Health & Wellness

What is the Health & Wellness SHSM Program?

As Canada's population ages, the demand for healthcare professionals is increasing.  The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Health & Wellness prepares students to pursue occupations in a broad range of health & medical-related fields, including kinesiologist, child care worker, fitness instructor, doctor, nurse, veterinary technician, hospital porter and medical technician are just some of the numerous occupations that the SHSM Health & Wellness program prepares students to pursue.

At Aldershot, we offer the Health & Wellness SHSM: Focus on Fitness program.  Students earn four (4) credits in one semester: Grade 12 Kinesiology (course code PSK4U); Grade 12 Fitness and Leadership (course code PLF4M CPR); and, Industry experience (two co-op credits). 

Students have the opportunity to be certified in:

For more information about this SHSM program, please watch the video below, visit the HDSB Pathways website or reach out to the Health and Wellness: Focus on Fitness Program lead teacher Ms. Greenslade -

Dec 2021 New SHSM presentation (1).mp4