Master of Arts (field: Nursing)

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences - Graduate Studies

Master of Arts (field: Nursing)

Program Name:
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences (MA)
Fields of Specialization:
Program Description:
In our program you will receive a unique educational experience which combines mentorship by a faculty supervisor and extensive small group work with fellow students and faculty from each of the five academic departments represented in the program: Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Physical Education and Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Management.
You will gain in-depth training, knowledge and research experience through their thesis work while also benefiting from the broad, cross-disciplinary approach followed in the course work.
The objectives of the program are:
  • to foster your ability to do high quality, scientifically rigorous research in your discipline;
  • to expand your understanding of concepts, theories and practices in your discipline such that you can successfully advance to doctoral studies;
  • to provide the knowledge base and skills to analyze and evaluate programs, policies, environmental issues, and organizational structures related to applied health sciences;
  • to enhance your abilities to apply and disseminate new knowledge and practices to colleagues, practitioners, policy makers/analysts, and other professionals in applied health sciences.

Sample of Graduate Courses

  • Theoretical Basis of Practice Nursing and Inquiry
  • Philosophical and Methodological Issues
  • Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Psychological Approaches to Health Behaviour and Change Health Ethics
  • Program Planning,
  • Management and Evaluation
  • Biostatistics in Applied Health Science Research
Advanced course work and strong research experience prepare you to continue you graduate training at the doctoral level.
You will also be prepared to pursue the wide variety of career possibilities in health, community and population.
Program Information
If you have any questions about this program, Contact  Bev Minor
Entrance Requirements:
Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline (For example, Health Studies, Nursing, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Kinesiology or Sport Management), with an overall average of not less than 75%.
Students with an Honours Bachelor's degree in such related fields as Psychology, Planning, Sociology, Gerontology, Social Work, Biology and Business may also be eligible, although additional course work may be required.
Applicants must have undergraduate preparation in research methods in either quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Applicants who do not have this course may be admitted to the program as a transition student but must successfully complete the undergraduate level research methods and/or data analysis course within the first two terms in order to continue in the program.
Agreement from a faculty advisor to supervise the student is also required for admission to the program.
Applicants whose primary language is not English, or who have not completed three or more years of post-secondary work at a Canadian institution, at which English is the primary language of instruction, must provide certification of English language proficiency.
The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences normally accepts only full-time degree students.
Expected Cut-off:
Minimum 75% for Consideration
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