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CAREER PATHWAYS Wilfred Laurier University Health Sciences
Purpose of this Pathway The purpose of the university pathway is for me to get the post-secondary education I need to become a doctor. I will take the health sciences program so I can get into a specialized school. There are many courses that I would take to ensure that I get to where I want to be. The health sciences department’s goal is to give its students the approach to study through a combination of biology, chemistry, psychology, math, and applied health courses.
Health Sciences Program This program is about understanding the complexity of wellness and illness, and it will prepare me for more specialized education so I can get a job as a specialized doctor. It will give me the training to contribute to the health-care industry in Canada.
How the System Works (how long does it take, who runs it, can you live there, how do you pay for it) This course takes 4 years to complete. In the health sciences program you must have 20 credits and get above a 6.0 GPA (grade point average) The head of the Sciences department is Paul Jessop, PhD. And the coordinator of the health sciences department is J. Richard Elliott, PhD.
How Can I Pay for This? To pay for my post-secondary education I am getting it partially paid for by my parents, but I will have to apply for student loans, work summer jobs and pay it off once I start my actual career. Financial aid: There is a full range of scholarships and bursaries. Bursaries are a maximum of $2000 and don’t need to be repaid. You can apply to OSAP for a student loan(Ontario Student Assistance Program) roughly half of the students receive loans. Also students may apply for Canada Study Grants, based on financial standing and Academic merits. OSAP Loans are interest free Repayment begins 6 months later It helps students whose families have a lower income get an education Health Sciences & Kinesiology Scholarships PercentageAmount $ %$5,000 (includes President's Gold $3,000) %$2, %$1,000
Living at Laurier Costs $4160- $6760 for a standard room (depending on the type, and number of roommates) Meal plans can cost from $1200-$3659 There are multiple different types of residences available at Laurier: Dormitory and apartment style rooms (available in doubles and singles) There are 1 men's residence, 2 women's residences, and 13 co-ed residences. Perks of living in residence are : Free internet, roommate requests, laundry, study floors, and lounges All first year students who submit applications on time will receive a room, Students with an average above 90% get to choose what type of room they want.
Courses I Would Take Because I am going into a very specific program, there are not that many elective course options available for me. Presently I have no idea what electives that I want to take There are many required courses in the health sciences program such as: – Health Issues, Unifying Life Processes, Psychology, and Calculus for the Natural Sciences. These all need to be taken in the first year of university. – I would also take biology and chemistry courses, maybe kinesiology courses.
Types of Opportunities or Training There are co-op opportunities for second and third year students in the health sciences program It gives them the chance to experience working in the health field, and it is generally in the summer for 10 weeks Generally students complete 2 programs by the end of their fourth year. Students may also apply for a management option, to learn about running a business, and understanding how it operates It gets you 10-half credit courses that go towards the 20 total in the health sciences program
Accreditation (what you get when you graduate) After graduating I will receive a Honours BSc (bachelor of Science) This degree is crucial if I want to apply to any specialized programs.
Entrance requirements (high school courses and other experiences etc.) You are required to take Ontario Secondary School Prerequisites: -One of ENG4U, ETS4U, EWC4U at 60%; (all types of English courses) -MHF4U(advanced functions), SBI4U (biology) and SCH4U (chemistry), each above 60%. -A combined minimum average of 75% is required in the math and science courses
Application process (how do I get there) To apply for Laurier you have to go through OUAC, which you will apply to in your senior year of high school. The application form will be sent from your high school to OUAC. Final and mid-term marks are collected from your high school and sent to OUAC. you are limited to a maximum of three program choices at any one university Contacting the OUAC Inquiries Applicant Services: Access the Online Application: 101/ Mailing Address Ontario Universities’ Application Centre 170 Research Lane Guelph ON N1G 5E2 All fees are listed in Canadian dollars. Base Application Fee $130 For the initial three university/program choices. International Service Fee $10 If the mailing address is outside of Canada. Additional Choice Fee $44 (each extra university/program choice after 3)
Approximate Cost of Education/Training There are many costs of attending a university (per year)this is an example of what it would cost me. Tuition- $5214 Books- $900 Incidental fees- $971 Meal Plan-$1200-$3780 Residence -$4641 (double, dorm style) Personal- $2400 Total (approximate)- $17906 But there are also other things that have to be taken into account such as like travel, clothing, transportation, emergencies and also the OUAC application cost. I am doing a 4 year program, so I have to multiply the total cost by 4.$71624
Employment Opportunities After Completion There are many opportunities for jobs after the completion of this program, but almost all require further training, so this course opens up a large variety of training opportunities in the health sciences department. Some examples of careers that I could pursue with more training is: Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Dentist, Pharmacist, and a medical doctor. The program prepares me for professional school admission tests and other health related fields.