Applied Health Sciences, Ph.D.
Applied Health Sciences
Program Director: Dean Kriellaars
Campus Address/General Office: 202 Active Living Centre
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Staff: Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.
Applied Health Sciences Program Information
This program is a multi-unit, research-based Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Health Sciences, coordinated by Kinesiology and Recreation Management, and Medical Rehabilitation.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for doctoral students are found in the Doctor of Philosophy General Regulations section of the Guide.
Applied Health Sciences Admission Requirements
Applicants would normally possess a research-based Master’s degree in a discipline or profession consistent with Applied Health Sciences. Applicants who do not possess a research-based Master’s degree, but who have some research experience will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, as will those with professional Master’s degrees.
Prior to admission to the Ph.D. program, the applicant will be required to specify their area of research interest, and to have corresponded with an eligible Ph.D. advisor(s) (member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies), who is (are) a faculty member (primary appointment) in one of the two participating units, and who is (are) willing to accept them into the program.
Elements taken into consideration in determining the acceptance of the applicant into the program: grade-point average in Master’s courses, previous courses taken, specific research interest of the applicant, student’s rationale for choosing to apply to this program as opposed to a uni-discipline degree, current profile of students in the program, research funding and facilities availability through the proposed advisor(s) for the proposed research, and financial support for the applicant.
No admission tests are required for this program.
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the Applied Health Sciences Ph.D. program of study page.
The coursework requirement will consist of a minimum of twelve credit hours of 7000-level coursework (18 credit hours of coursework for students entering program without a research-based Master’s Degree).
Students will be required to take AHS 7000, a lecture/seminar course in which faculty members from the participating academic units take part (3 credits). This course is designed to promote in students advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to evaluate and conduct multidisciplinary, applied health research.
Nine credit hours may be chosen from a combination of graduate courses from the participating units or from other faculties outside the participating units that offer graduate courses related to applied health sciences (3 credits).
Students who entered the program without a research-based Master's degree are required to take AHS 7010 over the first two years of their program.
Courses must be selected by the student in consultation with the advisor. All courses must be recorded on the “AHS Internal Program Approval Form”, and submitted to the AHS Program Assistant for approval by the AHS Program Director.
Students in the program will also be required to take part in a monthly seminar in Applied Health Sciences with mandatory attendance for two years (Year 1: AHS 7002; Year 2: AHS 7004), a requirement for graduation. Students will also be required to take part in yearly research-related activities (e.g. AHS Research Day) involving student presentations. The monthly seminars will consist of an admixture of presenters from the University of Manitoba and from outside, with the focus on applied health science issues. Poster and oral presentations will involve directed research projects, research proposals, and applied health sciences issues.
An Advisory Committee will be established for each student within three months of registration into the Ph.D. program. The Advisory Committee will consist of a minimum of three professors (members of the Faculty of Graduate Studies) and will include the thesis advisor(s), at least one professor from one of the partner units other than the unit of the principal advisor, and one professor external to the three partner units. The principal advisor's primary appointment must be in one of the partner units (under review).
Students will be expected to complete a candidacy exam, consisting of an oral and written component, normally before the end of the second year of their program. The student must pass the written and oral phases of the exam to be considered a candidate for the Ph.D. degree. Students must have completed all coursework prior to taking the candidacy exam.
The student’s thesis research proposal must be approved by the Advisory Committee normally before the end of the second year after admission to the program. The research proposal, in the form of a document outlining the rationale and background for the study, specific objectives, and methods and procedures will be presented by the candidate in an oral format. Following the oral presentation, the candidate will defend their proposal.
The research program, culminating in the preparation and defense of a doctoral thesis, will be conducted according to the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Manitoba.
Expected time to graduation: 4 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|AHS 7000||Research and Practice in Applied Health Sciences||3|
|Select 9 credit hours from a combination of graduate courses 1||9|
|AHS 7002||Seminar I Applied Health Sciences||0|
|AHS 7010||Introductory Research Project in Applied Health Sciences 2||0-6|
|AHS 7004||Seminar II Applied Health Sciences||0|
|GRAD 8010||Doctoral Candidacy Examination 3||0|
|Thesis Proposal 4|
|GRAD 8000||Doctoral Thesis 5||0|
Nine credit hours may be chosen from a combination of graduate courses from the participating units or from other faculties outside the participating units that offer graduate courses related to applied health sciences (3 credits). Courses must be selected by the student in consultation with the advisor. All courses must be recorded on the “AHS Internal Program Approval Form”, and submitted to the AHS Program Assistant for approval by the AHS Program Director.
This course is only for students who were accepted into the program without a research-based Master’s degree.
The candidate will be recommended for the Ph.D. degree upon receipt by the Faculty of Graduate Studies of favourable reports by the thesis examining committee, a corrected copy of the electronic version of the thesis submitted to MSpace, final approval and release forms, and providing all other degree requirements have been satisfied.
- Regular attendance is expected of all students. Unexcused absence of a total of more than 3 hours of class time (including late arrival and/or early departure from class) may result in the student being required to withdraw from the course or may result in an "F" grade being assigned.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
The objective is to promote in students advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to evaluate and conduct multidisciplinary, applied health research. This course is theoretical in nature and will require a high level of independence and participation by students.
A monthly interdisciplinary seminar on current issues in applied health sciences, involving presentation by students, faculty, and invited speakers from inside and outside the University of Manitoba. Attendance and participation are required for AHS students during the first year of their doctoral program.
A monthly interdisciplinary seminar on current issues in applied health sciences, involving presentation by students, faculty, and invited speakers from inside and outside the University of Manitoba. Attendance and participation are required for AHS students during the second year of their doctoral program.
Students will conduct a research project under the direction of their advisor. To include all research phases: identification of question, literature review, proposal writing, conducting research, analyzing data and reporting results. Topics, paradigms and methods will vary by student. Intended for students who do not possess a research-based Master's degree. Course graded pass/fail.