Office of Education

The Office of Education in the College of Health Sciences works collaboratively with Faculties to develop, enhance and amplify interdisciplinary learning opportunities for Health Sciences students. In selected situations, the College of Health Sciences will lead the delivery of learning opportunities (e.g., Health Simulation). The Office of Education coordinates the administration of timetabling and course scheduling, academic integrity and discipline and placement agreements and documents.

The development of interdisciplinary learning opportunities will draw on the expertise of faculty and staff across the College. It is designed to benefit and enhance the learning opportunities for students and enhance the academic experience through the provision of common administrative tasks, and to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary work in the College of Health Sciences.

Contact the Office of Education:

Academic Integrity and Discipline

The Academic Integrity and Discipline Coordinators provides administrative support to the faculties and programs in academic misconduct cases under the Code of Student Behaviour as well as grade appeals. 

  • To report a potential academic misconduct case, please email to access the Academic Integrity Misconduct Form.
  • Instructors: Academic misconduct guideline for instructors.
  • Code of Student Behaviour can be found here.
  • Students: Academic misconduct guideline for students.


The Placement Administration Team works closely with the CHS faculties and programs to assist with placement requirements, including Student Placement Agreements (SPAs), collecting and reviewing placement or practicum documents.

To request a single faculty Student Placement Agreement, please fill in this form, or contact if you have any questions.

To inquire about placement/practicum documents, please contact the Placement Administration Team at

You can also phone us at 780-492-0836 between 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday.

Timetabling and Course Scheduling

The Timetabling and course scheduling portfolio works closely with the faculties and programs to schedule courses and exams. Staff also assist in classroom booking and room change requests as well as academic calendar changes.

Casual classroom booking and room change requests can be made by submitting one of the following forms:

*Booking during the final examination period is not always available.  Please consult with the scheduler before submitting a request.

  • Classroom change request form
  • Casual classroom booking for a course form


Associate Dean, Education


Patricia (Trish) Manns, PhD (Health and Human Performance), MSc (Kinesiology) is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and has served as the Associate Dean-Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine since 2017. She completed graduate work in the area of Exercise Science at the University of Saskatchewan and Oregon State University. Working with people with stroke and multiple sclerosis, her research focuses on the development and testing of strategies to maintain or improve health and everyday function. Trish trained as a physical therapist and has worked clinically as a neurological physical therapist in both Canada and the United States.

Director, Office of Education

Lihong Yang

Lihong Yang is the inaugural Director, Office of Education, for the College of Health Sciences. Lihong brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to this new role, with a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Administration of Postsecondary Education, a Master’s in International Journalism, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Linguistics and Literature.

Lihong has been on campus for over 20 years working in International Relations and Recruitment; as Assistant Registrar in Admissions in the Office of the Registrar; as Assistant Chair Administration; and most recently, as Academic Department Manager in the Faculty Arts.

U of A for Tomorrow

The Office of Education has been established under the new operating model governed by the U of A Strategic Plan “The University of Alberta for Tomorrow: One University.” The Office of Education in each college is envisioned to “offer a coordinated approach to enrolment planning, recruitment, program administration and interdisciplinary program offerings for both graduate and undergraduate students, acting as a conduit for collaboration with centers of expertise and partner networks designed to support these functions across the entire institution. It will foster and achieve a new level of interdisciplinary teaching and work towards a more consistent delivery of high-quality student services.” (page 7 of the U of A for Tomorrow released on Sept. 9, 2022)