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Pre-Health Programs at Ontario Colleges

Starting your medical career with Pre-Health Sciences

Ontario college health programs are extremely competitive and have a challenging curriculum. Many students find they need to do some prep work before they’re ready to apply to one of these programs to make sure they have the knowledge and skills needed to be successful. If this is the case for you, prehealth programs at Ontario colleges can help give you the competitive edge you need.

If a health-related career is where your future lies and you want to ensure your success with a prehealth program, here’s what you need to know. More

Pre-Health Courses

Ontario college pre-health programs often have different goals, though all are related to preparing students for careers in the health and medical industry. The different program specialties may include:

  • Improving language skills. Some pre-health programs have the specific intent of helping ESL students improve their language skills, with a focus on working in a medical career.
  • Meeting program requirements. Pre-health programs help students improve their fundamental knowledge in chemistry, biology, math and physics so they can meet admission requirements for the health and medical programs in which they are interested.
  • Choosing a career path. Many students have an interest in the health and medical field but don’t know exactly what career path to choose. Pre-health programs expose them to a number of options, so they can choose the one right for them.

General Pre-Health Program Requirements

Pre-health programs at Ontario colleges require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, which includes a grade 12 English credit and a senior math credit. Senior science credits, such as those in biology, chemistry or physics, may also be required.

It’s important to note that successful completion of a pre-health program does not necessarily guarantee admittance into a health or medical diploma or degree program. Typically, students need to maintain a specific grade point average and apply to their program choices to be considered.

Pre-Health Jobs and Salaries

Pre-health programs are generally used as a stepping stone into diploma or degree programs necessary for starting a career in the health industry. Graduates of these programs have a unique advantage in their continuing education, having already gathered practical knowledge and training.

Ontario Colleges Offering Pre-Health Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of pre-health programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCE OPTION FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCE OPTION


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: GHS
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCE OPTION FLEMING PETERBOROUGH OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCE OPTION


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: GHS
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH OPTION CONESTOGA DOON WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH OPTION


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1306
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH OPTION CONESTOGA DOON OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH OPTION


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1306
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH PREP ONLINE DURHAM DISTANCE EDUCATION CLOSED Full Time 2015 - May Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH PREP ONLINE


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GASO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH PROFILE SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH PROFILE


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PGASH
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH PROFILE SHERIDAN DAVIS (BRAMPTON) OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - HEALTH PROFILE


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: PGASH
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - PRE-HEALTH SCIENCES ALGONQUIN PEMBROKE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - PRE-HEALTH SCIENCES


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1438H01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - PRE-HEALTH SCIENCES ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - PRE-HEALTH SCIENCES


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1438H01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: Yes
Notes:

Highly Competitive: Number Of Qualified Applicants Exceeds Program Capacity. Applications Received After Feb 1 Are Applicants Placed On Wait List. Students In The Gas Program Will Receive A Certificate On Successful Completion Of Year One Or May Continue Their Studies In Second Year To Obtain A Diploma.

Show details General Arts and Science - Pre-Nursing ALGONQUIN PEMBROKE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

General Arts and Science - Pre-Nursing


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1438N01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - PRE-NURSING ALGONQUIN WOODROFFE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE - PRE-NURSING


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 1438N01F
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Students In General Arts & Science Will Receive A Certificate On Successful Completion Of Year One, And May Continue In A Second Year To Obtain A Diploma.

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE HEALTH PREP - ONLINE DURHAM DISTANCE EDUCATION OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE HEALTH PREP - ONLINE


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GASO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE HEALTH PREP - ONLINE DURHAM DISTANCE EDUCATION OPEN Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE HEALTH PREP - ONLINE


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GASO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE HEALTH PREP - ONLINE DURHAM DISTANCE EDUCATION OPEN Full Time 2016 - May Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE HEALTH PREP - ONLINE


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: GASO
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE-HEALTH AND SCIENCE PROFILE HUMBER NORTH WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

GENERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE-HEALTH AND SCIENCE PROFILE


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 09061
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Health Care Administration ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON CLOSED Full Time 2015 - May Visit

Health Care Administration


  • Program Length: 10 MONTHS
  • Program Code: 0985
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Health Care Administration ST. LAWRENCE KINGSTON WAITLISTED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

Health Care Administration


  • Program Length: 18 MONTHS
  • Program Code: 0985
  • Credential: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-DIPLOMA
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEALTH FOUNDATIONS NO DIRECT ENTRY - ALTERNATE OFFER ONLY CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

HEALTH FOUNDATIONS NO DIRECT ENTRY - ALTERNATE OFFER ONLY


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 9310
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details HEALTH FOUNDATIONS NO DIRECT ENTRY - ALTERNATE OFFER ONLY CENTENNIAL MORNINGSIDE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Jan Visit

HEALTH FOUNDATIONS NO DIRECT ENTRY - ALTERNATE OFFER ONLY


  • Program Length: 2 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 9310
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details INDIGENOUS PRE-HEALTH STUDIES CANADORE COLLEGE DRIVE OPEN Full Time 2015 - Sep Visit

INDIGENOUS PRE-HEALTH STUDIES


  • Program Length: 1 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: 010227
  • Credential: CERTIFICATE
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
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