All doctoral students receive their degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies.
You will plan your course of study in consultation with your Supervisor on the first day of Orientation Week in September of your first term.
The program of study includes:
Online Tutorial Requirement in Health and Safety
Online Tutorial Requirements in Accessible Customer Service
Online Tutorial in Human Research Ethics (SGS 804 – CORE)
(Optional) Courses to be taken as audit with supervisor permission
Your program of study must conform to the rules and regulations of the SGS (which are available in the on-line Calendar). As you move through your program, your Advisory Committee may recommend additional course work to prepare you for your thesis research.
Courses to be Taken for Credit
Courses that you are required to take as part of your approved course of study are those courses within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and courses in associated cognate departments. Doctoral programs in the School require the equivalent of two one-term graduate level courses. A minimum of 65%/B- is required in order to pass all graduate courses.
Course in Research Ethics
All graduate students are required to complete SGS 804 – Course in Research Ethics (CORE) education course before beginning any research work involving human subjects. The tutorial is available online at Course in Research Ethics (CORE)
Online Tutorial Requirements in Health and Safety
Where students have completed any of the below listed tutorial while a master’s student at Queen’s University, they will not be required to re-do this tutorial.
Health and Safety Awareness online tutorial
All doctoral students must complete this tutorial during Orientation Week.
A doctoral thesis (KHS 999), which must be defended orally. Students will defend their thesis orally before a committee. There are different oral formats for socio-cultural versus all other disciplines. Your supervisor will provide you with details of the different structure as appropriate. Instructions on the structure of your final thesis
Graduate Seminar Series
All full-time doctoral students must attend at least 80% of the SKHS Graduate Seminar Series during their first through fourth years of full-time study. Attendance beyond this time is voluntary.
Courses to be Taken As Audit (not required for all students)
Some students may also (in consultation with their Supervisor) take courses on an AUDIT basis. The requirements for successful completion of audited courses shall be determined by the course instructor and the student.