Graduate Studies in Applied Health Sciences

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Graduate Studies in Applied Health Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Graduate Program.

 

We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce the Graduate Program, the fields of study, and the graduate faculty.

Our graduate program, which has expanded considerably over the past 10 years, gives students the opportunity to conduct original research on a topic of their choice in a wide range of areas. Students admitted to the Program work closely with a supervisor, who matches the student's area of interest, and an advisory team, who ensure that individual student goals and expectations are developed and met.

Prospective students are encouraged to explore the listing of faculty research interests, and to contact possible supervisors to discuss mutual research interests.

The Master’s Program offers both Master’s of Arts (approved fields - community health, leisure studies, physical education and health, sport management) and Master’s of Science (approved fields - health science, kinesiology) degrees. Both the MA and MSc are 2-year programs, with each student taking four courses and undertaking a research project that culminates in the writing and defence of a thesis. All Master’s students are provided with a Brock Graduate Scholarship and a Teaching Assistantship in one of the Faculty’s five Departments at entry.

The PhD Program is a 4-year program (approved fields - behavioural and population health, health biosciences, social and cultural health studies), with each student taking four courses, undergoing a comprehensive exam in his/her area of research, and undertaking a program of research that culminates in the writing and defence of a dissertation. All PhD students are provided with a Brock Graduate Scholarship, a Research Fellowship, and a Teaching Assistantship in one of the Faculty’s five Departments at entry.

The graduate faculty consists of 80+ dedicated faculty, with each field of study having 10-15 full-time faculty involved in graduate supervision to provide a critical mass of faculty to present graduate level courses in each area and to mentor students in the research process. At present, our faculty supervise approximately 70 master's and 20 doctoral students at various stages of degree completion.

The research facilities for all areas of study have been recently expanded, with state-of-the-art equipment in each lab, dedicated space for graduate students, access to the latest computer hardware and software. Dedicated research technicians and IT support personnel are available to develop and maintain research equipment, and to help with data collection.

Detailed information about our fields of study, faculty, research facilities, and the application process can be found throughout our web pages.