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Pre-Health Science Program (A102)-2013-2014

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Pre-Health Science Program (A102)

PROGRAMPre-Health Science Program
SCHOOLSchool of Work and College Preparation
LOCATIONSt James Campus
DURATION1 year (2 semesters)
STARTING MONTHSeptember, January, May
CERTIFICATIONOntario College Certificate
YEAR OF STUDY2013-2014

The Pre-Health Science program will prepare students to perform at a level that will assist them in gaining entry to a Health Sciences program at George Brown College, including Practical Nursing. It also gives students a basic understanding of social sciences and human relations, to help them relate to people at college in further studies and at work in health care institutions or with health care providers. Throughout this program, students study biology, chemistry and physics. Other courses include applied math, communications and computer literacy.

Full Program Descriptions


Pre-programs are post-secondary certificate programs that offer students the opportunity to take courses for career exploration or to qualify for further study. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers and built-in advising and supports, the pre-programs help students strengthen their academic skills and prepare for further coursework.


The Pre-Health Science program at George Brown College prepares students academically for future study in many Health Sciences programs through setting a foundation in core mathematics and science courses and providing an overview of the health-care industry. Upon completion of the program, our students have a variety of options, including Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Fitness and Health Promotion, Orthotics/Prosthetics, Medical Office Administration, Hearing Instrument Specialist and Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, among others.

Today’s health-care employers are looking for skilled workers to address a critical labour shortage in the industry. Pre-Health Science provides students with practical training, confidence building and communication skills needed to excel in many health-care programs and future careers in the field. Through classroom and hands-on study, students explore careers in the health sciences/services sector, including those in health-care institutions or with health-care providers. Students also gain a basic understanding of social sciences and human relations – essential skills for the field of health sciences.

Career development, academic advising and student success services will support career exploration and other academic needs of all Pre-Health Science students. 
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Part Time Study Options  

Some Health Sciences and English courses are offered part-time through Continuing Education at George Brown College. However, Pre-Health Science is not a part-time program. Please visit for more information on part-time studies.

Course Outline

Required Courses 



Principles in Biology


Introductory Chemistry


Computer Skills and Applications


English Skills



English Skills ESL


Applied Mathematics I


Personal and Career Development for the Health-Care Field




Principles in Anatomy and Physiology


Chemistry for Health Sciences


Physics for Health Sciences


College English


Applied Mathematics II


Speaking with Confidence


General Education Elective

For detailed course outlines click here.

For a list of General Education Electives click here.


Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

In addition to preparing students for gaining entry to Health Science programs at post-secondary institutions, the Pre-Health Science program provides a direct path to the following programs at George Brown College: Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, Fitness and Health Promotion and Office Administration – Medical.

Each of these programs reserves a number of seats per intake for Pre-Health Science graduates who meet certain conditions (such as a minimum program GPA or minimum grades in specific courses) upon graduation from Pre-Health Science.

Students who intend to apply to any other post-secondary program at George Brown College or at another institution should check the admission requirements for the program. Graduates of Pre-Health Science may also apply for elective credit and exemptions for courses in those programs.

Tuition and Fees


$3,297.00 *

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2012. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2013 and at later dates.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

School of Work & College Preparation Admission Requirements and Fees 2013-2014


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Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

The School of Work and College Preparation provides applicants and students access to a Pathway Advisor and a Student Success Specialist.

The Pathway Advisor provides students with information about upgrading options, pre-programs and articulation agreements, and helps facilitate the transition into further post-secondary programs.

For more information, please contact Christine Ovcaric at 416-415-5000, ext. 2562, e-mail or visit

The Student Success Specialist assists students to meet their academic and career goals by providing general and personalized success strategies, peer learning groups and college-wide resources.

For more information, please contact Katrina Kieley at 416-415-5000, ext. 6298 or e-mail

Returning students who have been removed from this program due to academic penalties must write an appeal letter if they re-apply.


Contact the Program Advisor at 416-415-5000, ext. 2562.


For updated information and course descriptions, visit or call 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.


George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.