2006-2007 Graduate Calendar

Applied Health Sciences  
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences Fields of Specialization: Community Health Health and Physical Education Leisure Studies Sport Management  
Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
Fields of Specialization: Health Sciences Kinesiology Faculty Dean John Corlett Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Faculty Associate Dean Mike Plyley Faculty of Applied Health Sciences  
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Professors Anthony Bogaert (Community Health Sciences), Maureen Connolly (Physical Education & Kinesiology), John Corlett (Physical Education & Kinesiology), John Hay (Community Health Sciences), Peggy Hutchison (Recreation & Leisure Studies) Anna Lathrop (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Mike Plyley (Physical Education & Kinesiology) Associate Professors Lorne Adams (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Susan Arai (Community Health Sciences), Paulette Côté (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Laura Cousens (Sport Management), Bareket Falk (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Brent Faught (Community Health Sciences), Hilary Findlay (Sport Management), Nancy Francis (Physical Education & Kinesiology), David Gabriel (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Kimberley Gammage (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Ann Marie Guilmette (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Colleen Hood (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Brian Jeynes (Community Health Sciences), Lisa Kikulis (Sport Management), Panagiota Klentrou (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Suzie Lane (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Kelli-an Lawrance (Community Health Sciences), Jason Liu (Community Health Sciences), Kelly Lockwood (Community Health Sciences), Diane Mack (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Joanne MacLean (Sport Management), Jamie Mandigo (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Tim O'Connell (Recreation & Physical Education), Sandra Peters (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Lynn Rempel (Nursing), Ian Ritchie (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Linda Ritchie (Nursing), Danny Rosenberg (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Brian Roy (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Ana Sanchez (Community HealthSciences), Shalini Singh (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Julie Stevens (Sport Management), Philip Sullivan (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Martin Tammemagi (Community Health Sciences), Lucie Thibault (Sport Management), Evangelia Tsiani (Community Health Sciences), Terry Wade (Community Health Sciences), Hui Di Wang (Community Health Sciences), John Yardley (Recreation & Leisure Studies) Assistant Professors Allan Adkin (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Martha Barnes (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Cheri Bradish (Sport Management), Jarold Cosby (Physical Education & Kinesiology), David Ditor (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Scott Forrester (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Gail Frost (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Craig Hyatt (Sport Management), Paula JohnsonTew (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Paul LeBlanc (Community Health Sciences), Heather-Lee Kilty (Nursing), Ken Lodeywk (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Melanie MacNeil (Nursing), Dan Malleck (Community Health Sciences), Lynn McCleary (Nursing), Miya Narushima (Community Health Sciences), Deborah O'Leary (Community Health Sciences), Jae Patterson (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Dawn Prentice (Nursing), Erin Sharpe (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Kirsty Spence (Sport Management), Glenn Stalker (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Rene Vandenboom, (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Cathy van Ingen (Physical Education & Kinesiology), Phil Wilson (Physical Education & Kinesiology) Adjunct Professors Andy Anderson (University of Toronto), John Cairney (University of Toronto), Theodoros Tsakiridis (McMaster Medical Centre), Russ Tupling (University of Waterloo) Administrative Assistant Bev Minor 905-688-5550, extension 4797 Walker Complex 285 http://www.brocku.ca/fahs/gradprgm.htm  
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The Master's program in Applied Health Sciences offers Master's of Arts degrees with the fields of Community Health, Health and Physical Education, Leisure Studies and Sport Management, and Master's of Science degrees with the fields of Health Sciences and Kinesiology. Students receive a unique educational experience which combines mentorship of the student by a faculty supervisor and extensive small group work with fellow students and faculty from each of the five academic departments represented in the program: Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Physical Education and Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Management. Students will gain in-depth training, knowledge and research experience through their thesis work while also benefiting from the broad, cross-disciplinary approach followed in the course work. The advanced course work and strong research experience are intended to prepare students to continue their graduate training at the doctoral level. Students will also be prepared to pursue the wide variety of career possibilities in health, kinesiology, recreation, and sport management. The objectives of the program are: a)to foster students' ability to do high quality, scientifically rigorous research in their discipline; b)to expand their understanding of concepts, theories and practices in their discipline such that they can successfully advance to doctoral studies; c)to provide the knowledge base and skills to analyze and evaluate programs, policies, environmental issues, and organizational structures related to applied health sciences; d)to enhance students' abilities to apply and disseminate new knowledge and practices to colleagues, practitioners, policy makers/analysts, and other professionals in applied health sciences.  
