Creating a healthier future for the aging population
By 2050, more than one-fifth of the global population will be over 60 years old. The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences offers the first collaborative PhD program in Canada with a focus on aging, health and well-being. This doctoral program provides an interdisciplinary platform to develop a broad understanding of the issues related to the health and well-being of our aging population.
Program overview and highlights
- Students can register in any department/school in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, utilizing an interdisciplinary platform upon which to develop a broad understanding of issues related to the health and well-being of our aging population.
- Provides opportunities for cross departmental collaborations, access to courses and resources including dissertation committee members who can add different perspectives to tackle emerging research problems.
- Programs offered through the Department of Kinesiology, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and the School of Public Health and Health Systems
Areas of study and researchers
Health information management
Illness and injury prevention
Dementia and dementia care
Social and environmental aspects of aging
Health services and continuum of care
Nutrition and healthy lifestyles
Vascular aging and cerebrovascular disease
Epidemiology and aging
Mobility and aging
Gender, sexuality, and aging
Admission and degree requirements
The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar contains the official requirements for the course from each of the departments:
- PhD Kinesiology - Aging, Health and Well-being
- PhD Recreation and Leisure Studies - Aging, Health and Well-being
- PhD Public Health and Health Systems - Aging, Health and Well-being