Graduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences
Fully-Online Graduate Studies
The fully-online Graduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences provides learners with the opportunity to develop both a comprehensive understanding of health systems and in-depth knowledge in one area of concentration. The program is responsive to the current educational needs in a rapidly changing health landscape. Students will gain the knowledge and skills to grow as leaders, interdisciplinary colleagues and advocates of health.
The online diploma program offers students flexibility of time and location; learners can customize their course load and program duration (within a five-year period).
Students are required to successfully complete a total of five courses to earn a Graduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences.
1 mandatory course (0.5 credits)
Critical Thinking in Health Sciences (9001)
2 online courses (1.0 credits)
From a chosen area of concentration
2 online courses (1.0 credits)
Offered as electives, including courses in the remaining areas of concentration
Applications open October 15 and close July 1.
Applications received after the deadline will be considered if space in the program is available.
Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:
- An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the area of health sciences, from an accredited university, college or institute
- Minimum B average based on the last two years or 20 half credits of study
- Demonstrated English language proficiency, including both written and oral communication
- Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS is recommended)
- A minimum TOEFL score of 620 (paper-based), 105 (internet-based), 260 (computer-based) or an IELTS score of 8 is required
- Advanced computer skills
Learners who hold an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in an unrelated field and have at least two years of appropriate, full-time employment experience in the health sciences may be admitted on a case-by case basis.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences is designed by leaders in the fields of education and healthcare with input from students and employers. Over the course of study, students will develop:
- Critical understanding of current and projected health demographics
- Critical knowledge of one area of concentration within the health sciences
- Awareness of different facets of health science and their interconnections
- Appreciation for how health demographics are reflected in, interpreted and applied by different professions/disciplines
- Critical knowledge of the complex and rapidly growing landscape of health information
- Understanding of and competency with the appropriate research techniques to effectively explore this health information
- An efficient approach to keeping ahead of the rapidly evolving health information base
- An ability to analyze a range of health issues by applying current knowledge and perspectives
- Insight into one’s capacity to contribute to human health through understanding current health knowledge and research techniques
- An ability to apply an advanced understanding of health issues to one’s personal health employment environment
Requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Health Sciences can be fulfilled in:
- 20 months, assuming one course is taken each semester
- 12 months, assuming two courses are taken each semester
All five courses must be completed within a five-year period.
- $1,418 per course for domestic students
- $2,900 per course for international students
- Ancillary fee of $70 per semester