Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Health Sciences

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, OL has a Health Sciences program that can start you on your journey.

While you can choose from many OL 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.

Start your journey today!

Estimated Program Costs

For domestic students, estimated costs for most Health Sciences programs are listed here. If your program is not listed, contact Student Services.

OL Health Sciences Programs

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

Before Registering or Applying

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.

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.

Financial Assistance

You can apply for financial assistance if you meet specific place of residence requirements. See Student Awards & Financial Support.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

If you have applied for or been admitted to an OL 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. Feel free to contact Student Services if you have any questions about the program application process, Health Sciences programs and courses or any of the services available to you as an online student.