Graduate studies

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.

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The Master of Arts or Master of Science (MA/MSc) program in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is a two year, research based Master’s program.

The MA/MSc program allows students to work closely with a Faculty advisor that shares similar research interests that 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 your 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.

Master of Science
There are two degree programs, they are in:

  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology

Master of Arts

There are five degree programs, they are in:

  • Community Health
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Leisure Studies
  • Nursing
  • Sport Management

Before you apply, please review our faculty directory to find a supervisor who shares your interests.

NOTE: We are currently accepting applications for the September 2019 start date. Applications are due on February 15.

Master candidates for September 2018 have already been selected. There is no January intake.

The Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) program is designed to train students as leading practitioners in the healthcare system.

Students will acquire an advanced understanding of the latest evidence-based research to improve function, health, and wellness in diverse populations.

The MPK degree is a full-time, 12 month (three term) program encompassing innovative lecture and lab-based coursework, professional development courses, and a unique opportunity for internship placements with diverse populations across the lifespan.

The required course work provides students with advanced knowledge of human movement and fosters professionalism, communication and problem solving skills.

The practicums allow students to work with unique and varying populations, gaining applicable knowledge and practical skills.

Review our program information to learn about the requirements and course descriptions to see if this is the right program for you, https://brocku.ca/webcal/current/graduate/AHSC.html

The Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a fully online Master’s degree designed to train future and current public health specialists.

The MPH Program is tailored to meet the needs of public health professionals, health practitioners and recent postgraduate students with the goal of enhancing their theoretical and applied knowledge through online courses and a practicum.

The MPH degree is delivered to full-time students over 12 months, and part-time students over a maximum of four years.

The exclusive online format of the MPH program provides students with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning techniques that are used to guide instruction and evaluate learning.

The curriculum is built on the foundation of identifying the interdisciplinary elements required to design, implement and effectively manage public health systems.

Review our program information to learn about the requirements and course descriptions to see if this is the right program for you, Current MPH Grad Calendar

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.

Before you apply, please review our faculty directory to find a supervisor who shares your interests.

NOTE: We are currently accepting applications for the September 2019 start date. Applications are due on February 15.

Doctoral candidates for September 2018 have already been selected. There is no January intake.

 

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Getting Started

We encourage you to find an area of study you are passionate about. The best way to do this is for the MA, MSc and PhD programs is to find a supervisor who shares your interests and who will mentor and guide you through the process of earning your degree.

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MPK/MPH program info

For the MPH/MPK programs review the program requirements and course descriptions to see if this is the right program for you.

Graduate calendar

Learn more about admission requirements, degree requirements and course information in the current Graduate Calendar

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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