Health and Wellness SHSM

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness SHSM Program Overview


The Health and Wellness requirements include:

Earning a bundle of 9 credits, in any of the 4 pathways (apprenticeship, college, university or the workplace)

  1. Achieving 7 industry certifications (First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, etc...)
  2. Participating in "Reach Ahead" activities such as visiting various hospitals, job fairs and attending classes at college/universities;
  3. Completing a 2-credit Co-op placement in the healthcare field;
  4. Documenting new skills learned in the Ontario Skills Passport
  5. Participating in Experiential Learning Activities (hands-on activities)
Benefits to students:
  • Gain valuable certifications and knowledge
  • Develop hands-on skills
  • Network in the healthcare industry
  • Explore a career
  • Gain insight into the broader scope of the healthcare field and meet community partners
  • Can lead to possible job opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities with the Student Advisory Committee

Possible Occupations in the Healthcare Field:

  • Workplace: Sterile Supply Technician, Maintenance, Medical Secretary, Pharmacy Assistant, Security Service, Materials Management
  • Apprenticeship: Optics Technician, Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Educator
  • College: Respiratory Therapist, Paramedic, Registered Practical Nurse, Registered Massage Therapist, Recreational Therapist, Personal Trainer, Personal Support Worker, Nutritionist, Dental Hygienist
  • University: Registered Nurse, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Social Worker, Physician, Dentist
  • ...And many more!
To apply for the SHSM: Health and Wellness Program, complete the SHSM Application.
To register or for more information, see Ms. Meilach in room 205.