Intakes for this program have been postponed indefinitely.
The Health Foundations program provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to continue studies in the health care field. Students who successfully complete the program may, through a competitive declaration process, continue through the final three (3) years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing programs, or other undergraduate programs at KPU or elsewhere.
Note that admission to the Faculty of Health for the Health Foundations program does not guarantee registration in particular courses. Students intending to complete the Health Foundations Certificate and proceed into either the Nursing program or the Psychiatric Nursing program must declare that intention and then be evaluated based on the stated admission requirements for those programs.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/health
Department's website: kpu.ca/health/foundations
In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:
- English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B; or an undergraduate English course with a minimum grade of C+
- Anatomy & Physiology 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B; or an undergraduate Biology course with a minimum grade of C+
- Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B; or an undergraduate Chemistry course with a minimum grade of C+
- Level D1 as defined in the Mathematics Alternatives Table; or an undergraduate Math course with a minimum grade of C+
Meeting the above criteria does not guarantee admission into the program. Admission selection will be based on the highest admission average of the above required courses.
The Certificate in Health Foundations requires the completion of the following 32 credits.
|ANTH 1100||Social & Cultural Anthropology||3|
|BIOL 1160||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 1260||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3|
|HEAL 1100||Mental Wellness and Communication||3|
|HEAL 1150||Personal Care Skills: Lab 1||3|
|HEAL 1180||Introduction to Health Research||3|
|HSCI 1115||Introduction to Health Science||3|
|PSYC 1100||Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes||3|
|SOCI 1125||Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Health Foundations.
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