Health Studies

Health Studies (Policy, Management, Informatics) offers a broad perspective and teaches about all aspects of the health care system as well as about other factors, such as wealth and ethnicity, that influence the health of Canadians. Learning takes places not only in classroom settings but also through field placements. The faculty in the School are internationally recognized for their research and teaching.

Our program offers a tremendous amount of flexibility - students can specialize in one or more of: Health Management, eHealth/Health Informatics, and Health Policy. For instance a student can enter the health management stream and also complete the health informatics certificate during their 4 years of study. Students can also enroll in a general Honours Bachelor of Health Studies program that allows them to complete pre-med and other pre-health professional course requirements. In addition, students can do a double major or major-minor in conjunction with many other York programs.

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To assist new and returning undergraduate students with their back-to-school administrative needs, York University has launched a "Back-To-School" Resources page where you can find everything you need in one place.

The page will remain up until mid-September to help direct students to the services they most access during the first weeks back at school.

Financial Bursary for Students with Disability

Awards for students with disabilities are administered by Student Financial Services. The SFP must be submitted by January 19, 2018. A hardcopy of the Awards for Students with Disabilities 2017-2018 form (.pdf) along with the required supporting documentation, including a print out of the SFP, must be submitted by undergraduate students to Student Financial Services in the Bennett Centre for Student Services by October 15, 2017.

Current News

Dennis Raphael (Professor, School of Health Policy & Management)

Professor Dennis Raphael, in York University’s School of Health Policy and Management, Faulty of Health contributes to study showing research that calls for an end to the classification of obesity as a significant health issue. The research is based on two major research papers by former York Health Policy and Equity Masters students Stella Medvedyuk and Ahmednur Ali, lead authors on the paper.

Book launch: Professor and Chair, School of Health Policy & Management, Marina Morrow co-edits new book on social justice in mental health

York University Professor & School of Health Policy & Management Chair Marina Morrow

A new book co-edited by Marina Morrow, York University professor and Chair, School of Health Policy & Management, explores critical research approaches for social justice in the practice of mental health.