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Faculty of Health Sciences

Explore career options

According to the British Columbia Labour Market Outlook (2018 Edition), employment in health related occupations are projected to make up the largest percentage of total job openings in BC over the next 10 years. Growing opportunities in health occupations are due to the need to replace retiring workers, and a result of the expansion of the health system in response to the growing medical needs of an aging population. 

With a health credential from UFV, you will be provided with the education and training to excel in high-demand health professions. 

Note that some occupations require additional specialized training. Want to know more about the options below? Explore career profiles with WorkBC

Careers in kinesiology

  • Kinesiologist
  • Athletic therapist
  • Recreational therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical educator/teacher
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Health and wellness program coordinator 
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Nutritionist 
  • Registered massage therapists 
  • Chiropractor 
  • Coach
  • Occupational wellness specialist

Careers as a registered nurse

  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Speciality Nursing Practice
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Home Health Nursing
  • Residential care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing

Careers as a licensed practical nurse

  • Acute care nursing
  • Home health nursing
  • Residential care nursing

Careers in certified health care

  • Residential care aide
  • Acute care aide
  • Home support aide

Careers in certified dental assisting

  • Certified dental assistant
  • Dental office manager
  • Public health

Dental Speciality Offices

  • Oral surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Endodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics

UFV health sciences can take you further

  • Health compliance officer
  • Occupational health and safety advisor
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Nurse practitioner 
  • Disability management specialist
  • Health program coordinator 
  • Researcher
  • Physician 
  • Nutritionist 
  • Health policy analyst 
  • Public health officer
  • Health informatics 
  • Post-secondary instructor
  • Hospital administrator 

At Clayburn Dental, we are constantly impressed with the level of expertise we see in UFV trained Certified Dental Assistant students. UFV students have become the standard we use to compare all applicants and we find over and over again that it is the UFV graduates that best meet our needs.

  • – Hilary Friesen
  •    Regional Practice Manager, Clayburn Dental