Human Resources & Labour Relations

Courses and Programs at Athabasca University

This multidisciplinary program examines employment relations within their social, legal, political and economic contexts.

Athabasca University's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences offers two credentials addressing human resources and labour relations:

Both credentials offer transfer credit and prior learning assessment opportunities. For example, students who have completed a diploma from a recognized college or technical institute may be eligible to receive block credit of between 30 and 60 credit towards the BHRLR.

The BHRLR degree is recognized as meeting the degree requirements for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Students already holding the CPHR designation may also receive up to 6 credits towards their degree.

Graduates of both programs typically find employment as labour relations officers and managers, human resource managers and trainers, human resource development professionals in government and industry as well as trade union officers and staff. These programs should also be of interest to those who simply want to better understand and participate in labour relations and human resource matters in their own workplaces.

For more information, contact:

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca AB T9S 3A3
Telephone: 1-800-788-9041

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Updated July 30 2021 by Students & Academic Services