Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology
Keep in mind:
- The Bachelor's and Master's dual degree programs in Health Sciences have been designed for bilingual students.
- Admission to a dual FAST-track degree program does not guarantee entry into the master's program. An 85% average must be maintained during the first three years. A language test and the CASPer test must also be completed during the third year. Capacity is limited and some applicants who meet all the requirements may not be accepted.
- The first three years of the program are a condensed version of the bachelor's degree. No master's courses will be given during this period. For more details on the courses, please refer to the course sequence.
- Dual FAST-track degree programs include a practical component to apply the professional program. Programs are not offered in CO-OP format.
Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences
The Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences program is defined by its integrative approach for studying health. Students are provided with a foundational biosciences core, research analytical skills training in a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies within a broader interdisciplinary context of the social and environmental determinants of health. This unique academic approach allows students to discover innovative ways to examine, measure and unravel complex health problems at all life stages, in Canada and around the world.
Future health professionals will be challenged to understand biological, environmental and social factors, both in isolation and as interactive health determinants. The curriculum contains a research methodologies core to provide students with applied, quantitative and qualitative transferrable skills for post-graduate training or employment.
Graduates will be well-prepared to undertake health related MSc programs or pursue careers in public or private health agencies, non-governmental health organizations or in community health programs. Students are provided with the necessary foundation for further studies in medicine, rehabilitation studies, dentistry or pharmacy. Our interdisciplinary focus enhances the quality and maturity of future clinicians and health professionals
Master of Health Sciences Speech-Language Pathology
The Faculty of Health Sciences' Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program is a graduate level program leading to the Master of Health Sciences (MSc) degree in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. It offers specialized training in the field of communication disorders and aims to train competent health professionals to meet the needs of the Francophone population of Ontario and, more broadly, the needs of Francophone communities in the bilingual and multicultural Canadian context.
The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program offers two streams of graduate study: audiology and speech-language pathology.
The speech-language pathology stream of the program aims to train professionals who have expertise in the field of normal development of human communication and who evaluate and treat disorders of speech, language and oropharyngeal function. Speech-language pathologists work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, schools, and rehabilitation centers. They work with preschool and school aged children as well as with adolescents, adults, and seniors. Their professional activities include testing, assessment, counseling, managing care, rehabilitation, training, consulting with other professionals, research, teaching and administration.
The curriculum follows the standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP-ASLP.)
Admission to the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program is limited. The program is structured over two years (24 consecutive months) and includes six mandatory terms of full-time study, including clinical placements. Clinical placements may be held in hospitals, school boards, and rehabilitation centers, private clinics and other settings.