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In order to complete a SHSM in Health and Wellness students:

1. Complete a package of 9 specific credits (see below chart).Sunnybrook trip.JPG

2. Complete 4 Industry Certifications PLUS 3 certifications of your choice.

3. Obtain job experience (ex. Co-op work experience, job shadowing, job twinning).

4. Gain "Reach Ahead Experience" (ex. through an apprenticeship program or post-secondary institution).


Course Requirements:

  • 4 Major Credits (at least one credit in Grade 11 and one credit in Grade 12)
    • *GPP3O9 must be selected in Grade 11*
  • 2 English Credits (one in Grade 11 and one in Grade 12)
  • 1 Math Credit (either in Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • 1 Elective Course in Science or Social Science (in Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • **2-credit Co-Op (in Grade 11)


 Health and Wellness List of Approved Credits​



  • 4 Compulsory Certifications:
    • Standard First Aid
    • CPR Level C
    • WHMIS
    • Infection Control
  • 3 Elective Certifications from the following:IMG_6218.JPG
    • Leadership
    • Communication Skills
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Stress Management Techniques
    • Medical Terminology
    • Fitness
    • Sterile Techniques
    • Coaching/Personal Trainer
    • and others

How To Apply:

 Grade 10 Students Only:

  1. Complete the Application Form
  2. Submit a signed permission form to your guidance counsellor

The Selection Process


Successful applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Successful credit accumulation
  • Student attendance record
  • Selection of 2-credit co-op in Grade 11

Successful applicants will be notified in May and will meet with a guidance counsellor to adjust courses for the upcoming school year.



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