Health Promotion

Health Promotion


Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Health is a multidimensional concept that can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

Students from the field of health promotion will become familiar with various health promotion applications and research. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Behaviour change strategies
  • Approaches involving healthy lifestyle education
  • Advocacy and empowerment strategies
  • Community development/participatory action
  • Social marketing
  • Relevant policy and programming

Field Leaders

Jen Irwin, PhD
School of Health Studies
jenirwin@uwo.ca

Shauna Burke, PhD
School of Health Studies
sburke9@uwo.ca

Students must complete three mandatory half-credit courses, one from each of the following categories:

Students must attend and participate in Seminar Milestones:

In addition, all PhD students must pass a formal comprehensive examination as a requirement of the program.

Schedule & Milestones