Upper-Year Registration

The information below is intended to help students in the School of Health Studies who are entering second, third or fourth year prepare for course registration. Due to the number of student inquiries that are received by the School of Health Studies on a daily basis, please read through the information on this page to find the answer to your question before contacting the office.

Full course descriptions for most courses are available in the Academic Calendar. For special topics courses that were offered previously,  course outlines can be accessed on the School of Health Studies website. Course outlines for the 18-19 academic year will be posted as soon as they become available.

The Online Timetable lists all courses being offered for the 18-19 academic year, including notes regarding course priorities and restrictions. Please be sure to check course restrictions and prerequisites in the Academic Calendar prior to attempting to register. Course priorities and/or restrictions are not usually waived.

Not all courses have had instructors assigned to them yet, but that information will be posted to the Online Timetable when it becomes available.

General Registration Information

Registration Times and Class Enrolment

A few courses offered through the School of Health Studies may fill up quickly. Students cannot receive special permission to be added to a course that is full. If a course has filled, you should still complete your schedule by taking other courses. Priorities will lift or change on July 19 and you will be able to add and drop certain courses at that time. Courses that filled quickly may become available. Keep in mind, courses listed as "Restricted" do not lift at all. Keep checking enrolment even after this date (July 21) as add/drop activity will continue throughout the summer, including an extended online web registration period beginning August 22.

Registration Dates

  • Second Year - July 9-12
  • Third Year - July 2-5
  • Fourth Year - June 18-21

Note: Students are assigned registration times at random.

Prerequisites and Course Restrictions

Only courses listed in the online timetable are offered. We are not planning to add any more courses (or additional sections to courses currently listed) at this time. Please be sure you have taken the prerequisite before attempting enrol in a course. 

Students requiring special permission to take non-Health Sciences courses should contact the department offering the course. If/when permission is granted, the department should forward a notice of permission to our office via email (shsinfo@uwo.ca) to be noted on your academic record. To enrol in the course, you will need to call the helpline at 519-661-2100 when your online registration appointment opens.

If you receive an error message when registering for a course, be sure to check the prerequisite in the Academic Calendar and the course notes in the online timetable for an explanation. It is very important to check the notes and prerequisites when you receive an error message.


Antirequisites are listed in the  Academic Calendar under course descriptions. It is important not to take antirequisite courses as you can’t receive academic credit for courses with similar content. You need to be especially careful with courses such as HS 3801B (if you haven’t completed it yet), as it’s considered an antirequisite to all other statistics courses at the 2000 level or above.

Note: When there is an anti-requisite listed, you cannot take that course instead of the Health Sciences course.

Degree Requirements

It is important to be sure you have completed all the essay courses and breadth requirements for your degree. You have already all completed your Category ‘A’ (first year health sciences courses) and ‘C’ (first year Biology courses) but you may still need your Category ‘B’ which is 1.0 course credits and/or your 2.0 essay courses (of which 1.0 must be at the 2000-level or higher but which does not necessarily need to be in Health Studies).

Module Update - Honors Specialization in Health Promotion

HS 3290A/B has been withdrawn from the University’s course offerings and replaced with HS 3240A/B. Students in the Honors Specialization in Health Promotion who have not yet taken HS 3290A/B should take HS 3240A/B instead. The module has beeen formally updated in the Academic Calendar.

Health Sciences 2244

Because Health Sciences 2244 is Cross-listed with Women’s Studies 2244, students in Health Sciences modules can use Health Sciences 2244 as a Category B course towards their breadth requirements for graduation.

New Courses Offerings

The School of Health Studies is excited to offer several new course options for the current academic year. For a list of Special Topics courses, please visit our Course Outlines page.


HS 2110A/B: Resilience and the Creation of Wellbeing

Personal resilience is widely recognized to be a cornerstone of wellbeing, and is considered essential to success in environments ranging from schools to workplaces. In this interdisciplinary course, we study “good vs poor” mental health, cultivation of resilience, creation and maintenance of wellbeing, and living well with compromised mental health.This course is open to both Health Sciences students and students from outside the faculty.


