Explore Lakehead's Health & Behavioural Sciences Programs

Students Learning in Nursing Lab

Lakehead University offers a number of programs within the Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences for you to explore based on your interests and career aspirations in the field of health sciences. Learn how you can shape the future of human health and well-being through Lakehead's Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, which features programs in: Nursing, Kinesiology, Psychology, Gerontology, and Social Work.

Experiential Learning

Our hands-on approach to learning will allow you to gain practical experience in our simulation labs, clinical skills practice labs, field work, clinical placements and co-op placements to complement your theoretical learning and research. From working with children in schools as a Kinesiology student to providing care as a Nursing student in a third world country, at Lakehead we embrace you putting theory into practice.

Community Partnerships

Strong partnerships with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, located a stone's throw from our Thunder Bay campus, and other health-related community partners ensures you are exposed to the health care setting during your studies. As a research-driven faculty, professors and students closely interact to provide educational programming to meet the constantly changing demands of the Canadian health care sector.

Learn more about the Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences

Meet Exceptional Students and Alumni

Ariel Pelletier
Ariel Pelletier, from Ottawa, chose Lakehead's Kinesiology program for its small class sizes, supportive faculty, the variety of placement opportunities, as well as the fact that the program integrates theoretical and practical components. "I had the opportunity to complete practicums within the physiotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and athletic therapy settings..." Read more about Ariel.

Kristen Kowlessar
Kristen Kowlessar, from Thunder Bay, joined the student association Psi Chi, through which she's met other Psychology students with similar interests and goals. "By attending a small university like Lakehead, I have been able to get to know my professors and have a learning experience that is second to none..." Read more about Kristen.


Program Offerings within the Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences

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Many of our graduates have continued their education and upon graduation entered into a broad range of health care and service-related professions. These include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Registered Social Worker
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Teacher
  • Entrepreneur



Apply Today

The application deadline for Ontario High School students to apply for Fall 2018 is January 17, 2018. To apply, please visit the Ontario Universities' Application Centre. We look forward to receiving your application!