Health Studies

Understand the complex factors that influence physical, mental and social health and well bring. Challenge yourself to think critically about health in relation to social justice, politics and culture. Your courses will explore both the social and the physical determinants of health, approaches to health promotion, public health, epidemiology and program evaluation. Take advantage of the mini-stream in Exercise, Disability and Aging that provides students with an opportunity for hands-on internships. 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Major / Medial / Minor in Health Studies
Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science are admitted into Arts or Science, but the focus is on a common first year.
High school prerequisites from Ontario include English 4U; Biology 4U is also recommended. Check the Queen's Viewbook for requirements from outside of Ontario. Recommended first year courses: HLTH 101*/3.0 (*mandatory), HLTH 102/3.0 and PSYC 100/6.0.

Program Highlights

In addition to innovative, engaging, lecture-based learning the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies offer unique course opportunities. The Program Design and Evaluation course allows students to take health theory out of the classroom and work with community partners on real-life projects. Professors encourage inquiry-based learning with a series of research courses that build from Research Methods, to a Research Internship in a research lab or program, to a fourth-year Honours Thesisor Project.

Critical thinking about the many dimensions of health, emphasizing equity and community involvement.

Possible Career Paths

Healthcare & Medicine

  • Anatomy
  • Bioethics
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Gerontology
  • Epidemiology

Business & Education

  • Corrections
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Health and Public Administration Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Human Resources
  • International Development Law
  • Social Work
  • Global Health
  • Fundraising and Event Management

Support for Success

Academic & Intellectual Health

  • Adaptive Technologies
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Academic Success Services
  • Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
  • Learning Commons

Career & Professional Health

  • Career Services
  • AMS

Emotional & Mental Health

  • Peer Support Worker
  • Student Wellness Services

Personal & Physical Health

  • Student Wellness Services
  • Athletics & Recreation

Social & Interpersonal Health

  • Queen's Legal Aid
  • Residence Life
  • Rector
  • AMS
  • Student Experience Office

Socio Cultural & Spiritual Health

  • Cross Cultural Counsellor
  • Outreach Counsellor
  • Aboriginal Student Centre
  • Student Community Relations
  • Chaplain