Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)

***The Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) is no longer accepting new students as the program has been revised and is now being offered as the Bachelor of Health Promotion, starting in September 2022.  Students who were previously admitted to the BScHP should continue to follow the curriculum as outlined in the BScHP.  Students admitted for September 2022 will find degree and curriculum details listed under the Bachelor of Health Promotion listing in the calendar.***

The Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) is a four-year degree program. The goal of health promotion is to educate health promotion professionals in promoting, maintaining and improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. As a profession, Health Promotion is principally devoted to employing health promotion processes and to fostering healthy behaviors.

The responsibilities of health promoters include: assessing health promotion needs; planning, conducting and evaluating health promotion programs; coordinating health promotion activities and resources; promoting health throughout the community; and professional development.

The BSc (Health Promotion) program guides students in attaining: (1) knowledge, attitudes and practices conducive to a healthy lifestyle; (2) professional preparation for a career in community health promotion; and (3) academic preparation for advanced study and research in health promotion or health-related fields.

Program of Study

NOTE: On admission into the BSc (Health Promotion) program, all students will be issued a Program of Studies Form. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all of the requirements for the degree as outlined on the form are completed for graduation.

Required Courses - BSc (Health Promotion)

Stream Requirements

Common Year One

HPRO 1000.03 3
HPRO 1195.03 3
ANAT 1020.03 3
ENGL 1100.03 3
STAT 1060.03 3

PHYL 1011.03
PHYL 1012.03

3
3

SOSA 1002.03
SOSA 1003.03

3
3

Open Elective **

3

After the common first year, students will choose either the Community Health Promotion stream or the Health Promotion Research and Policy stream, and will follow the requirements as outlined below.

Community Health Promotion Stream

Year Two

HAHP 2000.03 3
HPRO 2110.03 3
HPRO 2120.03 3
HPRO 2361.03 3
One from List A***  
  HPRO 2255.03, HPRO 4412.03, HPRO 4365.03 3
PSYO 1011 or PSYO 1021 and PSYO 1012 or PSYO 1022 6
Language and Humanities Elective* 3
Writing Requirement***** 6

Year Three

HAHP 3000.03 3
HAHP 3100.03 3
HPRO 3397.03 3
HPRO 3325.03 3
One from List B***  
  HPRO 3335.03, HPRO 3345.03, HPRO 3351.03 3
Open Electives** 9
Health Related Elective(s)**** 6

Year Four

One from List A***  
  HPRO 2255.03, HPRO 4412.03, HPRO 4365.03 3
One from List B***  
  HPRO 3335.03, HPRO 3345.03, HPRO 3351.03 3
HPRO 4450.03 3
Open Elective(s)** 6
HPRO 4495.15 15

Health Promotion Research and Policy Stream

Year Two

HAHP 2000.03 3
HPRO 2110.03 3
HPRO 2120.03 3
HPRO 2361.03 3
PSYO 1011 or PSYO 1021 and PSYO 1012 or PSYO 1022 6
Language and Humanities Elective* 3
Writing Requirement***** 6
Open Elective** 3

Year Three

HAHP 3000.03 3
HAHP 3100.03 3
HPRO 3397.03 3
HPRO 4101.03 3
One from List C***  
HPRO 3360.03, HPRO 3370.03 3
Open Elective** 3
Health Related Electives**** 12

Year Four

Health Related Elective**** 9
Open Elective(s)** 6
HPRO 4495.15 15



* Language/Humanities Elective - see list under Degree Requirements Section in the Academic Calendar.
** Open Electives can be chosen from any available course at Dalhousie
***Students in the Research and Policy Stream must take one course from List C: HPRO 3360 or HPRO 3370.  Students in the Community Health Promotion Stream must complete: Two courses from List A: HPRO 2255, HPRO 4412, or HPRO 4365; Two courses from List B: HPRO 3335, HPRO 3345, or HPRO 3351.
**** Health Related Electives - To ensure the courses you select fill this requirement, please check with an advisor.
***** See list of writing requirement courses under Degree Requirements Section in the Academic Calendar.

At graduation, valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certification are required.