Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

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The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock is dedicated to understanding health broadly to help gain, maintain, and restore it.

Through progressive teaching and research, our students and faculty examine topics that range from developing forward-thinking health policies benefiting specific groups, to revolutionary health care delivery that treats the individual.

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Department of Health Sciences

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Examples of student presentations from the Department of Health Sciences

Child Health

We draw on the strengths of the departments of Health Sciences and Child and Youth Studies to explore child health from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students will gain an understanding of the physical, mental, emotional and social components of child health.

Our internship in Child Health allows students to gain practical experience in clinical and/or population-based settings.

Child Health

  • HLSC 1F90
  • BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
  • CHYS 1F90
  • one credit from MATH 1F92, MATH 1P98 and one-half elective credit, MATH 1P99 and one-half elective credit
  • one Humanities context credit (see program notes 1 and 2)

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Community Health

Students will learn the principles behind health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the major determinants of human health, including social, biological, and environmental.

For students with health-related college diplomas, this program provides an opportunity to update their knowledge or enhance their credentials. A set number of credits may be granted to allow for a more expedient completion of the program.

Community Health 3-year program

  • HLSC 1F90
  • one credit from MATH 1F92, MATH 1P98 and one-half elective credit, MATH 1P99 and one-half elective credit
  • one Humanities context credit
  • one Sciences context credit
  • one elective credit

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Medical Sciences

Our program focuses on the biophysical foundation of human health, with courses in anatomy, physiology, chemistry and biology, in addition to the social aspects of health. It includes advanced courses with laboratory components in clinical epidemiology, human immunology, medical microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, cardiology and pathology.

Ample opportunities for experiential learning exist within the program at places such as the Brock-Niagara Centre for Health and Well-Being.

Medical Sciences

  • HLSC 1F90
  • BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
  • CHEM 1P91 and 1P92
  • one credit from MATH 1F92, MATH 1P98 and one-half elective credit, MATH 1P99 and one-half elective credit
  • one Humanities context credit

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Public Health

Our program focuses on individual, community and population health and wellness with an emphasis on health promotion, health administration, health policy and health programming and evaluation.

Our program focuses on population health and wellness, with an emphasis on disease prevention, health promotion, administration, policy, and programming and evaluation. Students will learn about the biological, mental, social and environmental determinants of health. The program also familiarizes them with emerging health issues both locally and globally.

This dual degree program in public health is the first of its kind in Canada. Furthermore, the BPH degree is the oldest in Canada. This highly desirable public health specialization places an emphasis on disease prevention, health policy, promotion and administration as well as evidence-based program analytics.

Students are granted direct entry to both the four-year Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) (delivered face-to-face) and the one-year Master of Public Health (MPH) (delivered completely online) degree programs, allowing for the completion of two degrees within five years. Furthermore, students may choose to pass on the MPH degree following the completion of the BPH degree to accommodate for changes to their career and/ or academic aspirations.

The BPH program (co-op and non co-op) focuses on the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, environmental and spiritual dimensions of health, with courses in health of Canadian society, gerontology, mental health, promotion and administration, quality improvement, epidemiology and biostatistics. The MPH program focuses on core competencies in population epidemiology, biostatistics, infection control, emergency preparedness, Indigenous health, health equity, social marketing and communications, and policy-making.

Experiential learning and research opportunities exist for the BPH program at locations such as the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, the Interprofessional Education for Quality Improvement Program, Niagara Health hospitals and Niagara Region Public Health, among others. The MPH program offers a 32-week practicum completed either in Canada or internationally.

  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health

Learn more at the Health Sciences departmental website

Public Health

  • HLSC 1F90
  • one credit from MATH 1F92, MATH 1P98 and one-half elective credit, MATH 1P99 and one-half elective credit
  • one Humanities context credit
  • one Sciences context credit
  • one elective credit

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Public Health Co-op

  • HLSC 1F90
  • one credit from MATH 1F92, MATH 1P98 and one-half elective credit, MATH 1P99 and one-half elective credit
  • one Humanities context credit
  • one Sciences context credit
  • one elective credit

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Department of Kinesiology

Information on the Department of Kinesiology

Watch our video to learn more about the programs and opportunities that are available to students in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University.

The Department of Kinesiology at Brock is fully invested in researching and teaching all aspects of human movement.

We offer courses that allow students to create, integrate and apply knowledge from the biosciences, social sciences, and humanities in the transdisciplinary study of human movement across the lifespan.

Together, our department flourishes through the scholarly, creative, and professional achievements of its students, faculty and staff.

Kinesiology

Our Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree emphasizes the biophysical, behavioural and socio-cultural aspects of kinesiology, including exercise prescription and rehabilitation, fitness programming and clinical assessment. This degree trains effective health professionals who will transfer scientific theory into practice.

Our Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin) degree provides a highly competent science background, with an emphasis on research skills and theoretical knowledge. This degree is designed for those who wish to concentrate on the science of human movement and will prepare you to meet the requirements for post-graduate degree programs in a variety of allied health professions.

