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With a Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector.  By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Health and Wellness sector because they learn it in a real world environment.  Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school.  At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.




A Health and Wellness SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

-  Child and Youth Worker
-  Early Childhood Educator
-  Educational Assistant


-  Ambulance Attendants and
   Other Paramedical
-  Occupations

-  Biomedical Engineering Technologist

- Community and
   Social Service Worker 
- Dental Hygienist or
   Dental Assistant 

-  Documentation Clerk

- Funeral Director or Embalmer
  -  Health Care Aide
-  Hospital Information Clerk
-  Medical Laboratory Technician
-  Medical Secretary
-  Pharmacy Technician
-  Practical Nurse
-  Primary Care Paramedic
-  Registered Massage Therapist

​-  Registered Orthopedic Technologist
-  Respiratory Therapist


-  Audiologist or Speech-Language 
-  Chiropractor

-  Dentist
-  Dietitian
-  Family, Marriage and
   Other Related Counsellors
-  Hospital Equipment
   Sales Representative
​-  Kinesiologist

​-  Medical Microbiologist

​-  Medical Sonographer

-  Midwife

​-  Nutritionist

-  Optometrist

​-  Pharmacist

-  Podiatrist

​-  Psychiatrist

-  Registered Nurse

​-  Sports Therapist


-  Blood Donor Clinic Assistant
-  Certified Personal Trainer
​-  Doctor's Office Receptionist

​-  Fitness Instructor

​-  Hospital Admitting Clerk

​-  Hospital Cleaner

​-  Hospital Porter

-  Lifeguard

​-  Recreation Program Leader

A Health and Wellness SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
specific to the Health and Wellness sector:

-  CPR

​-  Infection control
​-  Standard First Aid

​-  Ambulation, lifting and transfers

​-  Automated external Defibrillation

​-  Behaviour management

​-  Coach/personal trainer

​-  Communication skills

​-  Conflict resolution

​-  Customer service

​-  Ethical considerations

​-  Feeding assistance

​-  Fitness

​-  Group dynamics

​-  Lab practices

​-  Leadership - group activities

-  Marine and wilderness first aid

​-  Medical terminology

​-  Non-violent crisis intervention

​-  Personality inventory

​-  Safe body mechanics

​-  Safe food handling - basic

-  Sign language

​-  Specialized care

​-  Sterile techniques

​-  Suicide prevention



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