Humber’s Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness degree program is a unique honours program, the first of its kind in Canada. You will explore various specialized areas including the most current developments in evidence-informed, interprofessional practice within a business-oriented framework.
This program is multi-disciplinary in nature, drawing from the fields of leadership; mental, physical, and psychological health; business and communication; and knowledge translation. All combined, students acquire the competencies to deliver proactive, effective workplace health and wellness programs within organizational settings. Together, these programs will promote employee health, workplace culture, employee engagement and retention.
Principles of equity, effective change management, diversity, ethical and legal practices, and knowledge translation are the foundation of your learning.
A team approach to learning collaboratively is key and is emphasized in the classroom.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Evaluate determinants of workplace health and wellness in order to make evidence-informed decisions, which are supported by theoretical and practical knowledge of key health and wellness concepts.
Employ appropriate methodologies for research, dissemination of information, program planning, implementation and renewal, problem-solving, interprofessional education and collaboration and project management.
Apply ethical, evidence-informed strategies to develop and sustain inclusionary proactive and reactive practices, which support continuous improvements in workplace health and wellness.
Communicate health and wellness messages effectively in a variety of traditional and innovative media modalities.
Develop habits of mind, which demonstrate awareness of the scope and limits of professional practice.
Demonstrate responsible leadership, accountability and effective collaboration, modeling the embodiment of personal and workplace health and wellness principles.
You will participate in one mandatory paid or unpaid work placement to gain 14 weeks of full-time professional work experience. The placement will occur in diverse settings such as for-profit or not-for-profit enterprises, health and wellness consulting firms, governmental or educational institutions, or other health and wellness businesses.
The experience will enhance the theoretical learning in the program and you will gain the hands-on skills required to successfully develop, evaluate and implement a workplace health and wellness initiative.
Well-equipped labs feature leading-edge equipment, will aid in you gaining practical experience.
Growing research supports the benefits and return on investment for workplace wellness programs, therefore Canadian employers are increasing their interest and investment in these initiatives. Graduates will be competitive candidates for health and wellness positions in an array of workplaces. Possible employment opportunities include working as an entrepreneur in the workplace health and wellness industry or working as a member of a health and wellness team within privately funded (i.e., corporate wellness programs) and publicly funded programs (i.e., public health).
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