Build capacity as an engaged health researcher with the PhD Health Sciences program!

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PhD Health Sciences

The PhD program is housed in the Department of Health Sciences, whose mission is to create and mobilize knowledge, to protect and promote health, and to reduce health inequities. Through applied research, community engagement, and provision of diverse learning opportunities, we help to build capacity to understand and address the complexities of both current and emerging health issues. Our vision is to be a leader in applied health research and comprehensive health education that enables and supports individuals and communities to achieve optimal health.

The objectives of the PhD in Health Sciences program are to prepare graduates who are able to:

  • Discuss and critique current and emerging issues and trends in the field of health sciences;
  • Design, carry out, and defend research at an advanced level to create knowledge relevant to the field of health sciences;
  • Conduct research and scholarly activities in a way that is consistent with expected guidelines, processes, and procedures in the field of health sciences.


**Please note, the PhD in Health Sciences program can only be completed at the Thunder Bay campus. This program is NOT available through the Orillia campus.**