Why choose Health Promotion at Dal?

Health promotion is about encouraging the health and well-being of individuals and their communities. It draws from such diverse disciplines as communications, epidemiology, marketing, medicine, psychology, sociology, and statistics.

Our program is unique in Canada. We accept only 40 students each year so we can develop a small, strong, well-rounded group of health promotion specialists who work together in the program much as they will in the community. The School of Health and Human Performance’s interprofessional approach to learning means that you'll take a series of HAHP courses with peers in the School's other three programs—Kinesiology, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation Management—as well as courses with students in other Health Professions programs.

Not only will you get to choose between the Community Health Promotion stream and the Health Promotion Research and Policy stream, but at the end of your 4th year you'll also do a 14-week internship that gives you hands-on experience in a professional environment. And you can do it all in Halifax—the centre of medical training and research in Atlantic Canada.

Program details

Bachelor of Science – BSc (Health Promotion)

Program Options

  • BSc (Health Promotion) – 4 years
  • BSc (Health Promotion) Honours option – 4 years
  • 2 different streams in Community Health Promotion, and Health Promotion Research and Policy


Required high school courses:

  • English
  • Biology or Chemistry
  • 3 additional university preparatory courses

See admission requirements for more information.

Application Deadline and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2017/18

  • March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Class Size

  • Most core courses range from 20-40 students
  • Certain introductory classes are in other disciplines and are therefore larger

Tuition Fees

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Residence & Housing

Whether you're applying to one of our residence halls or you’re looking for help with an off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie’s Residence and Housing services can help.

Housing options

  • Meal plans
  • Dorm-style traditional residences
  • Apartment-style, non-traditional
  • Off-campus housing