Health and Wellness professionals are vital members of the health management team. They relay pertinent information using basic terminology and various communication techniques to help patients and their families better understand the messages and directions they are receiving from health care professionals. Program graduates will have exceptional communication skills and are able to act as a liaison between patients and health care providers. They possess the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to interact with patients of all ages and ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The roles and responsibilities of health and wellness promotion professionals include planning, delivering, and evaluating patient education. They may also engage in health promotion campaigns in schools, hospitals and the wider community. This role requires a high level of ethical and professional competence.