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.
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
Perspectives de carrière
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).