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Career opportunities

Promoting health in myriad ways

As a graduate of the MA Health Promotion program, you'll be able to apply your theory and practical knowledge in a variety of settings. You could assist in health program and policy development - and implementation - at the individual, community, government, and global levels. Whatever your career, you can be sure your expertise will have a positive effect on people's lives.

Possible areas of employment

  • international organizations
  • medical institutions
  • community organizations
  • government agencies (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • private industry
  • academic institutions

Posible positions/job titles

  • community health worker
  • school health worker
  • education coordinator
  • health consultant
  • health educator
  • health program specialist
  • health policy analyst
  • health promoter - prevention of chronic disease
  • health promoter - prevention of injury
  • health promotion coordinator
  • health research coordinator
  • natural health products submission coordinator
  • policy and research administrator
  • regional health educator
  • social marketing coordinator

Organizations where graduates have found jobs

  • AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
  • Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Cape Breton Wellness Centre
  • NS Capital Health District
  • NS Capital Health Addiction Services
  • Central Regional Health Board
  • Community Health Boards (various locales)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Heart Health Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Department of Health (various units)
  • Nova Scotia Public Health Service
  • Smoke-Free Nova Scotia
  • Health Canada
  • Alberta Cancer Society
  • Newfoundland Department of Health
  • NS Department of Health Promotion and Protection
  • Public Health Agency of Canada¬†
  • NS Advisory Commission on AIDS