Health Professions at UofT
The University of Toronto programs described below are all "second entry" programs that require at least one year of university education prior to application to the program. They will provide either an undergraduate or graduate degree. Pharmacy (B.Sc. Pharm) requires at least one year of university education. Radiation Sciences (B.Sc. Rad.Sci) and Nursing (B.Sc.N) require at least two years or 10 full course credits. Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Dentistry require at least three years (15 full course credits). Speech Language Pathology (M.H.Sc. in Speech Language Pathology), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy requires a four year Bachelors degree (20 full course credits).
All the programs require students to have taken at least one course in the humanities or social sciences and one or two courses in Life Sciences. Students from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The coherence of the undergraduate educational program and communication skills are important factors. Requirements are subject to change therefore it is essential to consult the admissions office for each program for more details. Each university has its own specific requirements for admission to health science professional programs which may differ significantly from those at the University of Toronto.
Minimum one year or 5 credits
Students must have a minimum cumulative university average of 65% and the following prerequisite courses: English (OAC 1), Biology (OAC or University), Physics (OAC or University), Chemistry (University equivalent to U of T CHM 137Y/135Y), Calculus (University Equivalent to U of T MAT135Y), and two full year equivalents from different subject areas in Humanities and/or Social Science (one at the OAC level and one at the University level).
Minimum two years or 10 credits
Nursing B.Sc.N.: one full course equivalents in life or physical sciences, one full course in human physiology or its equivalent, one full course or equivalent in the humanities, one full course or equivalent in the social sciences and one-half course in statistics.
Radiation Sciences (Nuclear Medicine and Radiography) combined B.Sc.(Rad.Sci)/Diploma University of Toronto and The Michener Institute for Health Science Technology (An additional stream in Radiation Therapy is being considered). Full courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology. A course in statistics is desirable.
Minimum three years or 15 credits
Dentistry D.D.S. At least two full course equivalents in Life Sciences and at least one full course equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences.
Medicine. M.D. At least two full course equivalents in Life Sciences and at least one full course equivalent in Humanities or Social Sciences.
Minimum four year BSc
Speech Language Pathology: Applicants to the professional M.H.Sc. program must have completed the equivalent of a four year university undergraduate degree with courses in the following four areas: one half-course in child development; one full-course in general linguistics; one full-course in elementary statistics; and one full-course in human physiology. In addition, candidates must meet the entry requirements of the school of graduate studies.
Occupational Therapy. (OT) full courses in Psychology and Sociology or Anthropology, a half-course in Developmental Psychology, and a half course in Research Design and Analysis or Statistics. Biology at the introductory university level (or equivalent at the senior high school level) is also required. Physiology is being considered as a requirement for 2000/2001.
Physical Therapy At least two full course equivalents in Life Sciences (one full course must be a human/vertebrate physiology course), one Social Science, Humanities or Language course, and one half course in Statistics. A Life Science or Physical Education stream is the most common background.