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  • Objectives
    The goal of health promotion is to educate health promotion professionals in promoting, maintaining and improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. As a profession, Health Promotion is principally devoted to employing health promotion processes and to fostering healthy behaviors. The responsibilities of health promoters include: assessing health promotion needs; planning, conducting and evaluating health promotion programs; coordinating health promotion activities and resources; promoting health promotion throughout the community; and professional development. The BSc (Health Promotion) program guides students in attaining: (1) knowledge, attitudes and practices conducive to a healthy lifestyle; (2) professional preparation for a career in community health promotion; and (3) academic preparation for advanced study and research in health promotion or health-related fields.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion
  • Course description
    Required Classes - BSc (Health Promotion)

    Stream Requirements

    Common Year One

    HAHP 1000.03 3
    HPRO 1195.03 3
    ANAT 1020.03 3
    CSCI 1200.03 3
    STATS 1060.03 3
    PHYL 1010.06 6
    SOSA 1000.06 or 1050.06 or 1100.06 or 1200.06 6
    Open Elective ** 3

    Community Health Promotion Stream

    Year Two

    HAHP 2000.03 3
    HPRO 2110.03 3
    HPRO 2120 3
    HPRO 2361.03 3
    One of:***
    (HPRO 2255.03, HPRO 4412.03, HPRO 4365.03) 3
    PSYO 1011/1012 or 1021/1022 6
    Language and Humanities Elective* 3
    Writing Requirement 6

    Year Three

    HAHP 3000.03 3
    HAHP 3100.03 3
    HPRO 3397.03 3
    HPRO 3325.03 3
    One of***:
    (HPRO 3335.03, HPRO 3345.03, HPRO 3351.03) 3
    Open Electives** 9
    Health Related Elective(s)**** 6

    Year Four


    One of***:
    (HPRO 2255.03, HPRO 4412.03, HPRO 4365.03) 3
    One of***:
    (HPRO 3335.03, HPRO 3345.03, HPRO 3351.03) 3
    HPRO 4450.03 3
    Open Elective(s)** 6
    HPRO 4495.15 15

    Research and Policy Stream

    Year Two


    HAHP 2000.03 3
    HPRO 2110.03 3
    HPRO 2120.03 3
    HPRO 2361.03 3
    PSYO 1011/1012 or 1021/1022 6
    Language & Humanities Elective* 3
    Writing Requirement 6
    PHIL 2660 or 2670 3

    Year Three

    HAHP 3000.03 3
    HAHP 3100.03 3
    HPRO 3397.03 3
    One of:
    (HPRO 3360.03, HPRO 3370.03) 3
    Open Elective** 3
    Health Related Electives**** 15

    Year Four


    HPRO 4100.06 6
    Health Related Elective**** 3
    Open Elective(s)** 6
    HPRO 4495 15

    * Language/Humanities Elective - see list under Degree Requirements Section in the Academic Calendar.

    ** Open Electives can be chosen from any available course at Dalhousie
    ***HPRO A, B, C (as per program of study form available from the School of Health and Human Performance).
    **** Health Related Electives - To ensure the courses you select fill this requirement, please check with an advisor.

    At graduation, valid First Aid and CPR Certification are required.
    • HPRO 1195.03: Introduction to Health Promotion.
    • HPRO 2110.03: Health Promotion Theory.
    • HPRO 2120.03: Health Promotion Policy.
    • HPRO 2250.03: Interdisciplinary Class in Human Nutrition.
    • HPRO 2255.03: Drugs and Drug Education.
    • HPRO 2361.03: Program Planning.
    • HPRO 3325.03: Mental Health Promotion.
    • HPRO 3335.03: Introduction to Disease Prevention.
    • HPRO 3345.03: Epidemiological Approach to Disease.
    • HPRO 3351.03: Injury Prevention and Safety Education.
    • HPRO 3360.03: Multicultural Health Promotion Research and Policy.
    • HPRO 3370.03: International Health Promotion Research and Policy.
    • HPRO 3397.03: Community Health Promotion Strategies.
    • HPRO 4101.03: Advanced Topics in Applied Research Methods in Health Promotion and Policy.
    • HPRO 4365.03: Health: A Biopsychosocial Approach.
    • HPRO 4412.03: Human Sexuality.
    • HPRO 4422.03: Environmental Health.
    • HPRO 4450.03: Comprehensive School Health Promotion.
    • HPRO 4495.15: Health Promotion Internship.
    • HPRO 4700.06/4701.03/4702.03: Senior Seminar.
    • HPRO 4800.06/4801.03/4802.03: Independent Study.
    • HPRO 4900.06: Honours Thesis.

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