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Dalhousie University:
School of Health and Human Performance
Introduction to Health Promotion  (HAHP 1000)


This course provides the philosophical and practical scope of the School's unique perspective on health. It includes an examination of theories, research, politics and practices that have helped to define health, and health promotion as an umbrella for health-related activities. An historical perspective of health and healthcare is offered and current international, national and local issues are considered. Also included is an introduction to the professional streams offered in the School and how they fit into health promotion and the Canadian healthcare system.


Program Planning and Evaluation  (HPRO 2361)


Designing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs is fundamental to both leisure services and health promotion. Both disciplines develop programs to enhance the quality of life for individuals, groups and communities. This course reviews the principles of program planning, various program planning models, and examples of programs that are pertinent to leisure services and health education/promotion. The planning process will include issues such as targeting specific populations, scanning for needs and assets, partnering, managing stakeholder relationships, and evaluation.


Current Teaching

Paula is currently teaching in the Department of Health Sciences at Brock University. She also teaches in the Master of Public Health program.


Click here to see a list of courses she's teaching including course descriptions and syllabi.

Past Courses

Paula has taught at several institutions. Click here to see a list of courses she has taught in the past. Some course descriptions and syllabi are included.

Brock University Award for Excellence in Teaching for Early Career Faculty

"Whether it’s bringing in a guest speaker or going into the community for research projects, the Department of Health Sciences professor brings experiential learning into the classroom as much as possible."

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