Interested in becoming an SHSM student?  Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

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 Orthopaedic Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist


  • Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist
  • 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