Health Promotion BSc/MA Dalhousie University

6320 South Street
Halifax NS  B3H 4R2

Phone: 902-494-2152

Health Promotion BSc/MA Dalhousie University

Welcome to the Health Promotion Division page. The Health Promotion division is situated within the School of Health and Human Performance alongside two other divisions (Kinesiology and Leisure and Recreation) and within the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University. The primary goal of Health Promotion graduates is to promote the health and well-being of individuals and their communities. Our graduates are leaders who are committed to developing programs and conducting research to promote health, prevent disease, and inform policy that enhances health and well-being. Students choose our programs because of:
Dedicated and accessible professors with a wide range of research interests
Small class sizes (most classes range in size from 15-20 students)
Full-time internship
Honours option
Study abroad opportunities
Advisors specifically for students in the program
Opportunities for interprofessional learning
Halifax location

Graduates of our programs are able to work as health promotion specialists, researchers and consultants in various settings, including health-related organizations and agencies, medical care centre, government agencies, private industry, community health settings, health and fitness centers, consulting organizations, schools and many others.

Sample courses in the undergraduate program include:
Community Development
Drugs and Drug Education
Human Sexuality
Introduction to Disease Prevention
Injury Prevention and Safety Education
Mental Health Promotion
Multicultural Health Promotion Research and Policy

Our faculty research interests include:
HIV/AIDS prevention
Grief and bereavement
Social and behavioural aspects of HIV and STIs
Health policy and research ethics
The health and well-being of vulnerable populations
Gender and health
Interactional/interpersonal processes in stress, coping and social support
Pediatric and adolescent mental health
Relationships and health
The use of information technology as a source of support and information about health concerns

For more information on our programs and division please visit:
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Health Promotion Division, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
We offer an undergraduate (BSc) & graduate (MA) in Health Promotion

Our Health Promotion program is unique in Canada. We accept only 40 students each year so we can develop a small, strong, well-rounded group of health promotion specialists who work together in the program much as they will in the community. The School of

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