NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the planned move to hybrid delivery of the PHSO program is deferred to fall of 2021. PHSO continues to be a fully online program for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas (online option) is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a health sciences career at the college level while seeking flexibility in their learning. The online pathway is an asynchronous, online version of the Pre-Health Science Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas certificate. Course content is delivered online with in-person labs completed at the Oshawa campus. In-person labs run on Saturday mornings and early afternoons.
During in-person labs students have an opportunity to connect with their peers, expert instructors, and experience the hands-on, small group learning health sciences demands. Graduates of this pathway also develop the technology competencies required of many college health science programs. Independent study is required and students considering this program should have strong time management and organizational skills.
This two-semester program supports students as they familiarize themselves with college life and college workload. Students also earn post-secondary credits that can be transferred to other health sciences or science-related programs. Students develop the communications, mathematics, and core sciences foundation necessary for success in many college health science programs such as:
- Practical Nursing
- Dental Assistant
- Dental Hygiene
- Occupational Therapist Assistant
- Physiotherapist Assistant