Health Sciences programs only are listed here. Social work programs are now in the Education and Social Work program area of this website. The Health Care Assistant Certificate and Return to Registered Nurse Practice Certificate programs are now in the Nursing program area.
Whether you want to enter the field of health care directly after graduation or use your education to help advance your career, we have a Health Sciences program that can start you on your journey.
Choose from many Open Learning and TRU courses to fulfill your program requirements. You can also access post-secondary courses from other institutions and transfer them to your OL program. See BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) to explore your options.
Plan ahead and make the most of your Health Sciences credential. Our Program Advisors help you choose courses that can later be applied toward another program, either at OL or elsewhere.
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If you are a domestic student, estimated costs (tuition and fees) for most Health Sciences programs are listed here. If you are an international student and/or your program is not listed, please contact us. Be aware that your actual costs may vary.
|Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate||College|
|Medical Laboratory Assistant National Certificate||College|
|Anesthesia Assistant Post-Diploma||College|
|Pre-Health Science Certificate||College|
|Bachelor of Health Science||University|
|Transition Courses: Health||Non-credit|
Before you register for a course or apply for a program, please do the following. Read about distance education and course delivery formats. Look at the program descriptions, which state the admission requirements (if any) and residency requirements. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the course descriptions, too. Note the estimated program costs, learn about student awards and financial support, and consider how you can fund your education.
If you are interested in the scientific application of technology to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated disorders, see TRU Respiratory Therapy.
Awards and Financial Support
You can apply for financial support if you meet specific place of residence requirements. If you are a full-time program student, you may be eligible to apply for an award, scholarship, bursary or grant, depending on the program. See Student Awards & Financial Support.
If you have applied for or been admitted to a Health Sciences program, you may be eligible, in some programs, for credit based on an assessment of your prior learning. PLAR allows you to earn academic credits for knowledge, training and skills gained through work and life experience.
We’re with you at every step of your educational journey! Please contact us iwith your questions about Open Learning, student awards and financial support, the program application process, Health Sciences programs and courses or the many services available to you as an Open Learning student.