Training the next generation of health science professionals
UFV's Faculty of Health Sciences plays a key role in educating the next generation of health care personnel at a time when there is greater demand than ever before and health service delivery models are shifting towards a model of care involving integrated health care team, self-management, and home support. In light of this shift, it is necessary to target illness prevention and management through programs that promote health education and disease prevention.
UFV offers a variety of paths to help you launch a career in Health Sciences:
- Three nursing tracks: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a diploma in Practical Nursing to prepare students to work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), and the LPN Access to BSN. The LPN Access BSN program serves as a bridge for students who are licensed practical nurses and are ready to enter directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
- A Bachelor's degree and a minor in Kinesiology: UFV Kinesiology graduates have gone on to be employed in a number of careers such as kinesiologist, fitness consultant, sport and fitness analyst, teacher, athletic trainer and therapist, physical and occupational therapist, and chiropractor.
- Stand-alone certification for training as a health care assistant and certified dental assistant.
Courses are designed to be multi-faceted to provide you with a well-rounded education that is buttressed by theory learned in the classroom, clinical experience in hospitals and community clinics, and hands-on work in UFV's state-of-the-art facilities using industry-standard equipment.