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Health Foundations: Certificate

All intakes for this program have been postponed indefinitely.


The Health Foundations program provides the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to continue studies in the health care field. Students who successfully complete the program may, through a competitive declaration process, continue through the final three (3) years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing programs, or other undergraduate programs at KPU or elsewhere.

Note that admission to the Faculty of Health for the Health Foundations program does not guarantee registration in particular courses. Students intending to complete the Health Foundations Certificate and proceed into either the Nursing program or the Psychiatric Nursing program must declare that intention and then be evaluated based on the stated admission requirements for those programs.

Admission Requirements

The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.

Curricular Requirements

The Certificate in Health Foundations requires the completion of the following 32 credits.

  ANTH 1100 Social & Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
  BIOL 1160 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credits
  BIOL 1260 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
  ENGL 1100 Introduction to University Writing 3 credits
  HEAL 1100 Mental Wellness and Communication 3 credits
  HEAL 1150 Personal Care Skills: Lab I 3 credits
  HEAL 1180 Introduction to Health Research 3 credits
  HSCI 1115 Introduction to Health Science 3 credits
  PSYC 1100 Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes 3 credits
  SOCI 1125 Introduction to Society: Processes and Structures 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Health Foundations.

At a Glance

Faculty of Health

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Certificate

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January
  • Summer Intake (May)  May

Intake Type:

  • Open Intake  Open intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 32

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2016

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 19-Sep-2018

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