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Introducing the Certificate in Health, Wellness & Sport in Society

Certificate in Health, Wellness & Sport in Society (CHWSS) is an interdisciplinary certificate administered by the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Sport and Health. It is a collaborative venture delivered through the coordinated efforts of several academic departments throughout the Faculty of Arts.

Application Deadline: June 2017

Course Offerings Begin: January 2018

Apply Now: Health, Wellness & Sport in Society Application

Completed forms can be taken directly to BA Advising Centre (MM 214B)  

Who Should Take the Certificate?

The Certificate is designed for students who wish to improve their knowledge of health, wellness and sport in their social context. The certificate option will be attractive to students who wish to follow an intense but defined interdisciplinary curriculum that combines a variety of academic disciplines into a defined programme of study.

What Else Do I Need to Know to Apply?

Students must be majoring in another Department or Programme at Saint Mary’s. The Certificate is intended to complement existing programs of study, while providing students with an additional academic experience.  There is a special focus on interdisciplinarity and on experiential learning in the Certificate. Students will have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours before entering the program and they must achieve a minimum grade of B (3.00) in HWSS 2000 to continue in the program.

What Can I Do With the Certificate?

This is an academic program, intended to provide students with a way to organize their interest in health, wellness and sport, while obtaining a solid foundation in the social sciences and humanities. The Certificate will provide students with the opportunity to prepare themselves for further study in a variety of academic disciplines and help to prepare them for careers in related fields.

What courses do I have to take?

Students in the Certificate programme will be required to complete 24 credit hours. The credits are divided into three categories to give the programme its structure and to ensure its interdisciplinarity. Nine credit hours are required courses, six credit hours come from a list of approved courses, and nine credit hours may be selected from a range of existing courses in the Faculty of Arts (and yes, some courses will count toward both the Certificate and your Major!).