We are not accepting applications to the Work and Health PhD program at this time.
Investigating workplace health
Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a work-related accident or disease.* The Faculty of Health offers the first interdisciplinary PhD program in Canada with a focus on Work and Health.
Concerns about workplace health are occurring in the context of rapid change in both the composition of the workforce and the nature of work. All of these developments point toward the need for academics and professionals who are better equipped to face the challenges of work related health in the 21st Century.
*International Labour Organization
Program overview and highlights
- The Work and Health PhD spans the three units within the Faculty of Health, utilizing an interdisciplinary platform upon which to develop a broad understanding of issues as they relate to safe, healthy work environments and achieving a work-life balance.
- 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.
- Program is offered through the Department of Kinesiology, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and the School of Public Health and Health Systems
Areas of study | Researchers
Epidemiology of workplace injuries, illness, and disease
Risk management and disease prevention in occupational health
Workplace interventions to reduce injury risk
Work disability policy
Health issues and non-traditional work arrangements
Return to work after injury
The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar contains the official requirements for the course from each of the departments: