A word from the director
The Honours Baccalaureate in Health Sciences program welcomed its first students in 2003 and now boasts more than 1,000 students with approximately 30% registered in the Francophone stream. The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the basics of health science and to the multiple factors and interrelationships of illnesses whether of physical, psychosocial or environmental nature.
Graduates of this program possess the knowledge and skills to work as research assistants, health promotion specialists, health policy analysts and data administrators for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. For those students who wish to pursue graduate studies, the program provides the prerequisites for professional health programs (medicine, physiotherapy, nursing, occupational therapy, audiology, speech therapy, etc.) as well as other programs such as epidemiology, physiology, biomedical engineering, health systems management, etc.
All our professors are experts in their given fields of research and they take interest in diverse health problems working together in an interdisciplinary context. This collaboration is one of the great strengths of our School. Careful to preserve its distinctive character and maintain a rich, stimulating and creative organizational culture, the ISHS is committed to training competent professionals, who wish to contribute in the most efficient way possible to the promotion and improvement of the health and wellbeing of individuals and of populations.
It is therefore with pleasure and a great deal of pride that I invite you to explore our Internet site to see what we are about and learn about the multiple projects and activities of our faculty members and our students.