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Graduate Studies Programs of Study Kinesiology and Health Studies


Kinesiology and Health Studies
Director
Côté, J.
 
Associate Director and Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Fergus, S.
 
Professor
Adams, M.L., Côté, J., Janssen, I.2, King, S.J., Ross, R.
 
Associate Professor
Costigan, P.A., Fergus, S., Latimer-Cheung, A.2Lévesque, L.2Moore, S.1Power, E., Pyke, K.2, Tschakovsky, M.E.1
 
Assistant Professor
Fischer, S., Gurd, B.
 
Cross Appointed Faculty
Adams, M.A., Brouwer, B., Bryant, J.T., Collins, P., Davies, G.A.L., Dumas, G.A., Freeman, J., Jolly, R., Morin, E.L., O'Donnell, D., Pelland, L. 
 
1 On Academic Leave July 2014-December 2014
2 On Academic Leave July 2014-June 2015
 
 
Departmental Facilities The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies is situated at 28 Division Street. The School's building provides state-of-the-art offices, classrooms, seminar rooms, and laboratories for all graduate programs. Lab areas include Ergonomics/ Biomechanics Research Centre, Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Human Vascular Control Laboratory, Cardio Stress Response Laboratory, Muscle Physiology Laboratory, Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory, Health Promotion Laboratory, Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Laboratory, Socio-Cultural Studies of Health, Sport and the Body Laboratory, and Revved Up Laboratory. Labs contain relevant equipment, computer facilities, interview rooms, video-editing equipment and other laboratory resources for research.  Graduate students also have access to facilities in various cognate departments.
Graduate Student Support Full-time students who are eligible for funding awards are required to apply for external financial support through CIHR, SSHRC, and NSERC as applicable and if eligible, and internal OGS funding support if eligible. Consideration for internal fellowship funding opportunities is contingent upon application to these external funding sources.  All students are automatically considered for teaching assistantships.
Admissions Requirements A minimum of a B+ standing or 77% overall average in a four-year bachelor degree or equivalent program is required for admission to the School's Master's degree programs. Students may be required to complete an undergraduate course-qualifying year if they do not meet these criteria.
Programs of Study The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers a multi-disciplinary graduate program that includes studies in Biomechanics Ergonomics, Physical Activity Epidemiology, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Psychology of Sport, and  Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and the Body at both master’s and doctoral levels.
MASTER OF ARTS AND MASTER OF SCIENCE

The Master's degree programs in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies are organized into areas of expertise including:

  1. Sport Psychology: The study of psychological dimensions of health, physical activity and sport. 
  2. Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and the Body: The study of sociological dimensions of health, physical activity and sport.
  3. Physical Activity Epidemiology: The study of the determinants of physical activity and the influence of physical activity on health within a framework of population or public health. 
  4. Health Promotion:The science and art of promoting health, preventing disease, prolonging life and improving quality of life through the organized efforts of society
  5. Exercise Physiology:The study of metabolic and cardio-pulmonary responses to acute and chronic exercise, exercise testing and prescription for special populations.
  6. Biomechanics/Ergonomics: The study of the mechanical aspects of human motion and applications to occupational performance. 

Program Pattern I Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for students in a Pattern I Master's program are:

a) The equivalent of at least four graduate level one-term primary courses.

b) Other primary or secondary courses, as advised by the student's supervisor to ensure that the student has a background adequate for undertaking the proposed thesis topic.

c) Candidates for the M.A. program in socio-cultural studies are required to take at least one course from another department.  They must also take KHS-869* and KHS-873*.

d) A master's thesis (KHS-899) weighted at one-half the total program. The Master's thesis must be defended orally.

e) Candidates for the M.Sc. program may only take one of KHS-869* or KHS-873*.

f) SGS-804: Course in Human Research Ethics (CORE).

g) Queen's Accessibility Online Tutorial AODA-800.

Program Pattern II Degree Requirements

In exceptional circumstances some students may be permitted to complete a program of study based on course work and a major research paper (Program Pattern II).  The degree requirements for students in a Pattern II Master's program are:

a) The equivalent of at least seven one-term graduate level courses of which at least three primary courses must be taken within the School.  A minimum of five courses must be taken as primary courses.

b) Additional primary or secondary courses at the discretion of the School's Graduate Coordinator to ensure adequate background in the field of study.

c) A research project (KHS-898) on a specific problem in the field of study. Candidates are expected to work in close contact with an assigned faculty member and to obtain approval for the project from the School's Graduate Subcommittee.

d) Queen's Accessibility Online Tutorial AODA-800.

Degree Awarded

All candidates receive their degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.)

The doctoral program in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers degrees in one of the fields of Applied Exercise Science; Physical Activity Epidemiology and Health Promotion; Psychology and Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Health and the Body. This program conforms to the requirements specified in the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.  All candidates receive their degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies.
 
The program involves three stages: preparation for research (course requirements); certification that the preparation is adequate (comprehensive examination); and research and thesis.
 
Course Requirements 
Ph.D. candidates are normally required to complete at least two graduate level courses, chosen in consultation with their supervisor, while enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate in SKHS.  Students must complete a minimum of six one-term graduate level courses beyond the bachelor's degree to meet Ph.D. degree requirements. Students must also complete SGS-804: Course in Human Research Ethics (CORE) unless they provide evidence of completion as part of their master’s degree requirements. Students must complete the Queen’s Accessibility Online Tutorial AODA-800 as part of their degree requirements. 
Comprehensive Examination
The comprehensive examination is held after the student has successfully completed the required course work, normally within 18 months of the start of their full- time studies. The focus of the examination is on the candidate's research area and on designated areas of specialization in the broader field of study.  The examination consists of two parts:  1) a written component that is based on the theoretical and methodological issues central to the student's program and: 2) an oral examination based on the student's written answers.
 
Research and Thesis
Each candidate must submit a thesis proposal for approval before proceeding to prepare the final scholarly thesis.  The student must submit a scholarly thesis and defend it at an oral examination.  Complete details of the doctoral policies and regulations are available on the School's web site at: http://www.queensu.ca/skhs.

 

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