HES offers undergraduate Honours training in biological, natural, or social science research focused on health sciences. Students will learn the theoretical, technical, analytical, and communication skills needed to address knowledge gaps in their areas of expertise by designing and conducting original research of suitable quality to present at conferences and for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This program will follow a mentorship model, thus, admission requires a faculty member’s agreement to act as a research supervisor.
Admission of students to the Honours Program will be on a competitive basis. A limited number of students will be accepted each year based on compatibility with research interests of potential supervisors and supervisor availability. Students interested in being admitted into the Honours Program should formally apply by March 1st and must meet the following requirements:
Minimum weighted average of 80% from all Human Kinetics courses;
Minimum weighted average of 80% over the last 60 credits;
Acceptance by a supervisor approved by the Director;
Completion of HMKN 205 (Methods of Data Analysis) and HMKN 206 (Health Research Methods) with a minimum grade of 80% in each.
All general program requirements for the BHK degree;
Satisfy all course requirements for chosen area of concentration;
Minimum weighted average of 80% over the last 30 credits;
HMKN 403: Honours Program Seminar Course (0 credit, mandatory, P/F)
HMKN 449: Honours Thesis (6 credits)
Full Professors: Phil Ainslie, Gordon Binsted, Paul van Donkelaar, Kathleen Martin Ginis
Associate Professors: Alan Davidson, Neil Eves, Alison McManus, Jennifer Jakobi
Assistant Professors: Cristina Caperchione, Brian Dalton, Glen Foster, Heather Gainforth, Gareth Jones, Mary Jung, Jonathan Little, Chris McNeil, Colin Reid
Instructors*: Greg DuManoir, Tanya Forneris, Zoe Soon, Sally Willis-Stewart
*Instructors are eligible to serve as supervisors of students enrolled in the Honours Program provided that the research topic is related to educational leadership.