Health and Wellness

Central Huron Secondary School F.E. Madill School Listowel District Secondary School Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

Kinesiologist, child care worker, audiologist, fitness instructor, doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, youth care worker, hospital porter, and medical technician are just some of the numerous and varied occupations in the health and wellness sector.

The SHSM–Health and Wellness enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Depending on local circumstances, this SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on health care, fitness, or child care and family services. Where a choice of focus areas is offered, students may select one (Ministry of Education, 2010).

Apprenticeship Training College
Child & Youth worker Ambulance Attendants & Other Paramedical Occupations
Early Childhood Educator Biomedical Engineering Technologist
Educational Assistant Community & 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
Primary Care Paramedic
Practical Nurse
Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Orthopedic Technologist
Respiratory Therapist
University Workplace
Audiologist or Speech Language Pathologist Blood Donor Clinic Assistant
Chiropractor Certified Personal Trainer
Dentist Doctor’s Office Receptionist
Family, Marriage & Other Related Counselors Fitness Instructor
Hospital Equipment Sales Representative Hospital Admitting Clerk
Kinesiologist Hospital Cleaner
Medical Microbiologist Hospital Porter
Medical Sonographer Lifeguard
Midwife Recreation Program Leader
Nutritionist
Optometrist
Pharmacist
Podiatrist
Psychiatrist
Registered Nurse
Sports Therapist

Did You Know

According to Health Canada, the Health and Wellness sector is the nation's third largest employer after manufacturing and the retail trade.

- Health Canada, 2005

Required Components for the Energy Specialist High Skills Major

  • A bundle of nine grade 11 & 12 credits that comprises:
    • Four health & wellness major credits
    • Three other required credits from the Ontario curriculum, in English, mathematics and business studies or science or Canadian & world studies
    • Two cooperative education credits tied to the sector
  • Seven sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs (five compulsory and a choice of two electives)
  • Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  • Reach ahead experiences connected with the student’s post-secondary plans
  • Development of Essential Skills and work habits are required in the sector, and documentation of them using OSP

Health & Wellness Pathways Charts

Central Huron Secondary School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
SHSM Major Subjects HPC3O, PPL3O, PPZ3O, PAF3O PLF4C, PPL40 HPW3C, HPC3O, PAF3O, PPL3O, PPZ3O PLF4C, PPL4O HSP3M, PAF3O, PPL3O, PPZ3O HHS4M, HSB4M, PSE4U, PPL4O PAF3O, PPL3O, PPZ3O PPL4O
English ENG4C ENG4C ENG4U ENG4E
Math MBF3C, MEL3E MBF3C, MCF3M MDM4U, MHF4U MBF3C, MEL3E
Gr.11 or Gr.12 Business Studies or Science or Additional Coop Credit SBI3C SCH4C SBI3C SCH4C, SPH4C SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U SPH4U, SCH4U, SBI4U SVN3E SNC4E
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector

F.E. Madill Secondary School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
Major Credits, must have at least 1 credit in each grade GPP3O, HPC3O, HSP3C, PAF3O, PPL3O, SBI3C, SVN3E, TXJ3E PPL4O, PAF4O, SCH4C, SNC4E, SPH4C, TXJ4E GPP3O, HPC3O, HSP3C, PAF3O, PPL3O, SBI3C, SVN3M, TXJ3E HPC3O, HSP3C, SBI3C, SCH4C, SPH4C, SVN3M SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U, SVN3M NDW4M, PSK4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, HHS4U GPP3O, HPC3O, PAF3O, PPL3O, SVN3E, TXJ3E PAF4O, PPL4O, SNC4E, TXJ4E
English ENG4C, ENG4E ENG4C ENG4U ENG4E, OLC4O
Math MBF3C, MEL3E MBF3C, MCF3M MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U MEL3E
Science or Social Science in Gr.11 or 12 HPC3O, HSP3C, SBI3C, SCH4C, SNC4E, SPH4C, SVN3E HPC3O, HSP3C, SBI3C, SCH4C, SNC4E, SPH4C, SVN3E HPC3O, HSP3C, SBI3C, SCH4C, SPH4C, SVN3M HPC3O, HSP3C, SBI3C, SCH4C, SPH4C, SVN3M HHS4U, PSK4U, SBI3U, SBI4U, SCH3U, SCH4U, SPH3U, SPH4U, SVN3M HHS4U, PSK4U, SBI3U, SBI4U, SCH3U, SCH4U, SPH3U, SPH4U, SVN3M HPC3O, SNC4E, SVN3E HPC3O, SNC4E, SVN3E
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector

Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
4 Major Credits Required, A Minimum of 1 Gr. 11 and 1 Gr. 12 Credit, (May Include 1 Coop Credit) HPC3O, HPW3C, PAL3O, PPL3O, SBI3C, SVN3E, TXJ3E PLF4C, PPL4O, SCH4C, SPH4C, TXA4E, TXJ4E HPW3C, HSP3U, NDA3M, SBI3CM HSB4U, NDW4M, PLF4C, SCH4C, SPH4C HSP3U, NDA3M, SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U HSB4U, NDW4M, PSE4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U HPC3O, PAL3O, PPL3O, SVN3E, TXJ3E PPL4O, TXA4E, TXJ4E
English 1 Credit 1 English 1 English 1 English 1 English
Math 1 Credit 1 Math 1 Math 1 Math 1 Math
Gr.11 or Gr.12 Social Sciences and Humanities or Science or Additional Coop Credit HPC3O, HPW3C, SBI3C, SVN3E SCH4C, SPH4C, HPW3C, HSP3U, SBI3C HSB4U, SCH4C, SPH4C HSP3U, SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U HSB4U, SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U HPC3O, SVN3E
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector
Certifications Certifications - Compulsory (4)
Standard First Aid, CPR, WHMIS, Infection Control
Certifications - Electives (3)
Safe Food Handling, Customer Service, Communication Skills, Automated External Defibrillation, Coach/Personal Trainer

Sector-Recognized Certifications and/or Training Courses/Programs

Four Compulsory
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level A Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Infection Control Standard First-Aid
Three electives from the list below
Ambulation, Lifting & Transfer Automated External Defebrillation (AED) Babysitting Behaviour Management
Coach/Personal Trainer Communication Skills Conflict Resolution Customer Service
Ethical Considerations Feeding Assistance Fitness Group Dynamics
Lab Practices Leadership - Group Activities Marine & Wilderness First Aid Medical Terminology
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Personality Inventory Safe Body Mechanics Safe Food Handling - Basic
Waste Management

Notice: elective certification & training offerings vary between schools

Bundle of Grade 11 & 12 Credits

SHSM Credits
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
Health & Wellness Major (may include maximum of 1 Cooperative Education credit) 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr.
English 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Math 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Social Sciences & Humanities or Science or Additional Cooperative Education Credit 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Cooperative Education 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr.
Total Number of Credits 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr.
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