Health Promotion

Degree Options

Master of Science (MSc)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Career Opportunities
  • Community-Based Physical Activity Programmer
  • Federal and Provincial Government Health Policy Development and Implementation
  • Academia
  • Health Promotion Consultant for hospitals
  • Community-Based Health Promotion Program Manager


Program Highlights


In health promotion, we assume a comprehensive, multi-level view of health and health determinants. We approach problems and issues in a multidisciplinary, applied way, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies in our work. Our work aims to inform health promotion interventions and wider efforts to promote social justice and change. Investigation occurs in a range of public health topics, including physical activity, food security, substance use, and sexual risk behaviours.


Students in health promotion are provided with the training to investigate issues that affect the health of individuals, groups, and communities.  They learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate public health interventions.

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Eligible students are required to apply to the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) program; the CGSM Master's Tri-Council Funding (CIHR/SSHRC or Tri-Council Doctoral Funding;  and other external agencies that fund graduate students.


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