Photos of our Kinesiology students at work

This one-of-a-kind program in Canada is designed for students wanting to work in kinesiology and related healthcare professions. Students applying to this program from high school will gain entry to both the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree and the one-year Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) program at Brock University.

Kinesiology is the scientific study of the human body and how it moves. It is a diverse field, and as part of your undergraduate Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree, you will study human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, psychology and other subjects to understand the role of physical activity in promoting, maintaining, and rehabilitating health and well-being.

The graduate Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) program is designed to train students as practitioners in fields related to physical activity and movement. Building on the BKin degree, the MPK program allows students to take innovative lecture and hands-on lab-based courses in areas such as physiological assessment, ergonomics, athletic training, and lifestyle counselling. Students also take courses on professional development and business to prepare them for the workplace. In addition, students complete three different placements with diverse populations in Brock and community-based settings. The MPK program builds on skills and knowledge developed in the BKin degree to enhance both knowledge and practical competencies.

Students will be trained as leading practitioners and health professionals, transferring scientific theory into practice, with the confidence and ability gained from hands-on experience working with professionals in real-world settings.

Learn more at the Kinesiology departmental website

Bachelor of Kinesiology

  • KINE 1P90, 1P98, 2P08 and 2P41
  • BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
  • one Humanities context credit or one Social Sciences context credit
  • one elective credit

Learn more at the Web Calendar

BSc in Kinesiology

  • KINE 1P90 and 1P98
  • BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
  • MATH 1P97
  • PHYS 1P91
  • one Social Sciences context credit
  • one Humanities context credit

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Physical Education

Our degree will provide you with a broad understanding of the discipline, with maximum flexibility in course selections. You may choose recommended courses in the following areas: coaching, disability studies, pedagogy, socio-cultural perspectives, and sport injury prevention and care. The program provides activity-based classes as well as opportunities for practical experience through field placements and practica that include both domestic and international settings.

Physical Education

  • KINE 1P90, 1P93 and 1P98
  • BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
  • one Humanities context credit
  • one Social Sciences context credit
  • one-half elective credit

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Department of Nursing

Nursing

Our program is founded on clinical practice, with these courses beginning in your first year. Students also gain experience in our state-of-the-art Nursing Learning Resource Centre, where patient simulators are programmed to exhibit the physical responses of patients in various situations, mimicking real clinical and emergency situations in a safe learning environment. You’ll acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare you for professional nursing practice within the context of a changing health-care system.

As a Brock graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you’ll be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN exam).

Check out our Nursing presentation

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Experience. Nursing.

Some of our Nursing students during a Code Blue simulation

Nursing

  • NUSC 1P10, 1P12, 1P14, 1P16 and 1P30
  • BIOL 1P91 and 1P92
  • KINE 1P99
  • PSYC 1F90

Learn more at the Web Calendar

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Recreation professionals deliver health, social, economic and environmental benefits through leisure services.

Degree Completion Program for Recreation Professionals

Go back to school? Stay at your job? Now you don’t have to choose.

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RECL 2P16 Class Trip

St. Kateri Outdoor Centre

Hello from Current Students

Welcome from Chair and Academic Advisor

You may choose one of the following areas of concentration:

Community Recreation studies leisure services in diverse and changing communities, including management, community development and the needs of participants. Career opportunities exist in municipal and non-profit organizations, program development, and facility management with children, youth and seniors.

Outdoor Recreation focuses on leadership in the natural environment. You’ll prepare to serve as a wilderness trip leader, facilitate groups in outdoor recreation settings, work in outdoor and experiential education environments, and promote social and environmental change in the world. Activities include lectures, outdoor and experiential activities, and small group work. Career opportunities exist in environmental education, outdoor adventure and leadership, K-12 classroom teaching, wilderness therapy, camp administration, ropes course facilitators and builders, and change makers.

Therapeutic Recreation is focused on the goal of ensuring that all individuals, regardless of ability, have access to meaningful leisure in their lives. You’ll gain hands-on experience in providing services to marginalized individuals (people with disabilities and illnesses, recent immigrants, people who experience poverty and older adults), using leisure to improve functional abilities and quality of life. Career opportunities exist in rehabilitation centres, hospitals, mental health centres, long-term care homes, community organizations and private practices.

Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • RECL 1P90 and 1P99
  • one Humanities context credit
  • one Sciences context credit
  • one Social Sciences context credit
  • one elective credit

Note: Therapeutic Recreation Concentration requirements include KINE 1P99 and PSYC 1F90 (counts as Social Sciences context credit).

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Department of Sport Management

Sport Management

Brock is the only university in Canada granting a specialized Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM) degree. Our program has an outstanding reputation within the sport industry for the quality of our students and graduates.

We offer a cutting-edge program where you’ll thrive through academic challenges and experiential learning opportunities. Our focus is on the application of theory, principles and practices of business to the sport industry. Field placements and internships in your third and fourth years offer significant career-building experiences.

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Photos of our Sport Management students in action

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Sport Management

  • SPMA 1P91, 1P92, 1P94 and 1P97
  • three elective credits

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