Faculty | Health Sciences | Undergraduate

Career Options for Graduates


The Health Sciences program was designed to produce a specific kind of knowledge worker relevant to the increasingly interdisciplinary modern workplace.  Graduates are armed not just with factual knowledge and skills, but also with a wide-ranging and global perspective and the ability to identify and broker different forms of knowledge tangentially and directly related to the study of health.

Our graduates have three paths before them: professional schools (medical school, dentistry school, etc), post-graduate studies or direct entry into the workplace.  Those following the latter path have many career options before them, such as:

  • Environmental health officer
  • Health promotion consultant
  • Health counsellor
  • Addiction counsellor
  • Community worker
  • Physical activity coordinator
  • Project manager
  • Registray manager
  • Research manager or assistant
  • Etc

Those wishing to pursue post-graduate studies similarly have many options, either at the University of Ottawa or elsewhere, such as:

  • Health Systems (M.Sc.)
  • Health Administration (M.H.A.)
  • Cellular and Molecular Medicine (M.Sc./Ph.D.)
  • Epidemiology (M.Sc.)
  • Population Health Risk Assessment and Management (Graduate Certificate)
  • Population Health (Ph.D.)
  • Human Kinetics (M.A./M.Sc., Ph.D.)
  • Physiotherapy (M.Sc.)
  • Occupational Therapy (M.Sc.)
  • Audiology (M.Sc.)
  • Speech Language Pathology (M.Sc.)
  • Program Evaluation (Graduate Certificate)