A graduate degree in health sciences and allied health disciplines provides advanced knowledge and speciality expertise in health sciences and allied health practice. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings and a variety of advanced practice roles in professions distinct from medicine, dentistry and nursing. A graduate degree in either health sciences or allied health disciplines also provides a path to a teaching career.
Graduate Health Degree Options
Masters in Health Sciences or Allied Health - is a specialized degree appropriate for those who want to develop advanced knowledge in one area of health sciences or allied health or for those who have management aspirations. Also open to individuals with a relevant Bachelor's degree who seek to transition from one career into the health sciences and allied health fields
PhD Health Sciences or Allied Health - appropriate for those who want to earn an advanced degree in the health fields with a view to pursuing a research or teaching career
Graduate Health Diplomas/Certificates - supplements an already established area of expertise in health sciences or allied health or adds value to a previously earned Bachelor's or graduate degree in a different, but related discipline. Is designed to provide students with a specialized knowledge that is less extensive than a Master's or PhD in health sciences or allied health
Areas of Graduate Health Specialization
Health Sciences - bioengineering, biomedical science, medical physics, medical radiation, and nuclear medicine
Allied Health - clinical psychology, diagnostic medical sonography, exercise physiology, kinesiotherapy, medical dosimetry, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, optometry, orthotics and prosthetics, physical therapy and physiotherapy, radiation therapy, radiogaphy, rehabilitation counselling, respiratory therapy, speech-language pathology, and ultrasound
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