Health promotion is the art and science of facilitating behavioural, educational, environmental, regulatory, organizational, or political mechanisms that enable individuals, groups, and communities to improve and increase control over their health, and to promote health equity. We have a comprehensive, multi-level view of health and health determinants; approach problems and issues in a multidisciplinary, applied way; and include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies in our work. Our work also reflects the substance of public health suggested by this definition, as we aim to inform health promotion interventions and wider efforts to promote social justice and change.
Students in health promotion are provided with the training to investigate issues that affect the health of groups and communities, and to plan, implement, and evaluate public health interventions.
The Master of Science degree consists of a minimum of four one-term graduate level courses, and write and orally defense their thesis. Under the guidance of a thesis supervisor, students complete a comprehensive study in an area of health promotion in accordance with the regulations of the Queen's School of Graduate Studies. Doctoral students complete two one-term graduate level courses, comprehensive examination, and write and orally defend their thesis.
We have many partnerships and links with community groups and service providers in Kingston and elsewhere in Ontario and Canada.
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We investigate a range of public health topics, including physical activity, food security, sociology of food, substance use, and sexual risk behaviours.
Note 1: National Advisory Committee on SARS and Public Health (2003). Learning from SARS: Renewal of Public Health in Canada. Ottawa: Health Canada
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School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
28 Division Street, KHS 206
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-6000 x2666