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Health & Physical Education

​In the Health & Physical Education Department we strive to inspire students to live healthy, active lives. Our courses are designed for students of various abilities. We want students to develop a holistic understanding of health and wellness that will benefit them during their adolescence and beyond. Students interested in health-related post-secondary and career options can build their knowledge and experience through our range of courses.

HPE Department Goals

  • Provide a  balanced instructional program that includes a wide variety of enjoyable physical activities that encourage lifelong participation and physical literacy

  • Promote a healthy and active school as part of the SCDSB Fit For Life Vision

  • Encourage the overall wellness of each student- improving holistic health (physical, social, spiritual, mental)

Courses we offer:

Healthy Active Living Education
Grades 9-12 - Open

- Personal and Fitness Activities
Grades 10-12

- Kinesiology
Grade 12 - University Preparation

Recreation and Fitness Leadership
Grade 12 - College or University Preparation

*New for September 2022: Specialist High Skills Major: Health and Wellness

What is SHSM Health and Wellness:

The Health and Wellness/Sports SHSM program at Nantyr Shores allows you to customize your timetable with courses that suit your needs and interests.  

It will prepare you for post-secondary opportunities related to Health and Wellness such as: Health Sciences, Nutrition, Physiotherapy or Chiropractic, Fitness and Personal training, Event Planning, Broadcasting, Sport Marketing, Coaching, and many more!

This program includes:

  • A bundle of Health and Wellness related credits over the course of grade 11 and 12 

  • A variety of mandatory and optional certifications including First Aid and CPR, Concussion Training, Personal Training, Mental Health Awareness and others.  

  • Experiential Learning and Career Exploration - job shadowing, interviews, excursions

  • Reach Ahead Opportunities - activities related to the student’s post-secondary plans

  • Sector-Partnered Experience - Innovation training related to Health and Wellness

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