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Certificate in Pathways to Health Professions

Introducing our Certificate In Pathways to Health Professions

Looking to demonstrate your early commitment to the health care profession? The U of T Scarborough’s Certificate in Pathways to Health Professions is designed to prepare you for career success and provide a competitive advantage. 

As a student in the Health Sciences stream, you have the opportunity to complete this certificate while you earn your Honours Bachelor of Science degree.  This unique certification will expand your knowledge and cultivate skills like leadership, communication, equity, and critical thinking—areas that are essential in health care. You’ll also have the opportunity for hands-on experience through paid co-op terms with some of the region’s top hospitals, companies, and research institutes, such as SickKids, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University Health Network (UHN), and Baycrest.

All students who graduate in the U of T Scarborough Health Sciences Stream will receive a Hons BSc and the Certificate in Pathways to Health Professions. At this time, this certification is only open to domestic students coming directly from high school.



Community-Engaged Learning


Professional Development

Provides a rich learning experience grounded in the principles and practice of inclusive, integrated health and social medicine.

Expand your knowledge and cultivate skills like leadership, communication, equity, and critical thinking—areas that are essential in health care.

Health Professions Certificate Courses

These are some of the over 80 courses available within the certificate in pathways to health professions:

Complex Systems, Structures and Settings

  • Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture & Language
  • Culture, Mental Illness, & Psychiatry
  • The Anthropology of Life Itself
  • Biomedical Anthropology
  • Global Health Policy Analysis
  • Geographies of Disease
  • Health Policy & Health Systems
  • Special Topics in Health Studies, Topics in Allied Health Professions
  • Politics of Health Policy in Canada
  • Comparative Health Policy Systems
  • Planetary Health
  • The Politics of Care, Self-Care & Mutual Aid
  • Global Health Governance
    Economics of Health Care

Cultures, Communities and Care

  • Introduction to Anthropology, Becoming Human
  • Gender & Sexualities
  • Anthropology and Psychology
  • Medical Anthropology:
    Illness and Healing in Cultural Perspective
  • Social Planning & Community Development
  • Health & Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Introduction to Interdisciplinary Disability Studies
  • Global Disability Studies
  • Afrocentrism & the Health of Black Communities
  • Cross-Cultural Social Psychology
  • Foundations in Community Psychology
  • Community & Applied Social Psychology
  • Social Inequality
  • Special topics in Race and Ethnicity
  • Indigenous Health
  • Intersections of Inequality

Critical and Creative Thinking

  • Contemporary Human Evolution & Variation
  • Medical Anthropology: Biological and Demographic Perspectives
  • Deconstructing Epidemics
  • Ethnographic Methods in Anthropology:
    Past, Present & Future
  • An Introduction to Bias in Sciences
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Computer Science I
  • Persuasive Writing & Community-Engaged Learning
  • Health Research Methodologies
  • Methods in Arts-Based Health Research
  • The Magic of Numbers
  • Beginnings of Mathematics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Reasoning Under Uncertainty
  • Law, Justice & Rights
  • Computers in Psychological Research: Advanced Topics
  • Psychology of Imagination
  • Statistics I
  • An Introduction to Probability
  • Introduction to Applied Probability
  • Critical Race & Black Feminist Theories

Communication and Leadership

  • Equity & Diversity in the Arts
  • Education for the Allied Health Professions
  • Management Communications
  • Scientific Communication in Psychology