology I + Lab
  • Introduction to Chemistry I + Lab
  • Human Anatomy, Histology, Physiology + Lab
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Christian Spirituality: Formations
  • Field Education (volunteer practicum)

Winter (January) semester

  • Introduction to Biology II + Lab
  • Introduction to Chemistry II + Lab
  • Human Anatomy, Histology, Physiology + Lab
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Reading the Bible in the Christian Tradition

Transferability of Courses (to the University of Manitoba)

The following courses are transferable to the University of Manitoba:

  • Introduction to Biology 1 + Lab transfers as BIOL 1020 Bioprinciples
  • Introduction to Biology 2 + Lab transfers as BIOL 1030 Biodiversity
  • Essentials of Microbiology transfers as MBIO 1220 Essential Micro
  • Human Anatomy, Histology, Physiology (6 credit hours) transfers as BIOL 1410 Anat Human Body and BIOL 1412 Phys Human Body
  • Introduction to Chemistry 1 + Lab transfers as CHEM 1300 Structur Model
  • Introduction to Chemistry 2 + Lab transfers as CHEM 1310 Intro Phys Chem

Updated: Nov 6, 2019


Rebecca Dielschneider, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)
Assistant Professor of Biology

Bruce Friesen-Pankratz
Instructor of Environmental Science

Career Options
Graduates obtain the necessary training for employment in scientific companies as a biologist, laboratory assistant, technologist and more. Science course are transferable to other institutions which allow students to pursue further studies in education, kinesiology and recreation management, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, rehabilitation sciences or graduate studies.