HS 3624A/B: Social Determinants of Mental Health

In this course, we will discuss the interplay between social and personal determinants of mental health. We will also discuss the interrelatedness of mental disorder, social inequity, and both trauma and adversity in childhood.

HS 3910F/G: Fundamentals of Academic Communication in the Health Sciences

Students will be introduced to a variety of practices in communicating health information in academic and applied settings. Topics include critical appraisal in evidence-based practice, effective proposal preparation, poster presentations, and the practice of preparing brief but informative speeches.

CSD 3317: Human Rhythms

Scheduled to run in Fall 2019, the undergraduate course CSD 3317, Human Rhythms, is designed to introduce beginners to working with physiological data recorded from humans. Students are taught the basics of working with signals in the classroom, which is immediately followed by a hands-on laboratory where non-coders are introduced to using the programming language MatLab to display, manipulate, and analyze human data. Example data will include brain activity (EEG), heart and muscle activity (ECG and EMG), and even the human voice. For more information and the preliminary course syllabus, please visit the course website.


HS 4504F/G: Global Health: Inequality, Therapeutic Citizenship, and the Desire to Help

This course provides an introduction to key areas of concern and debate in Global Health, with a topical emphasis on the ways in which ever-changing cultural, political, and economic relations impact on our lines of vision, as well as to the ‘fit’ of particular health strategies within specific locales.

Assistance with Course Registration

If you require help with the course registration process, please consult the Office of the Registrar’s website, as well as their YouTube channel, which features step-by-step video guides to registration.

If you encounter any technical difficulties with registration, you may contact the Registration Helpline at 519-661-2100.

Second Year Registration Information

Typical Second-Year Course Loads

Please ensure that you’ve checked your adjudication comments (View My Grades -- Grade Report) so you know which module you’re registered in for the current academic year. You can find requirements for each Health Sciences program on our Programs pages.

As a general rule, students can follow these guidelines for building their upper-year timetables.

NOTE: These guidelines are for students who are enrolled exclusively in Health Sciences modules, and are not applicable to students who are enrolled in multiple modules, e.g. double majors.

For students in a Health Sciences Major:

  • Take 2.0 Health Sciences credits per year (years 2, 3 and 4) to achieve 6.0 credit Major
  • Take 3.0 electives per year to complete degree requirements

For students in a Health Sciences Specialization or Honors Specialization:

  • Take 3.0 Health Sciences credits per year (years 2, 3 and 4) to achieve 9.0 credit Specialization/Honors Specialization
  • Take 2.0 electives per year to complete degree requirements.

Required 2000-Level Courses

All Health Sciences modules require the following 2000 level courses:

While you are not required to take all of the above courses in your second year, they are recommended and some act as prerequisite courses for 3000- and 4000- level courses. Please review your module and the  Academic Calendar for further information.

Third and Fourth Year Registration Information

Independent Study and Practicum Courses

Independent Study and Practicum courses are available only to honors module students in years 4 (or 5) of the Health Studies program. Information regarding these course options, including links to the applications that are required to be completed and submitted to our office, is available on the Practicum and Independent Study page.

Returning Students (5th Year) Who Have Already Graduated

Students who have already graduated but are returning to take additional courses should reference the notes section of the online timetable. It is important to know that a variety of 3000- and 4000-level Health Studies courses will not be available until priorities lift on July 19.

Special students can expect to receive a registration appointment time between late June and early July. This is to ensure students who haven't yet graduated are able to obtain spaces in the courses they require for graduation.


When contacting the SHS office regarding course registration, please:

  • Email shsinfo@uwo.ca from your "UWO" email account
    • Include your student number in the email
  • Call 519-661-4119
    • Call to inquire about drop-in counselling hours
  • Visit the School of Health Studies office
    • HSB Room 222