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Health and Wellness

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Health and Wellness gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Health and Wellness sector while still in high school. The SHSM Program has a number of required components, designed to give students a “leg-up” to pursue post-secondary opportunities in each of the identified sectors, valuing apprenticeship, college, community, university and the workplace. 

The demand for professionals in the Health and Wellness sector in Ontario and across Canada is increasing as the age of our population increases. As such, this sector has both a wide variety of career opportunities and employs close to 2 million people across Canada. Kinesiologist, child care worker, fitness instructor, doctor, nurse, veterinary technician, hospital porter and medical technician are just some of the numerous occupations that the SHSM Health and Wellness program prepares students to pursue.



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Health Care and Medical Technologies 

 Lilla Richardson

T.A, Blakelock H.S. Oakville T. A Blakelock Health SHSM Flyer

Community Services & Health Promotion 

Krista Reid 

M.M. Robinson High School Burlington

M.M. Robinson 

Health SHSM Flyer 


Health Science and Wellness


Cindy Griffiths

Oakville Trafalger High School Oakville Oakville Trafalgar Health SHSM Flyer

Health Care and Medical Technologies 

Lorie Field 

Nelson High School

Burlington Nelson Health_SHSM Flyer_

Health Care and Medical Technologies


Jennifer De Jager 

Suse Ferreira 

Milton District High School Milton Milton District Health SHSM Flyer

Health Sciences and Wellness Promotion

Shannon Lord 
White Oaks Secondary School Oakville White Oaks Health SHSM Flyer

Health and Wellness: Focus on Fitness

Cara Greenslade 
Aldershot School Burlington

Aldershot Health SHSM Flyer

  Health Care and Medical Technologies

Deborah Polak

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary Oakville Download PDF
  Health and Wellness: Athletic Focus

Adrienne Bradley

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary Oakville Download PDF

** Indicates the program can also be combined with a Dual Credit program