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PhD Work and Health degree requirements

The Work and Health doctoral program (W&H) is a collaborative program between Kinesiology, the School of Public Health and Health Systems, and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

It provides students with an interdisciplinary platform upon which to develop a broad understanding of issues related to work and health.  The program affords the opportunity to cross departmental boundaries to access courses and resources, including dissertation committee members who can provide cross disciplinary perspectives on research questions related to work and health.

Research interests of faculty members who participate in the collaborative program, as well as detailed course and program requirements are listed at the Work and Health program website.

Students must fulfill the minimum requirements of their home department as well as obtain credit for each of the courses listed below. They will normally complete a minimum of four half (0.50 credit) courses, consisting of two core/fundamentals course, a graduate level statistics/research methods course, and an electives which will be related to work and health.

In addition, students will participate in the doctoral research seminar in work and health. Recreation and Leisure Studies students must also complete REC 700, required of all doctoral students in Recreation and Leisure Studies.

  • REC 730 Fundamentals of Work and Health
  • REC 731 Approaches to Research in Work and Health
  • A graduate level course in research methods or statistics
  • One elective course (from list provided the in Graduate Studies Calendar)
  • REC 732(A + B) Work and Health Seminar (graded on credit basis)