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Public Health, B.P.H.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
By drawing on skills from different disciplines, within the Public Health program offered by the University of Waterloo you’ll learn how to develop health policies that work and health messages that hit home.
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Overview

In your final year, you’ll complete a thesis, an independent study, or a community engagement placement.

With a Bachelor of Public Health degree offered by the University of Waterloo, whether you take the co-op stream or not you’ll be equipped to make important contributions to society, whether it’s developing healthy eating campaigns for teenagers, improving social services for seniors in your community, or researching ways to control infectious diseases.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Health & wellness coordinator
  • Rehabilitation & mental health assistant
  • Community advocate
  • Public health analyst
  • Health & safety student officer
  • Health promotions & events assistant
  • Corporate events coordinator
  • Residential/vocational assistant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Public Health Ethics
  • Health Communication
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Health Policy
  • Foundations of Human Anatomy and Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We recommend completing the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Any 4U English (minimum final grade of 75% is required)
  • Any 4U Mathematics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35300 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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