Honours BA Health Administration

The Honours Health Administration program consists of 20 credits, of which no more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 14.0 credits within Health Administration. Students must complete all required courses (7.5 credits) from the Health Studies and Leadership categories, plus a minimum of 1.5 additional Health Administration credits, and 5.0 credits from either of Conestoga's post-graduate certificates in Human Resources Management or Community and Social Service Management.

All students in the program must successfully complete the Foundations curriculum: BF190, BF199, BF290, and BF299.

Required Heath Studies Courses (5.5 credits)
HS101 - Physical Determinants of Health
HS200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS201 - Canadian Health Care Systems
HS220 - Epidemiology and Public Health
HS227/SOJE227 - Aging: Realities and Myths
HS233/CC233/OL233 - Introduction to Social Science Research Methods
HS321 - Health Program Evaluation
HS322 - Health Policy
HS402* - Health Studies Practicum
HS408 - Power, Politics and Health

Required Leadership Courses (2.0 credits)
MB200/OL200 - Communication Skills for Leadership
OL140 - Leadership Foundations
OL224 - Organizational Leadership
OL340 - Leadership, Culture and Change

Additional Health Administration Courses (minimum of 1.5 credits):
In choosing from the following list of optional courses, students should be aware that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.

HR100 - Human Rights and Human Diversity
HR261 (with CSL) - Multiculturalism
HS203 - Disease and Society
HS219/HR219 - Critical Disabilities Studies
HS250 - Medicalization
HS302 - Issues in Mental Health
HS303 - Environment and Health
HS305 - Development of the Health Professions
HS307 - Child and Youth Health
HS314 - Health Promotion
HS329/HR329 - Global Health and Social Justice
HS331 - Gerontology
HS344 - Health and Gender
HS347 - The Body
HS401* - Current Developments in Health Studies
HS405 - Special Topics in Health
HS410 - Death and Dying
HS411 - Critical Perspectives on Sexuality, Health and Society
HS412 - Directed Studies
OL251 - Workplace Diversity in the 21st Century
OL325 - Public Sector Organizations
OL365 - Influence, Persuasion and Negotiation
OL370 - Power and Governance in Organizations

Plus completion of Conestoga College certificate program (5.0 Credits)
See Program Note 1

Additional Information
Program Notes

  1. Students in the Honours Health Administration program must specialize in Human Resources Management or Community and Social Services Management through an articulation agreement with Conestoga College. Under this agreement, students who have successfully completed 10.0 credits including OL224 (or equivalent), with at least a 5.0 GPA in these courses shall be eligible to enroll, normally during the third year of full-time study, in one of these post-degree/post-diploma programs through Conestoga College. Students completing these courses with an average of 70% or better will receive 5.0 senior credits as follows:
    Human Resources Management: 1.0 200 level credit of OL, 1.0 200 level WORK credit, 1.5 200 level HR credit, 1.0 300 level HR credit, 0.5 credit HR300.
    Community and Social Services Management: 
    1.0 200 level OL credit, 0.5 300 level OL credit, 1.0 200 level SEJ credit, 1.5 300 level HR credit, 0.5 credit HR3000.5 credit HR305.
  2. Refer to the University Undergraduate Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  3. Students completing the honours program in Health Administration are excluded from completing the Honours Community Health and the Honours Leadership programs, the minor in Community Health as well as the Management Option. Students may declare a minor in Leadership.