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Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline (For example, Health Studies, Nursing, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Kinesiology or Sport Management), with an overall average of not less than 75%. Students with an Honour's Bachelor degree in such related fields as Psychology, Planning, Sociology, Gerontology, Social Work, Biology and Business may also be eligible, although additional course work may be required. Applicants must have undergraduate preparation in research methods in either quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate research methods course and/or an undergraduate data analysis course may be admitted to the program as a transition student. These students, however, must successfully complete, at the undergraduate level, the research methods and/or data analysis course within the first two terms in order to continue in the program. Agreement from a faculty advisor to supervise the student is also required for admission to the program. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Individuals interested in part-time study should consult with the Graduate Program Director.  
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Basic degree requirements include the successful completion of at least four half course credits and a research project that culminates in a thesis. The research project for the thesis will be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. The courses will be chosen in consultation with the candidate's advisor, but normally will include: AHSC 5P00; one of AHSC 5P07 or AHSC 5P17; and two half-credit course electives. Students may choose a Selected Research Topic or Directed Study course, or a graduate level course (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from any graduate department in the University, to fulfill their two elective course requirements. Students normally register for AHSC 5P00 and one of either AHSC 5P07 or AHSC 5P17 in the first semester of study and two number 5(alpha)xx - level courses in the second semester of study. Students are expected to complete their course requirements within the first three terms of study, and conclude all requirements within six academic terms (two years).  
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A thesis proposal will be required of all MA/MSc students in the program. The proposal should contain a detailed statement of the research problem and significance in terms of its contribution to knowledge and/or practice, a precise account of the methodology or research techniques to be employed, plus an outline of the proposed data analysis procedures to be used. The student will be required to present and defend this proposal before the student's thesis advisory committee. The final thesis based on the completed research must also be successfully defended to satisfy the thesis requirement.  
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The minimum residency requirement for the MA/MSc program is one year (3 academic terms) of full-time study.  
Fields of study Go to top of document
Students will pursue their studies with an emphasis in one of the six fields within the graduate program (Community Health, Health and Physical Education, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Leisure Studies, Sport Management). The nature and topic of the research project undertaken by the student will determine the choice of faculty advisor and the subsequent degree specification.  
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Students must have their course selections approved by the Graduate Program Director each term. Refer to the Timetable for scheduling information: Note: Not all courses are offered every session. http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/guides/grad/timetable/terms.php AHSC 5F90 MA/MSc Research and Thesis A research project involving the preparation and defence of a thesis proposal and a final thesis report which demonstrate a capacity for independent work. The thesis shall be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member and both the proposal and final thesis shall be defended at an oral examination. AHSC 5P00 Philosophical and Methodological Issues in Applied Health Sciences A critical examination of philosophical issues, current paradigms, and research methodology related to the conduct of research. Discussion of published and ongoing research from a multidisciplinary perspective. Topics will vary with respect to the current research and expertise of the instructor. AHSC 5P01 Graduate Integrative Seminar in Applied Health Sciences I Designed to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to discuss and debate current theories, methods, and issues as they apply to the multidisciplinary field of applied health sciences. Faculty members and students from a variety of areas within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences will present research or specific issues to the forum for discussion. AHSC 5P02 Graduate Integrative Seminar in Applied Health Sciences: II Designed to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to discuss and debate current theories, methods, and issues as they apply to the multidisciplinary field of applied health sciences. Examination of mechanisms and processes that contribute to, rehabilitate, or maintain the health and well-being of individuals and groups. Faculty members and students from a variety of areas within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences will present