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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.

Provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential to sport, physical education, health and fitness professions. 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

Office: B-243, B.F.Avery Physical Education Centre Sudbury Campus

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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 knowledge in the areas of prevention of disease, health protection and health education. Student will have gained the skills required to develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs. The program is also designed to provide students with the leadership skills required for the promotion of a healthy and physically active lifestyle with a focus on counselling in physical fitness, nutrition, stress management, awareness of environmental factors related to health and wellness and health-oriented self-discipline. Many courses are available in French. 

Ontario High School Applicants

Program Prerequisites:

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course; 1 grade 12 4U Chemistry; 1 grade 12 U Biology or Exercise Science; 3 additional grade 12 U/M courses
  • A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


In order to advance to the 2nd year of the program, the student must provide a photocopy of a current certificate in CPR (level C) and First Aid before February 28.

As part of their electives, students must complete a minimum of 6 credits of courses with a minimum of 50% Indigenous content.


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

Click here to view information regarding General Admission Requirements.

 

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

1. Know what type of OUAC application you will need to complete

The Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC) processes applications for admission to Laurentian University.

Ontario Highschool Students

If you are currently attending an Ontario high school, you will be required to use the 101 Application.

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Other Undergraduate Applicants

Out of province applicants, international students, mature students, and college and university transfers will complete the 105 Application.

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2. Review your program entry requirements carefully

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3. Login to the OUAC website and complete your application

Ontario Highschool Students (101 Applicants)

You will require a PIN from your school guidance team to access and complete the application. Go to the 101 Login Portal link and use your PIN to create a new account. Once completed, please follow the 101 Application Guide to complete your application.

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Other Undergraduate Applicants (105 Applicants)

Out of province applicants, international students, mature students, and college and university transfers will complete the 105 application. You can learn more here 105 Application Guide. Follow this link to the 105 Portal and create a new account.

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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 (120 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 0199E     Outdoor School I

PHED 1006E     Exercise Science, Wellness and Health

PHED 2307E     Program Organization in Physical and Health Education

BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology

PSYC 1105E     Introduction to Psychology

3 credits in Chemistry 

9 non-PHED elective credits

 

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 0299E     Outdoor School II

PHED 2206E     Motor Learning + lab

PHED 2516E     Musculoskeletal Anatomy + lab

PHED 2517E     Musculoskeletal Anatomy + lab

PHED 3209E     Therapeutic Exercise

PHED 3229E     Gerontology and Exercise

PHED 3146E     Health Promotion in the Corporate Setting

INTE 2526E     Introduction to Ergonomics

STAT 2126E      Introduction to Statistics

9 credits of electives

 

Third Year:

PHED 0399E     Outdoor School III

PHED 3117E     Traumatology for Physical Educators

PHED 3126E     Physiology of Exercise + lab

PHED 3506E     Health Education 

     (OR)  PHED 3507E     Community Health

PHED 3061E     Exercise Psychology 

     (OR)  PHED 4216E     Sport Psychology

PHED 3136E     Research and Professional Ethics in Kinesiology 

     (OR)  PHED 3526E     Health Policy

PHED 4547E     Principles of Health and Disease

INTE 3556E     Alternative Health 

     (OR)  INTE 3546E     International Health Education

9 credits of electives

 

Fourth Year:

PHED 3806E     Functional Assessment 

     (OR)  PHED 4006E     Fitness: Evaluation and Prescription

PHED 4106E     Adapted Physical Education + lab

PHED 4107E     Human Development

PHED 4507E     Nutrition

PHED 4516E     Stress Management 

     (OR)  PHED 4546E     Mental Health and Wellness

PHED 4597E     Health Promotion Seminar

PHED 4916E     Health Promotion Internship

PHED 4094E     Professional Certification

9 credits of electives

 

 

Academic Regulations
To be in good academic standing in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, 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 Kinesiology and Health Sciences, 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.

PHED-1006EL - Exercise Science, Wellness and Health PHED-1206EL - Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport PSYC-1105EL - Introduction to Psychology PHED-0199EL - Outdoor School I PHED-2116EL - Biomechanics I PHED-2206EL - Motor Learning STAT-2126EL - Introduction to Statistics PHED-0299EL - Outdoor School II PHED-2516EL - Musculoskeletal Anatomy PHED-2517EL - Applied Human Physiology
PHED-2307EL - Program Organization in Physical and Health Education PHED-3117EL - Traumatology for Physical Educators PHED-3126EL - Physiology of Exercise PHED-3506EL - Health Education PHED-4216EL - Sports Psychology PHED-0399EL - Outdoor School III PHED-3061EL - Exercise Psychology PHED-4516EL - Stress Management PHED-4546EL - Mental Health and Wellness PHED-3406EL - Mental Training in Sport Psychology

List of Faculty Members

Jaouad Alem

Jaouad Alem

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Christine Blais

Christine Blais

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Jian Chen

Jian Chen

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Richard Danielson

Richard Danielson

Human Resources & Organizational Development
Sandra Dorman

Sandra Dorman

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

Office of the President and Vice- Chancellor
Alain Gauthier

Alain Gauthier

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Alison Godwin

Alison Godwin

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Sylvain Grenier

Sylvain Grenier

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Georges Kpazai

Georges Kpazai

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Michel Larivière

Michel Larivière

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
James Little

James Little

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Kerry McGannon

Kerry McGannon

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Ginette Michel

Ginette Michel

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Sebastien Nault

Sebastien Nault

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Barbara Ravel

Barbara Ravel

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Stephen Ritchie

Stephen Ritchie

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Robert Schinke

Robert Schinke

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Amanda Schweinbenz

Amanda Schweinbenz

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Line Tremblay

Line Tremblay

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences