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Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

Health and wellness are important to your academic success. Here are some resources and tips for how you can take care of yourself.


Don't wait until you are feeling overwhelmed with a personal or academic challenge to seek help. Student Services offers supportive and confidential counselling delivered by professional counsellors.

Student life

Being active and engaged helps increase your overall mental wellness. Find out more about getting involved in Student Life and your Student Association.

Online resources

Find great tips and information on fitness, budgeting, eating right, managing stress and more.

Student health & dental benefits

All full-time students automatically receive health and dental benefits.

Check out what's covered and how to make the most of your plan. View benefits

Opt-out – If you already have comparable coverage, you can opt-out. The deadline to complete an opt-out waiver for students beginning their program in September is September 30. For all other students, the deadline is 30 days from the start of your program.

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International students

In addition to the benefits outlined above, your plan contains some additional benefits which provide you with coverage for emergency related medical treatments. This includes coverage for hospitalization as well as other accident related treatments.

International Opt-out – you may opt out of the emergency portion of your health and dental plan but only if you are covered through Nova Scotia MSI. To discuss our international opt-out, contact our Student Benefits office at .