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Pre-Professional Studies

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If you have the vision, determination, and passion to enter a profession such as medicine, law, or dentistry, The University of Winnipeg is the place for you! Our small class sizes, research opportunities, and strong reputation will give you the advantages you need when applying to your program of choice.

Many professional programs require the completion of some study before you apply for admission. UWinnipeg provides you with the preparatory courses needed to fulfil the admission requirements at other Canadian universities.


 

Pre-Chiropractic

The University of Winnipeg is an excellent place to fulfil the entrance requirements for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and other chiropractic schools. In order to apply to a Chiropractic school, you first need to complete a three-year degree (90 credit hours) - either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts.  Some specific courses are recommended; see the Factsheet for details.

Pre-Chiropractic Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists are oral health professionals whose main focus is health promotion and disease prevention. They work in dental offices, hospitals, clinics, government health departments, schools and in industry.  In Pre-Dental Hygiene studies here, you’ll complete one year (30 credit hours) of coursework to fulfil the entrance requirements for dental hygiene at the University of Manitoba or other dental hygiene programs.

Pre-Dental Hygiene Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Dentistry

Dentists treat the diseases and conditions that affect the mouth, jaws, teeth, and supporting tissues. In the Pre-Dentistry program at The University of Winnipeg, you will complete two years of study (60 credit hours) to fulfil the entrance requirements for dentistry at the University of Manitoba or other universities across Canada.

Pre-Dentistry Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Law

Students wishing to study law require at least two years of study (60 credit hours). The University of Winnipeg is an excellent place to complete your first two years of Pre-Law before applying to the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. No specific courses are required for admission to Law, so you have flexibility to choose which courses you want to take to get the best results.

Pre-Law Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Medical Technology

This pre-professional program prepares you to become a Medical Laboratory Technologist, Radiation Therapist, or Radiological (X-Ray) Technologist. To meet the entrance requirements for Medical Laboratory Sciences or Medical Radiological Technology at Red River College, you must complete your first year of preparatory study (30 credit hours) in Pre-Medical Technology at The University of Winnipeg.

Pre-Medical Technology Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Medicine

If you have the passion and determination to become a medical doctor, you can complete your first three years (90 credit hours) of pre-professional studies at The University of Winnipeg. Some specific courses are required; see Pre-Medicine for details. Upon completion, you’ll graduate with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree and may apply to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba or at another Canadian institution.

Pre-Medicine Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists specialize in using productive or creative activity to treat or rehabilitate physically or emotionally disabled individuals. In Pre-Occupational Therapy, you’ll complete a three-year (90 credit hour) degree, including specific courses; this will allow you to apply for entry to Occupational Therapy at the University of Manitoba.

Pre-Occupational Therapy Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Optometry

Optometrists treat conditions of the human eye and visual system. After three years of study at The University of Winnipeg, you’ll be eligible to apply to Optometry at the University of Waterloo. As a student in Pre-Optometry here, you’ll complete a Bachelor of Science, including specific courses, in order to meet the entrance requirements in Optometry at the University of Waterloo.

Pre-Optometry Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Pharmacy

Pharmacy is a rewarding profession in the healthcare system that involves working closely with doctors and patients.  As a student in Pre-Pharmacy here, you’ll complete specific courses during your study at UWinnipeg, in order to meet the entrance requirements for Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba. 
Note:  Pharmacy at University of Manitoba is currently in transition; see the Factsheet for details.

Pre-Pharmacy Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (or physiotherapy) is a healthcare profession concerned with prevention, treatment and management of movement disorders arising from conditions and diseases.  You’ll start by completing an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree, including specific courses, at UWinnipeg.  Then you will apply for admission into the Master's of Physical Therapy program at the University of Manitoba.

Pre-Physical Therapy Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Radiation Therapy

As a student in Pre-Radiation Therapy here, you’ll complete specific courses during your first year of study (30 credit hours), in order to meet the entrance requirements to be considered for the joint program in Radiation Therapy with CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) and UWinnipeg.  This program leads to a Diploma in Radiation Therapy from CancerCare Manitoba and UWinnipeg, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree (4-year) from UWinnipeg. Completion of the program allows you to write CAMRT National certification exams to qualify for registry.

Pre-Radiation Therapy Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapists assist physicians and treat respiratory disorders. Each respiratory therapy program has its own requirements.  You will complete your first year of requirements (24 credit hours, including specific courses) at UWinnipeg in Pre-Respiratory Therapy studies, and then apply for admission into Respiratory Therapy at the University of Manitoba,

Pre-Respiratory Therapy Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Social Work

This pre-professional program prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary for studies in professional social work. You’ll complete your first year of study at The University of Winnipeg before applying to the Bachelor of Social Work program at the University of Manitoba. In Pre-Social Work studies here, we offer the courses and supports you’ll need to get into Social Work and build a rewarding career. 

Pre-Social Work Factsheet [PDF]

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Do you love working with animals? At The University of Winnipeg you can complete your first two years of study in Pre-Veterinary Medicine to fulfil admission requirements for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Factsheet [PDF]

IN CASE YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND…

Courses taken as part of pre-professional studies are applicable to University of Winnipeg degree programs. If you change your mind about your studies, you may wish to consult with an academic advisor or an instructor from your area of interest to formulate a new study plan.

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