Admissions Process

There are two application processes for admission to the University – General and Flexible. Students who successfully apply and meet all of the criteria under one of the two application processes will be admitted to the University. Students who have not met the requirements for admission under either the general or flexible admissions policy will not be admitted to the University and will be informed that they have not been admitted.

In order to facilitate and ensure the University commitment to excellence in teaching and research, scholarship and service to students and the broader community and in recognition of the likelihood that applicants will be adult learners, the University will employ a Flexible Admissions policy. We welcome adult students who may not have completed secondary education but have through work experience demonstrated learning achievements. For students applying through Flexible Admissions this means that the University will base admission on a variety of items including academic record if available, employment record and other relevant achievements pertaining to the study of workplace health science.

The University will assess the required academic or other requirements to apply for a specific program and, where deemed necessary, the eligibility of the student to study in Canada.

Admission decisions are made on a first-applied, first-admitted basis for qualified applicants, using the date by which applicants have met all of the admissions requirements.

Registration is now available directly through the University’s website as follows:

  • For New Applicants who do not have a PCU-WHS student ID number, please click on the link provided below as a new applicant: http://rollcall.pcu-whs.ca/RollCallWebprospect/RCProspect_login.asp
  • For current students who already have a PCU-WHS student ID number, please log in through the “My PCU-WHS” in order to register and log in to courses.
  • To register for new courses, once a student has a PCU-WHS student ID number and has logged in to their “My PCU-WHS” homepage, please click on the “Add Registration” link at the bottom of the webpage.

BDM General Admissions
The General Admissions procedure, for applicants who have graduated from secondary education at an equivalent level to Canadian High School Grade 12, or who have one or more years of undergraduate education, or who are applying through a block transfer agreement, or who have a current CDMP or CRTWC requires an applicant to submit a portfolio that consists of:

  • Personal details;
  • Personal profile that includes a written statement by the prospective student of reasons for seeking admission;
  • Submission of a portfolio detailing the prospective student’s academic and other achievements and evidence of the capacity to complete university at a degree level;
  • If available, Official Transcripts from the applicant’s secondary institution of graduation;
  • If available, Official Transcripts from the applicant’s post-secondary institution of study;
  • Copies of certificates of training.

BDM Flexible Admissions
The Flexible Admissions application consists of the following:

  • Personal details;
  • Personal profile that includes a written statement by the prospective student of reasons for seeking admission;
  • Submission of a portfolio detailing the prospective student’s academic and other achievements and evidence of the capacity to complete university at a degree level;
  • If available, Official Transcripts from the applicant’s secondary institution of graduation;
  • If available, Official Transcripts from the applicant’s post-secondary institution of study;
  • Copies of certificates of training.

Applicants applying through the Flexible Admissions procedure may be required to demonstrate an appropriate level of numeracy and literacy by undergoing standardized testing as part of the application process.

ACRTW General Admission
The general admissions procedure for the ACRTW requires applicants to submit a portfolio that consists of:

  • Personal details;
  • personal profile, that includes a written statement by the prospective student of reasons for seeking admission;
  • An academic profile with Official Transcripts from the applicant’s previous degree at Bachelor level;
  • If available, a description of relevant work experience;
  • Copies of certificates of training.

ACRTW Flexible Admission

Applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree can apply to the ACRTW using a flexible admissions procedure. The purpose of the flexible admissions route is to provide applicants with an opportunity to demonstrate that they have undertaken formal and informal learning at a level comparable to university undergraduate study in the course of their careers. This can include academic and professional education, scholarship, research and innovation.

The flexible admission procedure for the ACRTW requires the applicant to submit a Portfolio that consists of:

  • Personal details;
  • Personal profile, that includes a written statement by the prospective student of reasons for seeking admission;
  • Evidence of academic knowledge and skills such as academic courses completed or training and professional education and / or work experience in which scholarship, research, innovation and development activities were carried out;
  • A folder of evidence of high credibility supported by third party authentication including employment experience, and / or published papers or formal presentations and / or other relevant evidence of academic ability;
  • A profile of work experience relevant to workplace health sciences.

University Studies
PCU-WHS offers a variety of options for students who wish to take an academic credit course. For instance, professionals from a broad range of disciplines may wish to register for an academic credit course for continuing professional education as mandated by a regulatory or professional association. Many of our courses will meet ongoing professional education needs of health, rehabilitation, insurance, safety and social services professionals. Academic courses at PCU-WHS offer both conceptual knowledge and leading edge research to support evidence-informed application in practice domains related to work integration, retention, creation of safe work environments and advances in collaborative service delivery in disability management. Our specialized courses may also be of interest as electives for students enrolled in higher education in other universities or colleges in related health studies, social or psychology studies, occupational safety, disability or labour studies, social protection studies, apprentice or skilled trades programs and business studies. Others may take academic courses that may be of interest or as a preliminary step toward one of our degree programs.

Admission for University Studies
For admission into University Studies education courses (academic credit courses in the Bachelor of Disability Management degree) applicants who have graduated from secondary education at an equivalent level to Canadian High School Grade 12 or have a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) or a Certified Return to Work Coordinator (CRTWC) designation or a post- secondary degree can apply to take academic credit courses (in the Bachelor of Disability Management degree) to a maximum of 9 credits. University Studies applicants who do not have a CDMP or a CRTWC designation are required to provide information on previous secondary or previous or current post-secondary status.