Programs Requiring Prior University Study

The following programs lead to a degree, and require you to complete some university study before you apply.

To find programs that require you to complete some college study before you apply, view Collaborative University and College Programs.

6 Prior Study Programs

Health Information Management

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Health Administration | Part Time: Degree Completion | Recognized by the Canadian Health Information Management Association.

Is it for you?
Do you want to take on a management role in a health-care information setting? Translate your diploma or degree into a bachelor of health administration. Gain a thorough understanding of the Canadian health-care system and the skills managers need to be successful leaders. The final practicum course provides an opportunity to put this knowledge to use in a health-care environment.

Distinctive learning
Part-time study; practicum seminars; independent research; leadership speaker series; evening classes; online and distance learning; modular weekend courses.

After graduation
Pursue career opportunities in health information management departments; health facilities and community-based or government agencies in the fields of information collection, storage, processing, analysis and communication; health-care planning, research and service evaluation. Or, apply for a master’s degree in health administration, health information management, public health or business; the Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders; or professional credentials through membership in the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), and/or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Health Services Management

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Health Administration | Part Time: Degree Completion | Certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Is it for you?
Do you want to improve your career options by turning your health-related diploma into a degree? This program can help you develop business acumen and gain the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complex and dynamic world of health care. Use your accumulated knowledge in the field during the practicum course. Explore topics such as program planning and evaluation, communication, strategy, human resources and financial management.

Distinctive learning
Part-time study; practicum seminars; research project with a health organization; speaker series; evening classes; online and distance learning; modular weekend courses.

After graduation
Acquire the skills necessary to be a manager in hospitals and other health organizations. Pursue a master of public health, master of health administration, master of business administration and/or the Certified Health Executive (CHE™) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Occupational Health and Safety (for university graduates)

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Applied Science | Two-Year Option for University Graduates | Full Time |

Is it for you?
Create the safest possible workplaces in the only university program of its kind in Canada. Help prevent injury and illness by anticipating, evaluating and controlling physical, biological, chemical and other hazards. Draw on specialized knowledge to develop and implement initiatives that improve health, safety and well-being in work environments across every sector.

Distinctive learning
Co-operative education option with paid work experience; laboratory testing and analysis; workplace visits; presentations and seminars; independent research project.

After graduation
Achieve board certifications or professional designations such as Canadian registered safety professional, registered occupational hygienist, certified industrial hygienist or certified safety professional and improve health and safety. Impact a variety of areas such as manufacturing, education, transportation, forestry; law enforcement, construction and trade; health and safety evaluation, training and monitoring services; health and safety consultation, occupational hygiene; senior-level policy or program management. Pursue further education in areas such as industrial hygiene, disability management or ergonomics.

Public Health and Safety (for university graduates)

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Applied Science | Two-Year Option for University Graduates | Full Time | Accredited by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.

Is it for you?
Protect the health of populations in the workplace, neighbourhoods, cities, countries or internationally. Focus on public health protection and disease prevention and draw on specialized knowledge to develop and implement initiatives that improve health, safety and well-being.

Distinctive learning
Co-operative education option with paid work experience; laboratory testing and analysis; site visits; presentations and seminars; independent research project.

After graduation
Become certified as a public health inspector, if desired, and pursue progressive opportunities: government public health agencies; inspector, environmental health officer; field epidemiologist, communicable disease investigator; private sector employment in food safety and quality; business and non-profit health education and promotion. Pursue further education in areas such as epidemiology, international health, health administration or health promotion and education.

Social Work

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Social Work | Advanced Standing to Third Year | Part-Time | Accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

Is it for you?
Understand how processes of marginalization and oppression shape people’s experiences and access to resources, power, and social and health services. Transform practice by promoting social justice in work with individuals, groups, communities, organizations, institutions and beyond.

Distinctive learning
Includes 840 hours of field experience through placements at local or international organizations; community and faculty projects; experiential learning to integrate theory and practice.

After graduation
As a skilled advocate and collaborator, work to advance social justice and equity for individuals, families, groups and communities in fields such as child and youth welfare; immigrant and settlement services, social action groups; community, health and social services, non-profit organizations; research; education and policy analysis, in Canada and internationally. Pursue a master of social work (MSW) or a master’s degree in other areas such as early childhood studies, immigration and settlement studies or public policy and administration at Ryerson.

Urban and Regional Planning (for university graduates)

Ryerson University

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning | Two-Year Post-Baccalaureate | Full Time | Recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI). Accredited by the Professional Standards Board (PSB).

Is it for you?
Guide the operation and promote the growth of communities. Understand land-use concepts and strategies to create and implement plans that develop and enhance regional, urban, suburban and rural communities. Advise on planning decisions related to social, economic, environmental, cultural, land development, transportation and other issues.

Distinctive learning
Drafting and computer skills in studio practice; developing solutions to urban design and planning problems; student consulting teamwork; week-long field trips; international exchange program.

After graduation
Address the complex needs, structures and rules of communities through progressive opportunities in a municipal or provincial government; in private real estate development, finance or retail; in a community social service or volunteer agency, legal firm; as a technical analyst, researcher, program and policy developer; as a political adviser, educator or planner in private practice. Pursue a master of planning in urban development at Ryerson.