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Career opportunities

Make a difference

The opportunities for Health Promotion graduates are growing as governments, organizations, and private businesses see the value of preventative health and enhancing wellness. And since our students not only learn the theory, but also put it to practice in real-world situations, they are well prepared for exciting careers in many areas where health has an impact on people’s lives.

Our graduates have gone on to start careers in the following positions:

  • Community health worker
  • Community school/health worker
  • Education coordinator for community agency
  • Health consultant
  • Health educator for community organization
  • Health policy analyst
  • Health program specialist
  • Health promoter for chronic disease and injury prevention agency
  • Health promotion coordinator
  • Health research coordinator
  • Natural health products submission coordinator
  • Policy and research administrator
  • Regional health educator for wellness coalition
  • Social marketing coordinator
  • Child injury health promotion specialist

Our graduates can be found at the following organizations:

  • 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
  • Nova Scotia Capital Health District
  • Nova Scotia 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 & Labrador Department of Health
  • Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS