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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Earn college credits while preparing for a health sciences career.

This program was formerly known as "General Arts and Science – Health Profile."

If you know you want to work in health sciences but aren’t sure of your career path, this program may be ideal for you.

Pathways to success

This program is ideal for those who know they want to work in health sciences, but aren’t sure which career path is right for them, or are currently underprepared for other health sciences programs. There’s a strong focus on academic advising to support your success, and you’ll be introduced to a range of possible career paths in the health sciences field.

What you'll gain

Through this program, you’ll prepare for further study by gaining the necessary background knowledge in biology, chemistry, mathematics and anatomy and physiology. Some of the college credits you’ll earn are transferable to other programs at Sheridan and may be accepted at other colleges as well.

Transfer opportunities

When you've completed this program, you can transfer to the University Profile or apply to university or one of these Sheridan programs: Animal Care, Fundamentals of Fitness Leadership, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, Community Pharmacy Assistant, Veterinary Technician, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Athletic Therapy.

Articulation Agreement

Students who complete this program under its former name (General Arts and Science – Health Profile), should consult the General Arts and Science – Health Profile Articulation Agreement.

The Articulation Agreement below applies only to students enrolled in the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program, starting at Sheridan in September 2016 or later:

Applicants who do not possess the necessary admission requirements for Applied Health programs (Athletic Therapy, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Fitness Leadership, Community Pharmacy Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Animal Care, Veterinary Technician and Practical Nursing) at Sheridan who complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program will be granted admission, contingent on space in the program (in the semester that they are applying for), if they

  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0; and
  • A minimum of B grades in all their math and science courses.

Where space is not available in the semester for which an applicant has applied and the applicant meets all the requirements of this agreement, admission to a later intake of the program will be granted.

Applicants from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program must also complete all other pre-admission requirements for their chosen programs, such as criminal record checks, immunization documentation, etc., listed in the program admission requirements. All applicants to the Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technician, and Pharmacy Technician programs must also take the HOAE (Health Occupation Aptitude Exam) pre-admission test. Taking the HOAE is a requirement to meet the terms of the articulation. However, admission to the program is not contingent on test results at this time.

Prospective students should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for registration, such as English language proficiency in the program for which this transfer process is being applied.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Certificate

    • Full-Time
    • 1 yr (2 semesters)
    • Program code: PPHSS