Human Kinetics (Ph.D.)

Training progressive thinkers and leaders who have advanced understanding and skills to innovate and expand knowledge in the field of Human Kinetics to benefit society.

Overview

The PhD in Human Kinetics is designed to train progressive thinkers, leaders and experts who have advanced understanding and skills to innovate and expand knowledge in the field of Human Kinetics to benefit society. Students will have the opportunity to pursue independent research in the broad fields of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness or Multi-Cultural Physical Activity and Sport.

Students will be required to complete three graduate-level courses, pass a comprehensive exam, and conduct independent research which includes writing and defending a dissertation. Through a  required independent study course that may include an internship or community-based learning component, students will be encouraged to engage in applied research with community
or workplace partners. 

Students will also have the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary research and knowledge dissemination skills through affiliation with research centres including the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health, Centre for Research in Northern and Rural Health, and Multi-Cultural Sport Research Group

Key Features

The Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity stream provides a focus not found elsewhere in Canada. Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness provides graduates with specialized knowledge related to the challenges of industry in Northern, rural and remote workplaces.
Gain research and applied skills to support ongoing, long-term challenges of diverse workforces (culturally diverse, aging workforce) and address the challenge of health inequalities and physical activity promotion, related to socio-cultural influences.
Competitive funding in the form of a combined Graduate Teaching Assistantship/Graduate Fellowship for full-time International or Domestic students who meet a minimum average of 75%. Students meeting these requirements will automatically receive $13,126 per year, with possibility of funding for 4 years total at $52,504.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to pursue careers in academia (university, college), the private sector (consultants, research and development, industry occupational health and safety departments) or government (public health units, provincial and national sport governing bodies, and workplace safety organizations).

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Faculty Members

Supervisory Faculty

One of the most important aspects of graduate training is the timely, clear identification of a Supervisor for each graduate student.  

All applicants must have a potential supervisor before applying. The supervisor can provide guidance on the application process, the proposed program of research and is required to sign the Supplementary Application form to confirm their review of your application and commitment to supervise. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential supervisors early to discuss common research interests and potential for supervision.

 

Jaouad Alem

Jaouad Alem

School of Human Kinetics
Roger Couture

Roger Couture

School of Human Kinetics
Sandra Dorman

Sandra Dorman

School of Human Kinetics
Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

School of Human Kinetics
Dominique Gagnon

Dominique Gagnon

School of Human Kinetics
Alain Gauthier

Alain Gauthier

School of Human Kinetics
Sylvain Grenier

Sylvain Grenier

School of Human Kinetics
Georges Kpazai

Georges Kpazai

School of Human Kinetics
Michel Larivière

Michel Larivière

School of Human Kinetics
Celine Larivière

Celine Larivière

Faculty of Health
Kerry McGannon

Kerry McGannon

School of Human Kinetics
Bruce Oddson

Bruce Oddson

School of Human Kinetics
Ann Pegoraro

Ann Pegoraro

School of Human Kinetics
Stephen Ritchie

Stephen Ritchie

School of Human Kinetics
Robert Schinke

Robert Schinke

School of Human Kinetics
Amanda Schweinbenz

Amanda Schweinbenz

School of Human Kinetics
Olivier Serresse

Olivier Serresse

School of Human Kinetics
Line Tremblay

Line Tremblay

Faculty of Health