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Health and Wellness Sector 405
Health and Wellness Sector

Why consider SHSM – Health & Wellness

This program enables students to:

  • Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and skills
  • Complete sector recognized certifications to build their resume
  • Prepare for post-secondary opportunities
  • Explore and refine their career goals
  • Earn the SHSM Distinction on their OSSD
  • Engage in experiential learning with like-minded peers

Required Certifications (4):

  • CPR level C (with AED)
  • Standard First Aid
  • WHMIS generic
  • infection control

Elective Certifications (min 3):

  • customer service
  • personal inventory
  • safe food handling
  • wrapping and taping for performance & injury
  • conflict resolution
  • leadership skills
  • sterile techniques
  • suicide prevention
  • advanced training in a technique
  • allergy awareness
  • ambulation, lifting, and transfers
  • animal first aid
  • babysitting
  • behaviour management
  • child safety and injury prevention
  • coaching/personal trainer
  • communication skills
  • conflict resolution
  • customer service
  • ethical considerations
  • fire extinguisher use
  • fitness
  • group dymanics
  • lab practices
  • leadership skills
  • marine and wilderness first aid
  • medical terminology
  • non-violent crisis intervention
  • personality inventory
  • safe body mechanics
  • safe food handling - basic
  • sign language
  • specialized care (i.e. diabetes, dementia, nutrition)
  • sterile techniques
  • stress management techniques
  • SafeTALK
  • waste management
  • warpping and taping for performance and injury

Possible Reach Ahead / Experiential Learning Field Trips:

  • university/college workshops
  • industry tours
  • skills competitions
  • career fairs
  • guest speakers

Co-op Placements (minimum 2 credits- ½ a day for 1 semester):

Students apply their learning from an SHSM pathway course in an authentic learning environment.   Future careers may include one of the following (this is not a complete list of careers for this sector):

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Secretary
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Nursing
  • Dentist
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Child and Youth Workers
  • Pharmacist
  • Education Assistant
  • Physiotherapist
  • Hairstylist
  • Veterinary Medicine

Plus Four Major Credits between grade 11 and 12 with a focus in Childcare, Family services, Healthcare, or Fitness:

*courses in this section MUST be taken in day school at MCI

Grade 11 (select at least 1):

HPW3C (Working with Children)

HSP3C/U  (Anthro/Psych/Soc)

IDC3O2 (Biology & Human Development)

IDC3O5 (Yoga & Philosophy of Wellness)

PAF3O   (Personal Fitness)

PAI30    (Racquet Sport)

PAL3O  (Basketball Focus)

PPL3O  (Healthy & Active Living)

SBI3C/U  (Biology)

SCH3U  (Chemistry)

SPH3U  (Physics)

TXJ3E   (Hairstyling)

Grade 12 (select at least 1):

HFA4U  (Nutrition and Health)

HHG4M (Human Development)

HHS4U  (Families in Canada)

IDC4O5/4U (Yoga & Philosophy of Wellness)

PAF4O  (Personal Fitness)

PAI40 - (Racquet Sports)

PLF4M (Leadership)

PPL4O  (Healthy & Active Living)

PSK4U  (Kinesiology)

SCH4C/U  (Chemistry)

SBI4C/U  (Biology)

SPH4C/U (Physics)

TXJ4E (Hairstyling)

*  An additional credit of Coop can be substituted as a major

* Dual credit (Discuss with Guidance)

Plus: ONE additional Social Science or Science in Grade 11 OR 12 (Includes a CLA):










*  An additional credit Coop be substituted

Plus: ONE Required Math in Grade 11 (includes a CLA):





Plus: ONE Required English in Grade 12 (includes a CLA):




Health and Wellness Careers Apprenticeship Certification:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Assistant
  • Child and Youth Worker

College Diploma:

  • Paramedic
  • Dental Hygienist Practical Nurse
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Respiratory Technician
  • Biomedical Engineering Technologist

University Degree:

  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Nurse
  • Kinesiologist
  • Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Workplace Training:
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Recreation Program Leader
  • Medical Secretary​
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