Health Science Programs

The University of Saskatchewan offers students one of the broadest arrays of health science programs in Canada and provides a strong foundation for undergraduate and graduate courses. 

The College of Dentistry trains oral health professionals to provide high-quality care to the people of Saskatchewan. The college is the only USask school to offer direct patient care with more than 15,000 visits to the Student Dental Clinic each year. In addition to the main USask campus, the college also offers off-campus clinical training in La Ronge, Regina and Prince Albert for students enrolled in the Dental Therapy program. The college is a leader in dental education, engagement and professional support, and its research advances clinical and scientific knowledge. A commitment to inclusive community care champions respectful, patient-focused oral health, particularly among individuals and groups where age, culture, geography, or socio-economic factors may influence access to care.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine/Master of Business Administration (DMD/MBA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Dentistry
  • International Dental Degree Program
  • Dental Assisting Certificate
  • Dental Therapy (BSc)
  • Dental Hygiene (BSc)
  • Precision and Systemic Oral Health (MSc)
  • Precision and Systemic Oral Health (PhD)

From a cellular level to daily life to Olympic feats of performance excellence, human beings are bodies in motion. Kinesiology may be simply defined as the ‘study of human movement’, but the College of Kinesiology strives for much more, leading and inspiring individuals and communities to better understand and apply physical activity, sport, and recreation to enhance health and well-being. The College of Kinesiology has a vibrant research culture that explores the role of physical activity, movement, and sport in: Indigenous wellness; health aging and management of chronic conditions;cChild and youth health and development; and human performance.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Kinesiology
  • Combined Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The College of Medicine is a leader in improving the health and well-being of the people of Saskatchewan and the world. As a socially accountable organization, we improve health through innovative and interdisciplinary research and education, leadership, community engagement, and the development of culturally competent, skilled clinicians and biomedical scientists. Collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships with Indigenous peoples and communities are central to our mission.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Postgraduate Medical Education (medical residency programs)
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program
  • Community Health and Epidemiology Graduate Program
  • Health Sciences Graduate Program

Jointly delivered Biomedical Sciences (BMSC) undergraduate programs with the USask College of Arts and Science:

  • Bachelor of Science (BMSC) in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
  • PBachelor of Science (BMSC) in Biomedical Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Science (BMSC) in Biomedical Foundations (three-year degree)
  • Bachelor of Science (BMSC) in Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (BMSC) in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

Established in 1938, the College of Nursing is a world leader in educating nurses in interprofessional health care, research, practice, innovation, capacity building and policy development. Through the creation and integration of knowledge from research, education and practice, the College of Nursing aims to strengthen nursing, health and the health care system.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSN) in Nursing
  • Post-Degree Bachelor of Science (PDBSN) in Nursing
  • Master of Nursing (MN): Professional Practice and Thesis
  • Master of Nursing Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition develops skilled and caring pharmacy and nutrition professionals and scientists. Their objective is to create knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, outreach and engagement that will improve the health of individuals and communities. Faculty, students and staff aspire to learn, discover and share knowledge in pharmacy and nutrition that advances the health of the people of Saskatchewan and beyond. 

Programs:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nutrition
  • Master of Clinical Pharmacy (MCP)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacy 
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Nutrition 
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nutrition

The School of Public Health offers unique and innovative training opportunities exclusively to graduate students, with the aim of educating and preparing public health professionals of the future for the constant evolution and challenges that await them in the field. Development of substantial and innovative public health research opportunities is a key goal for the school. Programs are designed to engage graduate students in interdisciplinary training, research and applied health practice opportunities

Programs:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Collaborative program in Biostatistics (MSc, PhD)
  • Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics program (MSc, PhD)
  • Epidemiology program (PhD)
  • Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Health & Wellbeing

The School of Rehabilitation Science is an academic unit within the College of Medicine that offers a Master of Physical Therapy program. The primary purpose of physical therapy is to prevent or alleviate movement dysfunction and to promote maximal physical independence and function. The school’s mission is excellence in physical therapy and rehabilitation science teaching, research, scholarship, and leadership to improve the quality of life and well-being for all people of Saskatchewan and beyond.

In addition to the education program, faculty are involved in a number of research areas including healthy aging, rural and remote practice, Indigenous peoples’ health, and the use of technology to enhance practice. Research outcomes have led to the development of community programs aimed at a better quality of life through improved physical function and activity.

Programs:

  • Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) serves as a centre of exceptional veterinary education, expertise and research for Western Canada. As part of its mission, the regional veterinary college contributes to research that focuses on food animals, companion animals, laboratory animals, wildlife and people. These fall under the disciplines of clinical and biomedical sciences, comparative medicine, livestock production and management, animal welfare, public health, One Health and environmental health.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Veterinary Microbiology
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Veterinary Pathology
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Field Epidemiology
  • Master of Veterinary Science (MVetSc) in Veterinary Pathology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Small Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Veterinary Microbiology
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Veterinary Pathology