SHSM Programs

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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HDSB Name School Brochure
Health and Wellness: Focus on Fitness Aldershot School
Health and Fitness Leadership Elsie MacGill Secondary School
Community Services & Health Promotion M.M. Robinson High School
Health Care and Medical Technologies Milton District High School
Health Care and Medical Technologies Nelson High School
Health Science and Wellness Oakville Trafalgar High School
Health Care and Medical Technologies T.A. Blakelock High School
Sport and Health Community Leadership White Oaks Secondary School
Program Name School Brochure
Sports, Health and Wellness St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School
Health and Wellness St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School