Graduate studies – MA, MSc, PhD

Graduate studies in Applied Health Sciences at Brock means you’ll study with some of the best academics and professionals in their fields.

We provide unique opportunities for small group learning, interaction with faculty and hands-on research experience.

Our students gain in-depth training, knowledge and research experience through their thesis work or practicums while also benefiting from the broad, cross-disciplinary approach followed not only in the course work, but also in the scope and diversity of the research options available.

Learn more about our programs

The Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) programs in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is a two-year, research based graduate degree opportunity. 

The MA/MSc program allows students to work closely with a Faculty advisor that shares similar research interests who will mentor and guide you through the process of earning your Master’s degree. 

You will gain in-depth training, knowledge and research experience through thesis work, while also benefiting from the cross-disciplinary approach in course work. 

Completing your MA or MSc at Brock will foster your ability to conduct high quality research in your respected discipline, expand your understanding of concepts, theories and practices, gain knowledge and enhance your abilities to disseminate new knowledge to a broad audience. 

We are currently accepting applications for the September 2023 start date. Applications are due on February 15.  

Before you apply,  

  1. Please review the supervisor web profiles under each degree stream to learn who shares your interests.  
  1. Prospective students are to contact possible supervisors to discuss mutual research interests before applying. 

Master of Science 

There are two degree programs, they are: 

Health Sciences 

Brent E. Faught  

Asif Khowaja  

Madelyn Law  

Paul LeBlanc  

Jian (Jason) Liu  

Adam J. MacNeil  

Rebecca MacPherson  

Deborah O’Leary  

Karen Patte  

William Pickett  

Ana Sanchez  

Newman Sze  

Evangelia L. Tsiani  

Terrance J. Wade  

Hui Di Wang  

Wendy Ward  

Kinesiology 

Allan Adkin 

Shawn Beaudette  

Stephen S. Cheung 

Nicole Chimera 

David Ditor 

Val Andrew Fajardo 

Bareket Falk 

David Gabriel 

Kimberley Gammage 

William Gittings 

Nathan Hall 

Michael Holmes 

Stephen Klassen 

Nota Klentrou 

Sean Locke 

Kelly Lockwood 

Diane Mack 

Jae Patterson 

Brian Roy 

Philip Sullivan 

Craig Tokuno 

Réné Vandenboom 

Wendy Ward 

Philip Wilson 

Master of Arts 

There are six degree programs, they are: 

Community Health 

Manal Alzghoul  

Anthony F. Bogaert 

Joanne Crawford  

Pauli Gardner 

Alisa Grigorovich 

Madelyn P. Law  

Kelli-an Lawrance 

Dan Malleck 

Lynn McCleary  

Valerie Michaelson 

Miya Narushima 

Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy  

Constance Schumacher  

Terrance J. Wade 

Health and Physical Education 

Maureen Connolly 

Cosby, Jarold (on leave) 

Tim Fletcher 

Nathan Hall 

Sean Locke 

Ken Lodewyk 

Rob Millington 

Ian Ritchie 

Danny Rosenberg 

Philip Sullivan 

Cathy van Ingen 

Philip Wilson  

 

Leisure, Health, and Wellbeing  

Martha Barnes 

Corliss Bean  

Sanghee Chun 

Scott Forrester 

Alisa Grigorovich 

Colleen Hood 

Pei-Chun Hsieh 

Garrett Hutson  

Tim O’Connell  

Kyle Rich  

Erin Sharpe
 

Shalini Singh  

Colleen Whyte  

Nursing 

Manal Alzghoul  

Joanne Crawford  

Vanessa Silva e Silva

Kathryn Halverson  

Farhana Madhani  

Lynn McCleary  

Jane Moore  

Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy  

Dawn Prentice  

Zaida Rahaman  

Jenn Salfi  

Constance Schumacher  

Vanessa Silva e Silva 

Karyn Taplay  

Recreation, Sport, and Community 

Martha Barnes 

Corliss Bean  

Sanghee Chun 

Scott Forrester 

Alisa Grigorovich 

Colleen Hood 

Pei-Chun Hsieh 

Garrett Hutson  

Tim O’Connell  

Kyle Rich  

Erin Sharpe
 

Shalini Singh  

Colleen Whyte  

Sport Management 

Nick Burton  

Chris Chard  

Laura Cousens  

Michele K. Donnelly  

Curtis Fogel  

Craig Hyatt  

Shannon Kerwin  

Lisa Kikulis  

Cheryl Mallen  

Brad Millington  

Michael Naraine  

Kyle Rich  

Olan Scott 

Kirsty Spence  

Julie Stevens 

Dawn Trussell 

Michael Van Bussel 

There is no January intake

A Doctoral degree in Applied Health Sciences is a 4-year program in one of the following fields.

  • Behavioural and population health,
  • Health biosciences,
  • Social and cultural health studies

Our students will gain in-depth training, knowledge, and research experience through their thesis work while also benefiting from the broad, cross-disciplinary approach followed not only in the course work but in the scope and diversity of the research options available.

All doctoral 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.

We are currently accepting applications for the September 2023 start date. Applications are due on February 15.

Before you apply,

  1. Please review the supervisor web profiles under each degree stream to learn who shares your interests.
  2. Prospective students are to contact possible supervisors to discuss mutual research interests before applying.

Behavioural & Population Health (AHBP)

Corliss Bean

Anthony F. Bogaert

Brent E. Faught

Kimberley Gammage

Madelyn P. Law

Kelli-an Lawrance

Jian (Jason) Liu

Sean Locke

Diane Mack

Karen Patte

William Pickett

Dawn Prentice

Philip Sullivan

Terrance J. Wade

Philip Wilson

Health Biosciences (AHHB)

Allan Adkin

Shawn Beaudette

Stephen S. Cheung

David Ditor

Val Andrew Fajardo

Bareket Falk

David Gabriel

Michael Holmes

Nota Klentrou

Paul LeBlanc

Kelly Lockwood

Adam J. MacNeil

Rebecca MacPherson

Deborah O’Leary

Brian Roy

Ana Sanchez

Newman Sze

Craig Tokuno

Evangelia L. Tsiani

Réné Vandenboom

Hui Di Wang

Wendy Ward

Social & Cultural Health Studies (AHSO)

Maureen Connolly

Cosby, Jarold (on leave)

Tim Fletcher

Curtis Fogel

Colleen Hood

Shannon Kerwin

Lisa Kikulis

Ken Lodewyk

Lynn McCleary

Brad Millington

Tim O’Connell

Erin Sharpe

Julie Stevens

Dawn Trussell

Cathy van Ingen

Colleen Whyte

 

How to Apply

Visit the Brock University Next Step page for everything you need to know about the application process for our masters and doctorate programs.

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