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Regulations effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
The MHS program is composed of a total of 33 credits (11 courses). Visit the MHS Program Regulations page for additional program information.
Students may choose from a course-based (below) or thesis-based route.
Course-based route: Students complete four core courses, five curriculum courses and two elective courses. Students may elect to complete one of three focus areas: Teaching Focus, Leadership Focus, or Health Research Focus.
The following courses apply to the course-based routes.
* MHST 601 is a pre-requisite to all courses in the MHS program, except MHST/NURS 603, to which it is a co-requisite. MHST 601 must be taken as the student's first course.
** MHST/NURS 603 is a co-requisite for all courses in the MHS program. It must be taken as the student's second course. It may be taken at the same time as 601, or at the same time as any other course in the program.
Students enrolled in the course-based routes must complete five of the following FHD graduate courses.
In addition to the core and curriculum courses, two electives are required in the course-based route. These electives may be completed prior to or concurrently with MHST/NURS 611. These elective courses may include: FHD graduate courses, as listed in the above table of curriculum courses; other Athabasca University graduate level courses; or pre-approved graduate courses from other universities (refer to Letter of Permission to Complete a Course at Another University).
A focus area is a subject concentration within your degree program. Students in the course-based route may elect to complete a focus area in Teaching, Leadership, or Health Research. Students must declare their selection by submitting a Faculty of Health Change of Program form.
The teaching focus includes: four core courses (MHST 601, MHST/NURS 603, MHST/NURS 609, MHST/NURS 611), three teaching focus courses (MHST/NURS 623, MHST/NURS 624, and MHST/NURS 625), two curriculum courses, and two elective courses.
The leadership focus includes: four core courses (MHST 601, MHST/NURS 603, MHST/NURS 609, MHST/NURS 611), three leadership focus courses (MHST/NURS 604, MHST/NURS 621, MHST/NURS 622), two curriculum courses, and two elective courses.
The health research focus includes: four core courses (MHST 601, MHST/NURS 603, MHST/NURS 609, MHST/NURS 611), three health research focus courses (MHST/NURS 610, MHST/NURS 712, MHST/NURS 713), two curriculum courses, and two elective courses.
This focus area is closed to students in the thesis route.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.
Updated by Student & Academic Services