For the public health care system in Canada to function effectively both the social and physical determinants of health at the individual and societal level need to be understood in the context of health education, health policy, community health, and epidemiology.
The Health Studies program teaches core competencies in health processes (e.g. implementation of programs and policies), health content (e.g. nutrition, sexuality), and supporting knowledge and concepts fundamental to the evaluation of health (e.g. behaviour, lifestyle choices).
- Addictions research;
- adventure-based medicine;
- athletic administration/therapy;
- complementary medicine;
- fitness and lifestyle counseling;
- genetic counseling;
- health administration;
- hotel, spa, resort development;
- and midwifery.