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Bachelor of Applied Science

Bachelor of Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Program Benefits

 Build Your Career Foundation

The three majors offered lay solid foundations in both theoretical and applied skills for your future career(s) in human health and development and beyond.

 Achieve Professional Recognition

AHN graduates can apply for dietetic internships – the next step to becoming Registered Dietitians. CSTU graduates are immediately eligible to become Registered Early Childhood Educators.

 Gain Hands-On Experience

AHN and CSTU/FSHD offer opportunities for field placements and guaranteed practicum placements in your field, respectively.

 Join The Legacy

Become part of a community of students trained to make the world a better place since 1903.

Career Pathways

The hands-on experience and knowledge acquired through these programs and study of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of human development and behaviour will help prepare you for a diverse range of careers involved in improving the health and well-being of others at all stages of life. Many graduates go on to become dietitians, youth and social workers, and more listed below.

Potential career pathways for AHN graduates:

  • Food Industry Consultant
  • Health Coach
  • Nutrition Manager
  • Private Practice
  • Public Health
  • Registered Dietitian*
  • Research
  • Secondary School Teaching*

Potential career pathways for CSTU graduates:

  • Child and Youth Work*
  • Community-based Services
  • Counselling or Social Work*
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary School Teaching*
  • Mental Health Services
  • Occupational Therapy*
  • Speech and Language Pathology*

Potential career pathways for FSHD graduates:

  • Adult or Parent Education
  • Community-based Services
  • Counselling or Social Work*
  • Occupational Therapy*
  • Secondary School Teaching*
  • Sexuality Education
  • Speech and Language Pathology*
  • Working with Older Adults

*Careers which require further education/training

Megan Coghill, Bachelor of Applied Science, Child Studies

 I was drawn to Child Studies because it offers many opportunities to gain practical experience through practicums. It was amazing to be able to earn my undergraduate degree and become a registered early childhood educator at the same time.  

Megan Coghill
Bachelor of Applied Science, Child Studies

Why Bachelor of Applied Science?

Improve Health and Well-Being Outcomes

Practical skills and real-world experience in Applied Science enables you to develop careers that are impact-focused and drive positive change.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Whether at a global scale or in local communities, Applied Science provides the unique skills and experience to give you an edge in the competitive job market and improve.

By the Numbers

  • Three Specialized Majors to select from based on your pathway
  • Over 100 Hours of Practicums and Placements
  • Ranked #1 in Student Satisfaction by Maclean’s Canadian Comprehensive University Rankings 2020

Program Statistics

Bachelor of Applied Science (BASC)
Specialized Majors
100+ hours
Practicums and Placements
in student satisfaction - Maclean's Canadian Comprehensive University Rankings 2020

Program Information

1Human DevelopmentFRHD*10100.50
1Couple and Family RelationshipsFRHD*10200.50
1Genetics and SocietyMBG*1000 0.50
1Introduction to NutritionNUTR*10100.50
1Introduction to PsychologyPSYC*10000.50
2Infant DevelopmentFRHD*22600.50
2Understanding FoodsHTM*27000.50


For more information about the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) program, please visit our 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

Last updated: December 2, 2022 11:27 EST