May 31, 2020  
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar 
2016-2017 Graduate Academic Calendar [ARCHIVED CALENDAR]

Health Sciences

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Graduate faculty

  • Jennifer Abbass Dick, RN, BNSc, MN, PhD
  • Shahid Alvi, BA, MA, PhD
  • JoAnne Arcand, PhD, RD
  • Robert Balogh, BHSc (PT), MSc, PhD
  • Caroline Barakat-Haddad, BSc (Hons), MES, PhD
  • Emma Bartfay, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Wally Bartfay, RN, MN, PhD
  • Andrea Baumann, BScN, MScN, PhD
  • Michael Bennett, BS, MA, PhD
  • Toba Bryant, MSW, PhD
  • Kirsten Burgomaster, PhD
  • Carolyn Byrne, RN, MHSc, PhD
  • Julie Clarke, RN, BSc, MA
  • Sue Coffey, RN, BScN, MN, PhD
  • Pierre Côté, DC, FCCS(c), MSc, PhD
  • Raisa Deber, PhD
  • Shilpa Dogra, MSc, PhD, CSEP-CEP
  • Aziz Douai, BA, MA, PhD
  • Mikael Eklund, BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng), PhD, PEng
  • Brenda Gamble, BA, MSc, PhD
  • Sandra Gardner, BSc (Hons), MMath, PhD
  • Clemon George, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • William Goodman, BA, MA, PhD
  • Judith Grant, BA, MA, PhD
  • Mark Green, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Barry Guppy, BSc (Hons), MD, MPA, FRCP(C)
  • Heidi Haavik, PhD
  • Trevor Hart, PhD
  • Michael Holmes, BKin, MSc, PhD
  • Samuel Howarth, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Patrick Hung, BSc, MPhil, MASc, PhD
  • Carolyn Hunt, MD
  • Andrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPC
  • Holly Jones-Taggart, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Bill Kapralos, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Ayush Kumar, PhD
  • Manon Lemonde, RN, PhD
  • Jennifer Leo, PhD
  • Gail Lindsay, BASc, MSc, PhD
  • Ramiro Liscano, BScEng, MScEng, PhD, PEng, SMIEEE
  • Lori Livingston, PhD
  • Meghann Clare Lloyd, BKin (Hons), MA, PhD, PD
  • Patrick Loisel, MD
  • Fletcher Lu, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • Carolyn McGregor, BAppSc (Comp.Sc), PhD
  • Tom McLellan, PhD
  • Silvano Mior, DC, PhD
  • Bill Muirhead, BA, MEd, PhD
  • Bernadette Murphy, BA, DC, MSc, PhD
  • Mika Nonoyama, RRT, PhD
  • Edward Osborne, MD
  • Efrosini Papaconstantinou, RN, MSc, PhD
  • Elita Partosoedarso, BSc, MEd, PhD
  • Jennifer Percival, BMath, PhD
  • Milly Ryan-Harshman, PhD
  • John Samis, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Otto Sanchez, MD, MSc, PhD
  • Matthew Shane, BA, MA, PhD
  • Nicola Shaw, BSc (Hons), PhD
  • Victoria Smye, RN, PhD
  • Wendy Stanyon, RN, EdD
  • Winnie Sun, RN, PhD
  • John Triano, BSc, DC, MA, PhD
  • Christina Vaillancourt, MHSc, RD, CDE
  • Roland Van Oostveen, BSc (Hons), MEd, PhD
  • Miguel Vargas Martin, BSc, MASc, PhD, PEng
  • Ellen Vogel, PhD, RD, FDC
  • Nick Wattie, PhD
  • Robert Weaver, PhD
  • Paul Yielder, Dip Ed. DCR(R), PhD
  • Arshia Zaidi, BA, MA, PhD
  • Hilde Zitzelberger, RN, BScN, MSc, PhD

Program information

The Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) program focuses on providing students with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct high-quality research projects that culminate in a master's thesis or major project.

Graduate training focuses on research conducted in one of three key areas in the Health Sciences:

  • Community Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Kinesiology

Students in the Community Health stream will develop a broad understanding of how the physical and social context shapes health, illness and health care. In particular, this includes research and analysis of cultural and economic differences and their implications for health and health care for diverse populations. Students will learn strategies to engage communities in efforts to reduce illness and promote health.

Students in the Health Informatics stream will develop strategies to actively participate in multidisciplinary collaborations with diverse groups (e.g., patients, clinicians, health care managers, computer scientists, engineers) and will learn to assess and deploy the latest in computing and informatics systems to support efficient health care delivery. The Health Informatics stream prepares students to identify, develop and manage health care information systems that support health care administration, management, policy, training, clinical management and clinical research.

Students in the Kinesiology stream will synthesize current research and integrate practical and theoretical knowledge to understand how and why exercise and physical activity can be used as an intervention to promote health and well-being in a range of populations, including those with developmental delays; children and adolescents; adults with chronic pain, cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, psychiatric and neurological disease; as well as recreational and high-performance athletes. Students will have the option of diverse research experiences in the kinesiology area ranging from intensive laboratory-based studies with human populations to interventional studies with special populations.

As a research-based degree, students will combine course work, seminars and independent research to achieve the program's core objectives. Two required courses, Research in the Health Sciences and either Studies in Community Health (Community Health), Patient Journey Modelling (Health Informatics) or Studies in Kinesiology (Kinesiology), lay the foundation for more focused course work and independent research under the guidance of a research supervisor and supervisory committee. By virtue of the strong research foundation and substantive training obtained throughout their education, graduates from the MHSc program will be well prepared to take on higher-level occupations within the health profession, seek funding for projects or research to be undertaken at their workplace, or pursue a PhD in a research-oriented health sciences or related program.

Admission requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate studies at UOIT , MHSc applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

  • Undergraduate preparation in research methods in either quantitative or qualitative analysis. This should include experience and training in statistics. Applicants planning to study in the field of Health Informatics should also have training or experience with computing or information technology within the health care domain. To assist with the assessment of the application, applicants should submit detailed descriptions of any completed courses in these areas. Course descriptions should be copied from the university's academic calendar.
  • Each applicant who expresses a desire to pursue the field in Kinesiology in the MHSc program will be expected to have an honours undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, or a related field.
  • If applicable, a minimum score of 580 on the paper-based TOEFL, 92-93 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS. Note that these English language proficiency scores are slightly higher than those required for some other graduate programs at UOIT. Visit the English language proficiency  section of this calendar for additional details.

Experience in the areas of health promotion and health care is an asset.

Part-time studies

To facilitate access to all potential students, part-time studies are permitted.

Degree requirements

Select a program from the list below for details on degree requirements.



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