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Human Kinetics (PhD)

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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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).

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