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April 06, 2018

Belleville, Ontario, April 6, 2018 – Loyalist College and Queen’s University have signed a pathway agreement which provides graduates of the College’s Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Certificate program with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Degree at Queen’s University through online learning.

“Loyalist is committed to ensuring that students and graduates have the opportunity to pursue diploma and degree pathways, while on a personal journey to their career destination,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President and CEO.  “Building on our more than 70 university transfer agreements, we are particularly pleased to announce a pathway to Queen’s, our nearest university partner. It allows students to start at Loyalist with a Pre-Health Sciences Certificate and finish with a degree from Queen’s through flexible online studies from home.”

Loyalist offers two Pre-Health Sciences Pathway programs which prepare students for various academic transitions. The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program is designed for students planning to enter a three-year advanced diploma program or four-year degree program. The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas program is for students intending to enter a two-year diploma program, including Practical Nursing, Paramedic and other two-year health diploma programs.

“This pathway agreement is an example of our commitment to collaboration and innovation within the higher education system,” said Daniel Woolf, Principal of Queen’s University. “We are simplifying the process for qualified students who are seeking a high-quality education in the health field, while also delivering that education in a way that is flexible and forward-looking. We look forward to welcoming these students and helping them begin their rewarding careers in healthcare.”

For more information about Loyalist College’s Pre-Health Sciences programs, please visit

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About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536