Health Promotion Fundamentals


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student

Department: PT – Continuing Education
Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health; James F. McKenzie – Brad L. Neiger – Rosemary Thackeray
Health Promotion in Canada – Critical Perspectives on Practice, 3rd edition-Canadian Scholar’s Press
Principles of Health Promotion and Education 6th Edition 2015 Pearson Education
Health: The Basics – Sixth Canadian Edition, Rebecca J. Donatelle; Pearson Publishing 2005

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 60 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday


This course will build on Diversity and Inclusiveness. Students will explore the impact of historical and colonial processes and discrimination and racism on the health of indigenous communities. Students will learn how to adapt programs to different cultures and contexts and how to build inclusive communities.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Part 1: Illustrate knowledge of diversity and inclusiveness fundamentals
Part 2: Illustrate how historical and post-colonial policies and their impacts on Indigenous people in Canada influence health promotion action
Part 3: Demonstrate adjusting an intervention to show respect for another culture and to increase the chances for success in that particular community
Part 4: Illustrate the social, cultural and behavioural aspects of indigenous health
Part 5: Demonstrate the required skills to support communities to address racism, internalized oppression, and prejudice

Skill Competencies: Contribute to diversity and inclusiveness by valuing the participation of individuals, groups and communities with different perspectives and experiences to promote health and reduce health inequities.
Knowledge Competencies: Discuss how essential diversity and inclusiveness are to promoting health and reducing health inequities through valuing participation of individuals, groups and communities with different perspectives and experiences.