Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences provides students with an understanding of the complexities of public health and health sciences through a focus on individuals, communities, and organizations.

Our Gerontology courses and programs will allow students to understand the needs and issues facing older adults, aging throughout the course of life, the impact of aging on populations and society, as well as the impact of society on people as they age. Students will understand the individual and societal influences on aging and their importance to health and well-being. 

Our graduate programs will ensure students emerge as professionals and health researchers who will contribute to the enhancement of the overall health of Canadians.

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The application intake for the September 2019 is now CLOSED! The next intake is September 2020 and we will begin to accept applications in November. Click below for more details!

*Preference will be given to applicants who have completed statistics and research methods courses*

Click here to learn how to apply to our Master of Public Health program



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Department of Health Sciences Fall 2019 Newsletter
The Department of Health Sciences Fall 2019 Newsletter is now published.
Lakehead University is receiving more than $380,000 for research partnership development
Some of these projects will establish a network of collaborative campus-based “living laboratories” to examine issues of importance to people and... full story
Employment Opportunity - Research Assistant/Associate, Research Institute for Enhancing the Prevention of Injury & Disability
Dr. Lindsay Galway - Flipping Online Learning in Public Health Graduate Education