Health Promotion

Are you interested in improving your community’s health and wellbeing?

The primary goal of the program is to ensure that the health promotion students have mastery in the multi-disciplinary approach toward community health and health education.

All health promotion students will complete a 200-hour internship experience and a health promotion seminar to gain practical experience in their chosen career path. Our vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally for research, innovative curriculum, a multi disciplinary approach, and applied learning in preparing professional leaders in physical activity and health.

Academic Advisor

Ginette Michel

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 1047

Email: gmichel@laurentian.ca

How to Apply
Laurentian University aerial view
By land area, Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Ontario and as such, the great outdoors beckon with its vast expanse of lakes and waterways, varied terrain, forests and comprehensive network of trails.
Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

The main focus is to provide leadership skills required for the promotion of a healthy and physically active lifestyle with focus on counselling in physical fitness, nutritional awareness, stress management, environmental sensitivity and health oriented self discipline. This program took the leadership role in developing the health promotion Without Borders program that allows students to gain experiential learning in countries abroad and study international issues...students gain academic credit for their experiences and to date have volunteered with medics to Africa in Kenya, same World, same chance in Zambia, Howard Hospital in Zimbawabe, Mongolia, Costa Rica and Ecuador. All health promotion graduates will demonstrate a mastery of physical and health education, public health and health education knowledge and skills, including community health education program planning, implementation and evaluation, theories and application of health behaviour change, assessment including intervention and evaluation, community organizations, environmental and mental health, international health and aboriginal health and wellness. 

Health Promotion is a limited enrolment program. 

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Chemistry

1 grade 12 U Biology or Excercise Science

3 additional grade 12 U/M courses

A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Health Promotion (124.5 credits)

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements.

This main focus of this program is to provide leadership skills required for the promotion of a healthy and physically active lifestyle as well as counselling in physical fitness, nutritional awareness, stress management, environmental sensitivity, and health oriented self discipline.

 

Program of Study

First Year

   PHED 1006E        Exercise Science, Wellness and Health

   PHED 1106E        Human Movement

   PHED 1206E        Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport

   PHED 1506E        Anatomy and Kinesiology I

   PHED 1507E        Anatomy and Kinesiology II

   PHED 1099E        Outdoor School I

   PSYC 1105E        Introduction to Psychology

   3 credits in Chemistry (CHMI 1202E Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences is recommended)

   6 non-PHED elective credits

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who began before September 2015 should also take the following seminars:

            EDUC 0000E – Orientation to Teaching

            EDUC 0100E – Ontario College of Teachers


Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who began on or after September 2015 should also take the following seminars:

            EDUC 0010 EL Orientation to Teaching
            EDUC 0110 EL Ontario College of Teachers
            EDUC 1016 EL Introduction to Teaching & Learning
            EDUC 1024 EL Social and Legal Issues In Education
            EDUC 1046 EL Indigenous Ways of Learning (elective)

 

Note:    In order to advance to the second year of the program, students must provide a photocopy of a current Certificate in CPR (level C) and First Aid before February 28.

 

Second Year

   PHED 2099E        Outdoor School II

   PHED 2116E        Biomechanics I

   PHED 2206E        Motor Learning

   PHED 2216E        Research Methods in Human Kinetics

   PHED 2506E        Physiology I

   PHED 2507E        Physiology II

   PHED 2526E        Introduction to Ergonomics

   STAT 2126E         Introduction to Statistics

   3 PHED activity credits (2 activity courses)

   6 credits non-PHED theory electives

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started before September 2015 should include EDUC 2006E – Education and Schooling as 3 of their elective credits. In addition, they should also take the following:

                    EDUC 0150E        Pre-Practicum Placement I
                    EDUC 0301E        Safe Classroom
                    EDUC 0302E        Safety and Discipline


Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started on of after September 2015 should include the following:

                    EDUC 0180 EL PPP1
                    EDUC 0210 EL Safe Classrooms
                    EDUC 0320 EL Introduction to Federations
                    EDUC 2006 EL Education & Schooling
                    EDUC 3026 EL Math Content for Teachers

 

Third Year

   PHED 3099E        Outdoor School III

   PHED 3117E        Traumatology for Physical Educators

   PHED 3126E        Physiology of Exercise

   PHED 3146E        Health Promotion in the Corporate Setting

   PHED 3506E        Health Education

   PHED 3507E        Community Health

   PHED 3526E        Health Policy

   PHED 4216E        Sport Psychology

   PHED 4547E        Principles of Health and Disease

   3 PHED activity credits (2 activity courses)

   3 credits non-PHED theory electives

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started before September 2015 should include EDUC 3006 – Education Psychology/Special Education as their non-PHED theory elective. In addition, they should also take the following:

                    EDUC 0250E        Pre-Practicum Placement II
                    EDUC 0300E        Teacher Federations

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students who started on or after September 2015 should include the following:

                    EDUC 0280 EL PPP2
                    EDUC 0320 EL Introduction to Federations
                    EDUC 0330 EL Safety and Discipline
                    EDUC 3006 EL Educational Psychology/Special Education
                    EDUC 3036 EL Current Issues in Education 1
                    EDUC 3096 EL Education and Schooling: The Historical and Social Context of Ontario Catholic Schools (cycled) (elective)

Fourth Year

   PHED 4006E        Fitness: Evaluation and Prescription

                or            PHED 3806E Functional Assessment

   PHED 4094E        Professional Certification

   PHED 4106E        Adapted Physical Education

   PHED 4107E        Human Development

   PHED 4507E        Nutrition

   PHED 4516E        Stress Management

   PHED 4546E        Mental Health and Wellness

   PHED 4597E        Health Promotion Seminar

   PHED 4916E        Health Promotion Internship

   3 PHED activity credits ( 2 activity courses)

   3 credits non-PHED theory electives

 

Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students starting before September 2015 should include:

                        EDUC 0350E        Pre-Practicum Placement III
                        EDUC 0200E        Ministry of Education
                        EDUC 0303E        Collective Bargaining
                        EDUC 3004E        Preparation for the Initial Practicum (includes a 4 week Practicum Placement in May)


Note:    Concurrent B.Ed. students starting on or after September 2015 should include:

                        EDUC 0340 EL Collective Bargaining Workshop
                        EDUC 0380 EL PPP3
                        EDUC 3037 EL Current Issues in Education 2
                        EDUC XXXX EL Special Topics (offered intermittently) (elective)
                        EDUC 3014 EL Initial Practicum Preparation
                        EDUC 3104 EL Initial Practicum

       

Academic Regulations
To be in good academic standing in the School of Human Kinetics, the student must:
1) satisfy all conditions of admission;
2) not fail more than 3 credits in an academic year or in the previous 30 credits;
3) maintain a cumulative overall average of at least 4.0 on all courses taken.

A student who fails to attain good academic standing may be allowed to continue on probation for no more than one year (or 30 credits). If after one probationary period, the student does attain good academic standing, he or she may proceed in program.  However, if after the probationary period, the student fails to attain good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the School of Human Kinetics, but may apply to transfer to another program at the university.

A student who fails over 6 credits in the 1st-year of program may not proceed to upper year PHED courses.
After one calendar year, a student who has been asked to withdraw from the program may petition the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Awards for readmission, but such measures should have the recommendation of the academic unit before being considered by the Senate Committee.

Year:

PHED-1006EL - Exercise Science, Wellness and Health PHED-1099EL - Outdoor School I PHED-1106EL - Human Movement PHED-1206EL - Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport
PHED-1506EL - Anatomy and Kinesiology I PHED-1507EL - Anatomy and Kinesiology II PSYC-1105EL - Introduction to Psychology
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