Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Health Sciences

PLEASE NOTE: All Open Learning Social Work programs are now located under the Education and Social Work area of study.

Program nameLevel
Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate College
Medical Laboratory Assistant National Certificate College
Anesthesia Assistant Post-Diploma College
Polysomnography Certificate College
Pre-Health Science Certificate College
Bachelor of Health Science University
Transition Courses: Health Non-credit

When you are admitted to a program, you are assigned a TRU-OL program advisor who will answer your questions and provide you with a program plan to guide you through your studies.

Students who plan to complete a credential with TRU credential through Open Learning must complete and submit a Program Admission form.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants must have a proficiency in English at a level suitable to the course or program of study for which they are applying. Students who have English as a second language may be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. Refer to detailed information about the English proficiency requirement. Please note that some courses may require higher levels of proficiency (such as for the HEAL courses and certain partnership agreements).

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Earn academic credits for knowledge, training and skills you have gained through work and life experience.

Residency Requirements

Most TRU programs offered through Open Learning have residency requirements as specified in the program descriptions. Residency requirements are the number of TRU-OL courses or credits that students must complete to graduate from a TRU program offered through Open Learning. 


Individual course descriptions are provided for all programs offered. Before registering, read through the information about distance education provided on this website. It examines various topics to assist students to start and continue successfully as distance learners.

For those students interested in the scientific application of technology in order to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated disorders, please visit the TRU Respiratory Therapy web page.

Course Delivery Formats

Refer to information about TRU-OL course delivery formats, which includes requirements for web-based courses.