research or specificissues to the forum for discussion. AHSC 5P03 The Organizational Analysis of Leisure, Sport, and Community Based Organizations The purpose of this course is to introduce students to selected topics in organizational theory and to discuss how these can be used to understand and conduct research on the different types of leisure and sport organizations (i.e., public organizations, nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations). AHSC 5P04 Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Leisure, Sport, and Community Based Organizations Understanding and effectively managing behavior is critical for leaders in sport, recreation, health, and educational organizations. This course is designed to provide students from disparate Applied Health Science backgrounds an understanding of human behavior in organizations. Content will relate to theory, current research, and the practical application of the behavior of people in organizations and how that behavior interfaces with management. AHSC 5P07 Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation Examines and applies a variety of statistical analysis techniques which can be used in a variety of research designs. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical quantitative research in the field. AHSC 5P17 Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation Examines and applies a variety of qualitative data analysis techniques applicable in a variety of qualitative approaches, including the use of computer software programs in qualitative data analysis. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical qualitative research in the field. AHCS 5P18 Marketing Communications for Health, Sport and Recreation Service Organizations This course will broadly explore the integrated role of communications in the marketing management function for health, sport and recreation service organizations. Special attention will be directed to the nature and methods of communication and marketing strategies, teamwork and collaboration with regard to the marketing team and client groups, and corporate and social responsibility theories. AHSC 5P19 Consumer Behaviour in Recreation, Leisure, and Sport Comprehensive analysis of the consumers of sport, recreation, and leisure, and the behaviours dictating their consumption of sport, recreation, and leisure-related goods and services. AHSC 5P29 Leisure Education (also offered as EDUC 5P29) The concept and application of leisure education with emphasis on "education for leisure" in the schools. Special consideration is to be given to the development of integrated and interdisciplinary units of instruction in leisure education and lifestyle planning, and the application of leisure research in education as it relates to Canada and other countries. AHSC 5P94 Measurement Issues in Applied Health Science Research An overview of measurement issues central to applied health science research. Key measurement concepts and issues such as reliability, validity, psychometrics, instrument development and evaluation, item content relevance, and representation and construct validation. AHSC 5P95 Pediatric Exercise Science An examination of the physiological responses to exercise and training among healthy children and the effect that growth may have on these responses, and of the potential benefits of physical activity and exercise among children with chronic illnesses. AHSC 5P96 Cell Pathways in Health and Disease An examination of the fundamental insights and concepts in cellular signaling. The mechanism and biological role of mammalian cell signaling as a selection of major topics in signal transduction in relationship with homeostasis. AHSC 5P98 Electromyographic Kinesiology Biological components of volitional movement in humans. Sensorimotor evoked potentials, and the relationship between muscle force and the electrical activity produced by the muscle. Theory and technology of electromyography are used to describe and quantify the relationship between neuromuscular input and mechanical output. AHSC 5P99 Psychological Approaches to Health Behaviour Change An overview of the field of health behaviour change from a psychological perspective. The complexities involved in health behaviour change and the utility of psychological theories in planning, conducting, and evaluating health behaviour change interventions. AHSC 5V20-5V59 Selected Research Topics Focuses on a specific research problem or issue. Topic(s) to be negotiated on a small group basis reflecting the research interests of faculty members. AHSC 5V60-5V69 Directed Study Directed intensive and individual project in a substantive area to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. AHSC 5V64 2006-2007: Power, Politics and Policy in Sport (also offered as SPMA 4V91) An examination of the relationships between power, politics and policy in sport organizations, and how social, political, economic and cultural influences affect sport policy. Topics include content and scope of policy, struggle for power within and between organizations, role of non-governmental organizations, sport as a tool for development, and role of advocacy, public participation, and deliberative democracy in policy. AHSC 5V65 2006-2007: Strategic Alliances in Sport Management (also offered as SPMA 4P25) An examination of the strategies employed in the formation and implementation of sport organizations and in the formation, management and evaluation of interorganizational relationships in sport organizations.  
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