School of Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Pre-Health Studies

1 year Ontario College Certificate

Prepare for further college studies or your future career in the health sciences sector in our unique culture-based program.


This program will prepare you to meet the challenges of post-secondary education while you gain a solid understanding of Indigenous history and culture, as well as vital science and math skills.

What You Learn

  • Technical math
  • Chemistry
  • Human biology
  • Culture and heritage
  • Introduction to Ojibwe or Cree
  • Mathematic applications
  • Student success strategies: Ingwamazin/Aagamezii
  • Identity and the Indigenous psyche
  • Social justice and Indigenous societies
  • Wellness

OSSD or equivalent

Semester 1

IPS 100 Culture and Heritage
OJI 100 Introduction to Ojibwe
MTH 092 Mathematic Applications and Indigenous Knowledge
IPS 130 Student Success Strategies: Ingwamazin/Aagamezii
CHM 105 Introductory Chemistry
BIO 098 Human Biology I

Semester 2

IPS 210 Identity and the Indigenous Psyche
IPS 230 Social Justice and Indigenous Societies
OJI 200 Introduction to Ojibwe
IPS 110 Wellness
CHM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry
BIO 109 Human Biology II
MTH 138 Pre-Health Math II
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 2849.02 $1055 - - $3904.02
1 1424.5 $581 - - $2005.51

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Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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