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 21 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.

2018 Registration Dates

  • Second Year - July 12-15
  • Third Year - July 3-6
  • Fourth Year - June 20-23

Note: Students are assigned registration times at random.

Prerequisites and Course Restrictions

Only courses listed in the online timetable are being offered during the 2018-19 academic year. 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).

Health Sciences 2000A/B - Highway to Health

With the exception of students from other programs with a Health Sciences minor, no Health Studies student may use this course towards their module. The other non-core required 2000-level courses offered – HS 2045A, HS2090B, and HS2200B – may be used toward module requirements.

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 will be formally updated in the Academic Calendar.

New Courses Offerings

The School of Health Studies is excited to offer several new course options for the 2018-19 academic year:


Women and Health – HS 2244

Cross-listed with Women’s Studies 2244, this course provides an overview of historical, social, economic, political and biological influences on women's health. Using a feminist perspective, both experiential and theoretically based knowledge will be explored through the process of critical reflection.

Prerequisites: Minimum of 60% in each of HS 1001A/B and HS 1002A/B; registration in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Antirequisites: Women's Studies 2244


Health in a Global Context – HS 3090A/B

Cross-listed with Nursing 3310A/B, this course will extend students' knowledge and skills related to information literacy and knowledge acquisition skills necessary for health-related professional practice. Through active learning, students will determine appropriate knowledge sources for practice.

Prerequisites: Minimum of 60% in each of HS 1001A/B and HS 1002A/B; registration in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Antirequisites: HS 3250A/B

Introduction to Health Informatics – HS 3093F/G

Cross-listed with Nursing 2240F/G, this course will extend students' knowledge and skills related to information literacy and knowledge acquisition skills necessary for health-related professional practice. Through active learning, students will determine appropriate knowledge sources for practice.

Prerequisites: Minimum of 60% in each of HS 1001A/B and HS 1002A/B; registration in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

Health Sciences in Practice – HS 3995B

** As of September 2019, this course will be a prerequisite for any students wishing to enroll in a Health Sciences practicum. Students planning to return for a fifth year and planning to enroll in a practicum during that year must take this course.**

This course is intended to enhance self-awareness and professionalism through the acquisition of problem solving, presentation, clinical, and transferable skills in a professional context. Students will gain experience and cultivate stronger career pathways through Community Engaged Learning projects, and acquire tangible skills to excel in the field of health studies and allied health.

Prerequisites: Completion of 2nd year in the School of Health Studies with a minimum average of 70%

Antirequisites: Kinesiology 3895A/B

Extra information: This course will prepare students in pursuing the 4th year practica courses.

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 21.

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