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Allied Health Sciences - Bridge

Degree Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Location Online
Start dates September
Length Four years (part-time)
Program load Part-time
OUAC code DHA
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Admission Requirements: An Ontario college diploma or Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) with a minimum B- average in an allied health discipline.


General information

Expand your previous education and experience in a flexible and research intensive environment. This program builds on the education foundation obtained from your diploma, and develops as in-depth knowledge in health sciences and the theory base required for further studies or careers in a range of health disciplines. 

Additionally, you may choose to structure your elective courses to study in other program areas such as public health or adult education.

This program is available entirely online, making it easier to create academic schedules to accommodate full-time employment.


Additional information

Faculty of Health Sciences website
Pathways website

Admission requirements

An Ontario college or Ontario college advanced diploma in one of the programs listed below with a minimum low-70s average:

  • Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate) presented concurrently with a college diploma or university degree
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Biotechnology - Advanced
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Management
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nursing (RPN and RN)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA)
  • Opticianry
  • Paramedicine
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Radiation Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy

This program is only available to graduates of public Ontario colleges (or equivalent).

Note: Admission is competitive. Regardless of educational background, all applicants to undergraduate programs must have specific prerequisite subject knowledge for their intended program of study. The specific average or standing required for admission will vary from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria, including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Bridge requirements

Once you have completed the bridge courses with a minimum C+ grade in each course, you will proceed into the four-year BAHSc program. In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 19 courses toward your 40 course BAHSc degree.
Last year's cut-off 70 per cent
Expected cut-off Low 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our Pathways applicant page.

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Academic Writing: Perspectives in Health
  • Ethics
  • Health Policy and Process
  • Mathematical Reasoning in Health Sciences
  • Research Methods for Health Care Professionals
  • Social Determinants of Health

The full program map is available on the Faculty of Health Sciences website. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Career opportunities

This program will prepare allied health professionals to fill leadership and teaching positions in the evolving health-care system. You will be highly skilled to pursue leadership, management and administrative positions in a variety of organizations including:

  • government agencies
  • hospitals
  • insurance companies
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • private health and wellness clubs
  • public health agencies
  • universities and colleges
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