Health and Human Services is a large and growing field. Programs are offered in this field at UFV and elsewhere in disciplines such as nursing, social work, dental hygiene, kinesiology, early childhood education, and child and youth care. The certificate program will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the challenges and opportunities available in this demanding and dynamic field.
Health and Human Services students enter at the Grade 11 level and complete both secondary school and a one-year UFV Health and Human Services certificate over two and a half years.
Health and Human Services students enter at the Grade 11 level and complete both high school and a one-year UFV Health and Human Services certificate over two and a half years. See Abbotsford School District Career Programs for high school admissions requirements.
The Health and Human Services certificate is two and a half years in duration and is completed in a full-time capacity.
In addition to the courses listed below, students are also encouraged to complete the entrance requirements for any subsequent programs they may wish to take.
Introduction to Reading, Writing, and Study Skills
Introduction to the Health and Human Services Field
Interpersonal Communications for Human Services
Contemporary Health Issues
Introduction to Disabilities
Introduction to Computers and Digital Technologies
Introduction to Psychology I
or CMNS 125
Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
Introduction to Aging and Working with Older Adults
Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV.
Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV's Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).