Dalhousie University

School of Health and Human Performance

Health Promotion


Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building

5850 College Street

Halifax, NS






Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA - Health Promotion

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Health promotion has several elements. At the individual level, health promotion focuses on primary prevention, that is preventing problem health issues before they arise. It also addresses secondary prevention, that is the warning signs and preventative measures that encourage individuals to seek help. As well as intervening to prevent health problems, health promotion encourages wellness for individuals and communities. Health promotion's focus on community issues emphasizes the close connection of health to underlying societal problems, such as poverty and unequal access to health care. These determinants of health underpin the approach that the Dalhousie program takes to addressing health needs. Health promotion encourages the development of program and policy strategies to address health needs. In the graduate program, global meets local. From an Arts and Social Science perspective, we develop scholars who combine theory, practice and research in health to address issues related to diversity and social justice.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

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