Education Pathways (transfer credits)

CDHA strongly supports continuing education. This document listing articulation and transfer agreements between Canadian dental hygiene programs and Canadian and international universities, will help you to develop your educational pathway. Please check with the articulating/transfer institution prior to submitting a program application.

Algonquin College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University Algonquin College (Canada) Bachelor of Science – Human Science (Post Diploma) Students may be awarded up to 60 credits.
Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) Students may be awarded up to 30 credits.
Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma) Students may be awarded up to 42 credits towards the Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma).
Bachelor of Oral Health in Oral Health Therapy Studies (award major) Advanced standing of 160 credits towards a 3-year, 240 credit program. Subject to meeting admission requirements i.e. recognized Certificate, Associate Diploma, Diploma and Associate Degree in dental therapy and/or dental hygiene, and at least two years professional experience as a dental therapist and/or dental hygienist.
Davenport University (United States) Bachelor of Business Administration – Health Services Administration Advanced standing of 60 credit hours towards a 4-year degree of a minimum total of 120 semester credit hours.
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Sciences Maximum advanced standing of 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Wilfred Laurier University (Canada) Bachelor's Degree Graduates with a minimum 75% grade average are eligible to receive 6 transfer credits towards a 20 credit program.

APLUS Institute


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
    APLUS Institute graduates have been accepted into the University of British Columbia dental hygiene degree completion program at the third year level. APLUS Institute graduates are eligible for acceptance into the Dalhousie University, University of Alberta and University of Manitoba dental hygiene degree completion programs if they meet specific additional admission requirements.

Cambrian College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma) Advanced standing of 42 credits towards the Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma).
Wilfred Laurier University (Canada) Bachelor of Arts 3.5 junior miscellaneous credits, 0.5 senior Health Studies credit, 0.5 senior Contemporary Studies credit, 0.5 senior miscellaneous credits
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of General Studies Graduates are granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of General Studies.
Bachelor of Health Sciences Graduates are granted a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Health Science

Camosun College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University (Canada) University of British Columbia Block transfer agreement, enabling Camosun graduates to apply to complete the 4th year Bachelor of Dental Sciences (Dental Hygiene) degree program
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Science Block transfer agreement (90 credits) with Thompson Rivers University, enabling Camosun graduates to complete the final 30 credits required to receive a Bachelor of Health Science degree.

Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Sciences 54 transfer credits toward a total of 120 for degree completion

Canadian National Institute of Health


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Sciences CNIH graduates receive 54 transfer credits as of September 1, 2008

College of New Caledonia


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Sciences First year university level required for entry to program
University of British Columbia Bachelor of Science

Confederation College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University (Canada) Bachelor of Science – Human Science Major Advanced standing of 30-60 credits.

Durham College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Administration 42 transfer credits awarded toward a total of 90 for degree completion
Davenport University (United States) Bachelor of Health Services Administration 60 transfer credits awarded toward a total of 120 for degree completion in two years
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences Up to 57 advanced credits (19 courses) toward a 120-credit hour (40 courses) Honors degree, students may choose to specialize in Health Administration, Health Information Management or Adult Education

Fanshawe College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University (Canada) Bachelor of Science – Human
Science Major
Advanced standing of 30-60 credits.
Bachelor of Health
Administration (Post Diploma)
Advanced standing of 42 credits towards the Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma).
Bachelor of Science (or BSc Post Diploma) Graduates of this program have direct transferability of up to 30 credits.
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Science Degree Graduates of this program may be eligible for 69 credits including 21 of which are at the upper level.
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Honours Bachelor of Allied Health Science Graduates of this program with 'B' average will be considered for admission to UOIT's bridge courses.
University of Windsor Honours Bachelor of Disability Studies Graduates of this program with an overall 'B' average or better may be admitted into the second year of the Pre-Disability Studies program.

George Brown College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
University of Ontario Institute of
Technology
Honours Bachelor of Allied Health Science Block transfer of 42 credits
Athabasca University (Canada) Bachelor of Science (or BSc Post Diploma) Block transfer of 30 credits
Bachelor of Science -Health Sciences Block transfer of 30 credits

Georgian College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Science Up to 75 credits
Athabasca University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma) Up to 42 credits
Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) Up to 30 credits
Bachelor of Science - Human Science Up to 30 credits
University of New Brunswick Bachelor of Applied Management Up to 60 credits
University of Ontario Institute of
Technology
Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences up to 57 credits
Davenport University (United States) Health Services Administration 60 credits
Laurier Brantford Bachelor of Arts 6 credits

La Cité collégiale


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
University of Ottawa Bachelor degrees Will receive up to 30 credits, depending the field of study


Niagara College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
University of Ontario Institute of Technology) Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences Will receive up to 57 block credits. Offered in an online format.
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of General Studies 60 credits program block
Bachelor of Health Science 57 credits program block transfer awarded
Davenport University (United States) Bachelor of Health Services Administration 60 credit hours will be granted. Must compete minimum of 60 credit hours (approx 2 years of full-time attendance) to meet residency and program requirements. Must complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours.
Griffith University (Gold Coast) (Australia) Bachelor of Oral Health in Oral Health Therapy Studies (award major) 160 credit points ( equivalent to two years of FT study) awarded. Subject to meeting admission requirements (must have diploma and at least 2 years professional experience as a dental therapist or dental hygienist)
Laurier Brantford Honours Bachelor of Arts Graduates receive total of six coursespecific credits. To be eligible, graduates must have achieve an overall college average of 75 percent or greater. Must complete 14 credits (approximately equivalent to three years of FT study) in chosen Honours program at Laurier Brantford to earn degree. Degree completion in 2 years available through Advanced Summer Acceleration Program at Laurier Brantford.

SIAST


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma) Human Science Bachelor of Professional Arts Human Services Graduates receive 60 credit hours of block transfer. Graduates receive 60 credit hours of block transfer.
University of Regina Bachelor of Health Studies Graduates receive 60 credit hours of block transfer. 60 credit hours will be completed at the U of Regina

St. Clair College


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
University of Detroit Mercy BSC (Major in Dental Hygiene) 2 years leading to a BSc (major in Dental Hygiene)

Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Athabasca University Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma) 30 transfer credits applied
Bachelor of Science - Human Science (Post Diploma) 30 transfer credits
 Thompson River University  Bachelor of Health Science  66 Credits Remaining

Vancouver Island University


University Credentials Additional Length of Study/Advanced Standing Credits Awarded
Thompson Rivers University (Canada) Bachelor of Health Sciences Up to 75 credits