VIU launches health promotion program with focus on Aboriginal communities

July 29, 2015

Vancouver Island University has created the Community Health Promotion for Aboriginal Communities certificate program, in collaboration with the Inter Tribal Health Authority (ITHA). The new program, being launched at VIU’s Parksville/Qualicum Centre, is reportedly the first of its kind in BC. Students will gain introductory skills in community health education, health promotion, injury prevention, and community development within Aboriginal communities; students will also complete a practice-based experience through ITHA or the First Nations Health Authority. The provincial government provided almost $100,000 for the development and first delivery of the program, which will be offered in a blended format with both online and weekend courses. VIU