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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.

LOCATIONS:

HDSB SECTOR BROCHURE:

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  PROGRAM NAME Contact  LOCATION CITY SHSM FLYER
 

Health Care and Medical Technologies 

 Lilla Richardson
richardsonl@hdsb.ca

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

Community Services & Health Promotion 

Krista Reid
reidkr@hdsb.ca 

M.M. Robinson High School Burlington

M.M. Robinson 

Health SHSM Flyer 

 

Health Science and Wellness

 

Cindy Griffiths

griffithsc@hdsb.ca

Oakville Trafalger High School Oakville Oakville Trafalgar Health SHSM Flyer
 

Health Care and Medical Technologies 

Lorie Field

fieldlo@hdsb.ca 

Nelson High School

Burlington Nelson Health_SHSM Flyer_
 

Health Care and Medical Technologies

 

Jennifer De Jager

dejagerj@hdsb.ca 

Suse Ferreira
ferreirasu@hdsb.ca 

Milton District High School Milton Milton District Health SHSM Flyer
 

Health Sciences and Wellness Promotion

Shannon Lord
lords@hdsb.ca 
White Oaks Secondary School Oakville White Oaks Health SHSM Flyer
 

Health and Wellness: Focus on Fitness

Cara Greenslade
greensladec@hdsb.ca 
Aldershot School Burlington

Aldershot Health SHSM Flyer

  Health Care and Medical Technologies

Deborah Polak

PolakD@hcdsb.org

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

Adrienne Bradley
BradleyA@hcdsb.org

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary Oakville Download PDF


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