Public Health

Our program will prepare you to deal with emerging issues in public health that affect local and international communities, and will provide you with a highly sought-after specialization.

Our program focuses on individual, community and population health and wellness with an emphasis on health promotion, health administration, health policy and health programming and evaluation.

You’ll learn about the biological, social and environmental determinants of important health issues and explore disease prevention and health promotion strategies. You’ll study emerging diseases and chronic health issues in both developing and developed countries. Your skills may be applied to developing public health programs and policies; planning, implementing and managing disease prevention and health promotion programs; or conducting health research.

You may also have the opportunity to participate in our one-of-a-kind Interprofessional Education for Quality Improvement Program (I-EQIP). Visit to learn more.

  • Bachelor of Public Health

Expected cut-off: low 80s

Career outcomes

  • Health promoter
  • Health and safety manager
  • Health services administrator
  • Physician
  • Wellness consultant

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)
  • One of Biology (SBI4U) or Chemistry (SCH4U)

Recommended subjects

  • 12M Science (SNC4M) or Exercise Science (PSE4U) or Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U)
  • One 3U math