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Health and Wellness SHSM

The Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) offers students the opportunity to explore the field of health services.

This program offers practical learning experiences through hands-on activities, such as physical assessment, labs, and collaborative programming with community experts. The program incorporates practical and theoretical learning models to introduce anatomy and physiology, pathology, as well as numerous skills associated with careers in healthcare.

The program offers opportunities to gain experiences in health services from a wide array of careers such as lab technician, personal support worker and nursing. These include identifying normal and abnormal ranges of blood pressure, physical limitations simulations, first aid and CPR/AED training, injury prevention and treatment, etc.

Real life experience supports literacy and numeracy development, allowing students to explore all aspects of healthcare and medical technologies.