In the Applied Health Sciences graduate programs, we want you to be successful.
Here is some useful faculty-specific program information to help ensure you stay on track in your studies.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the resources on this site, including important dates and forms that you will need to complete.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies has information and resources to help you navigate becoming a successful new student.
Graduate programs in Applied Health Sciences offers a unique educational opportunity that emphasizes an individualized program of study. To help ensure you have all of the information you need to successfully complete your degree, please review your student handbook.
All MA/MSc and PhD students are expected to begin their progress form and submit it to the FAHS Graduate Student Office located in STH 439 by September 15 of the first year in the program.
Students are then expected to update the form in-person regularly as key milestones are met.
Please go to STH 439 to complete these steps.
Note: Full-time MA/MSc and PhD students, once registered, must maintain continuous registration in each term until all degree requirements have been fulfilled.
Financing your Education
There are a number of financial services and funding opportunities available to help you become a successful student.
Graduate Studies Financial Resources
Student Loans (OSAP)
As a graduate student, you can apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program.
You can also choose to apply to OSAP as a full-time student.
As a graduate student, you need to apply for OSAP on a per term basis, not per year.
Your graduate and entrance fellowship is submitted by the student awards and financial aid office to OSAP on your behalf. Therefore, it is your responsibility to only claim what you expect to earn per term. (For example, if you are making $750, then you would claim $375 per term.) Failure to do so may impact the estimated amount OSAP will allocate for you.
Please be sure to read the application instructions carefully.
OSAP inquiries can be addressed by contacting email@example.com or by visiting Brock Central (Registrar’s Office).
As a graduate student, you may be eligible for financial support to attend conferences or receive reimbursement if you are required to travel as part of your graduate program. To determine if you qualify, please read the travel policy and application carefully.
There are a number of things you need to accomplish while working on your degree. To help you stay on schedule, a list of timelines is available in your student handbooks, while other information can be found here and in the quick links below.
Scheduling your thesis defence
- Timeline and Procedures for Scheduling a Masters or Doctoral Defence
- Final Stage Status forms
- Thesis Submission – Required Forms
- Application to Transfer from a Masters program to a Doctoral program
Want to Apply to graduate?
The deadline for Application to Graduate is February 1 (Spring) for the June Convocation and July 1 (Fall) for the October Convocation. Students must meet the thesis completion deadline as outlined in the Schedule of Important Dates.
- How many courses are in the MPK program?
The MPK program requires the successful completion of ten (10) half-credit (0.5) courses, which includes three (3) 150 hour practicum courses. More >>
- How many practicums are there? How long is each practicum?
There are three (3) practicum courses which incorporate a diverse variety of populations. Each practicum is 150 hours in length.
- Where can I complete my practicums?
Current practicum sites include: physiotherapy clinics, athletic therapy clinics, recreation programs, adapted physical education and movement programs, health promotion, and high performance training.
- How do I find a practicum position?
Practicum positions are posted on an internal site for MPK students. Students are required to apply to the specific practicum site/community partner, and will participate in an interview. Successful applicants are chosen by the community partner.
- How many courses are in the MPH program?
The MPH program requires the successful completion of the program, 11 half-credit (0.5) courses, which includes a 16-week mandatory practicum.
- How long is the practicum?
The practicum is completed in the last semester of study, and must be 420 hours in length.
- Where can I complete my practicum?
Master of Public Health practicums can be completed in a healthcare professional organization (i.e. regional public health office, hospital, hospice, medical offices, community organization, etc.)
- How do I find a Practicum position?
MPH students are required to find their own practicums. If a student is experiencing difficulty securing a practicum, they are to contact the Experiential Education Coordinator, Graduate Studies, FAHS for assistance.
Are students required to be registered in AHSC 5F90/AHSC 7F90?
Yes, all full-time and part-time MA/MSc/PhD students are required to register in AHSC 5F90 (Master’s Research/Thesis) and AHSC 7F90 (Doctoral Research/Thesis) before the start of each term to maintain your status
Where can I find information on necessary graduate student forms?
The Faculty of Graduate Studies has all of the forms required for your program including information on financial support, thesis completion, graduation, and more.
The Graduate Seminar Series is intended to provide students with an overview of evidence-based thinking via research conducted with an applied health science focus. This seminar is an opportunity to develop knowledge mobilization skills pertaining to disseminating research ideas. All faculty and post-docs are welcome to attend.
Graduate Programs Office
Graduate Program Coordinator (MA, MSc, PhD)
Office: STH 439
905 688 5550 x4797
Graduate Officer, Professional Programs (MPK, MPH)
Office: STH 438
905 688 5550 x3934
Experiential Learning Coordinator, Graduate Programs
Office: STH 434
905 688 5550 x4143