Health Foundations: Certificate
The Health Foundations program provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to continue studies in the health care field. Students who successfully complete the program may, through a competitive declaration process, continue through the final three (3) years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing programs, or other undergraduate programs at KPU or elsewhere.
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
As this is a limited-intake program, admission will be determined by the date of qualification.
On 24 October 2016 a change to the admission requirements for this program was approved by Senate. Effective September 2017 "To ensure a pathway is available for specific student populations in the Certificate in Health Foundations, the following program reserves are in place for each intake: 3 seats for graduates of the KPU Health Care Assistant Program, 3 seats for graduates of the KPU Health Unit Coordinator Program, 3 seats for self-declared Aboriginal students as declared in the application for admission. The reserved seats that are not offered to the specific student populations in the admission selection will be offered to the general pool of Health Foundation applicants. The overall number of offers of admission will be maintained." This change will appear in the 2017-18 University Calendar to be published in June 2017.
The Certificate in Health Foundations requires the completion of the following 32 credits.
|ANTH 1100||Social & Cultural Anthropology||3 credits|
|BIOL 1160||Anatomy and Physiology I||4 credits|
|BIOL 1260||Anatomy and Physiology II||4 credits|
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3 credits|
|HEAL 1100||Mental Wellness and Communication||3 credits|
|HEAL 1150||Personal Care Skills: Lab I||3 credits|
|HEAL 1180||Introduction to Health Research||3 credits|
|HSCI 1115||Introduction to Health Science||3 credits|
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes||3 credits|
|SOCI 1125||Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures||3 credits|
Note: Effective 1 Sep 2017 the HEAL courses listed above will be assessed at Tuition Category 2.a.5
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Health Foundations.
At a Glance
Faculty of Health
- Limited intake
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