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Careers in Global Health

The Faculty of Health’s newest degree program, the Global Health BA/BSc, began in September 2014. Global Health students will graduate with an understanding and knowledge of global health architecture, comparative health systems, health information and communication technology, challenges of community empowerment in resource-poor settings, the nature, dynamics and impact of international migration on human resources for health, and health care financing and health sector reform across cultures and countries. Students will also acquire valuable career experience from a practicum in their fourth year working in the field with academic institutions and NGOs in Canada or overseas.

Career options for graduates include policy development, health systems administration and management, education, research, community outreach, community healthcare planning, infectious disease management, program planning and evaluation. Employers include local health agencies, hospitals, government, the private and non-profit sectors, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) locally, in Canada and overseas. The Global Health degree can also serve as a pre-professional degree for programs such as medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, health law and health administration or relevant graduate degrees.


  • Global Health Policy Analyst
  • Health Systems Planner
  • Clinic manager/administration – community health
  • Health educator/health promoter – chronic diseases, communicable diseases, maternal/child wellbeing
  • Health researcher
  • Community health worker
  • Community development – environmental health, sustainable water, housing
  • Information specialist
  • Systems integration specialist

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For more information about this degree, visit the Global Health program website.