The Aboriginal Health major in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program prepares students for non-clinical work and graduate study in the field of Aboriginal Health.
Students in this exciting program work to become creative, skilled, culturally competent, committed, and passionate about creating a more inclusive, equitable society for all. You will learn about historical and contemporary causes for health inequities in areas such as water and food security, diabetes, addiction, and mental wellness; and have the opportunity to learn about traditional Indigenous teachings and contemporary perspectives by engaging with Elders, knowledge keepers, health care professionals, and other Indigenous peoples. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a community setting by engaging in a practicum in partnership with rural and urban Indigenous communities.
Major topics in the Aboriginal Health major include traditional Indigenous health concepts, creating healthy communities, preventing disease, creating and evaluating health programs, and conducting health research. The knowledge you develop will be transferable to organizations and communities as they respond to critical health issues facing Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians.