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Graduate Certificate Precision Health

University of Calgary

University of Calgary
The Graduate Certificate in Precision Health will provide advanced precision health education and skills to learners in, or who are interested in, the healthcare profession wishing to develop academic and nonacademic careers with patient centered solutions as the focus. It will use innovative teaching and learning approaches to offer a valuable training opportunity to learners who are interested in accessing precision health education that is relevant, data driven and clinically focused.

Admissions and Recruitment Office
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada

  • Program Type Graduate
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Cumming School of Medicine requirements, the Graduate Certificate in Precision Health requires:

a) Qualifications

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution in a health-related discipline.
A minimum admission grade point average of 3.30 on a four-point scale or equivalent calculated on the last 60 units completed.

b) English Language Proficiency

For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language:

  • a minimum TOEFL internet based score of 105 (with no section less than 20), or
  • a minimum IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band less than 6.0), or
  • a CAEL overall score of 70 (with no section less than 70), or
  • a minimum PTE academic version score of 75.

This requirement can also be met by completing the Academic Communication Certificate with a minimum grade of "A-" in each course.

c) Immunizations

All students in graduate programs in the Cumming School of Medicine are required to complete a series of immunizations and diagnostic tests as outlined on the Student Immunization Worksheet.

Throughout their graduate program, students are required to ensure that immunizations are current and provide proof of updates to the Cumming School of Medicine. Failure to do so may result in students being removed from the program until such time as adequate proof has been provided. Please note that requirements may change during the program as determined by Alberta Health Services guidelines. Contact your Graduate Program Administrator for more information.

d) Additional Requirements

A current curriculum vitae.

Applicants to the certificate program must provide a vision statement (no more than one page in length, single space, maximum 500 words) outlining career goals, and how the Precision Health program will help to achieve them.

Applicants to the Master's program are required to arrange for the submission of two reference letters. References must follow the guidelines posted on the program's website for prospective students.

Meeting the minimum admission criteria above does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Note: As per Section A.1 of the University of Calgary’s Graduate Calendar, in exceptional circumstances, individuals who do not meet formal academic requirements but who have significant life achievements may be considered for admission to this program. The candidate must provide evidence demonstrating the potential to successfully undertake the certificate program. Such candidates may also be required to participate in an in-person interview with the Associate Dean, Graduate Science Education. In all such cases, the decision whether or not to admit rests with the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.

  • Tuition $13,548.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,788.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $2,112.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 29, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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