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Interdisciplinary Health (MA or MSc)

Have the freedom to research the many factors that can affect a person’s social, psychological, and physical health.

Overview

Develop essential research skills, analysis, interpretation, and communication skills.

Apply a critical, interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary health issues in human development, psychology, sociology, kinesiology, gerontology, public health, medicine, or related health fields. 

Explore one of three pathways that lead you to graduation: graduate with an MA in the research thesis option or major paper option, or pursue the MSc thesis option.

A research-intensive program, available on a full-time or part-time basis. You may contact the Graduate Coordinator to decide which path best suits your career goals.

Key Features

Gain critical and systems thinking skills, problem solving, ethics, communication, holistic perspectives, advocacy and collaboration skills
Core courses are offered in English, however, Laurentian offers some graduate electives in French. Students can conduct their research and write their thesis in either English or French
Available on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career Opportunities

Begin a career or further pursue post-graduate studies in human development, psychology, sociology, kinesiology, gerontology, public health, medicine, or related health fields.

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Take an in-depth look at program details, courses, and degree options!

Program Details

Faculty Members

Sessional Faculty

Diana Urajnik

 

Supervisory Faculty

*The Masters program is supported by core Faculty members whose primary appointment is in the School of Rural and Northern Health, who are listed below. In addition, the program is supported by many faculty members from other disciplines. The list of potential supervisors is found in the table below.

Name

Department

Accreditation Status

Research Interests

Alem, Jaouad

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jalem

Boissonneault, Julie

Études françaises

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jboissonneault

Carignan, Isabelle

Sciences de l'éducation

Supervisor

 

Cheu, Hoi

English

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/hcheu

 

Coholic, Diana

Social Work

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/dcoholic

Côté, Daniel

Indigenous Relations

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/dcote

Couture, Roger

Human Kinetics

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/rcouture

Darling, Liz

Midwifery

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ldarling

Dickinson, Joel

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jdickinson

Dorman, Sandra

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sdorman

Eger, Tammy

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/teger

Eibl, Joe

NOSM

Co-Supervisor

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joseph_Eibl

Emond, Michael

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/memond

Gauthier, Alain

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/agauthier

Grenier, Sylvain

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sgrenier

Haji, Reeshma

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/rhaji

Harding, Kelly

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/KHarding

Hien, Amélie

Études françaises

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ahien

Horrigan, Judith

Nursing

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jhorrigan

James, Susan

Midwifery

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sjames

Kauppi, Carol

Social Work

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ckauppi

Kpazai, Georges

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/gkpazai

Laflamme, Simon

Sociology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/slaflamme

Lafrance, Adèle

Adjunct

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/acrobinson

Larivière, Céline

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/clariviere

Larivière, Michel

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/mlariviere

Larocque, Sylvie

Sciences infirmières

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/slarocque

Lavoie, Anne-Marise

Nursing

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/amlavoie

Lefebvre, Pascal

Orthophonie

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/plefebvre2

Levin, Elizabeth

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/elevin

Lewko, John

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jlewko

Lightfoot, Nancy

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/nlightfoot

Maar, Marion

NOSM

Supervisor

https://www.nosm.ca/faculty/human-sciences/faculty-by-rank/marion-maar-ph-d/

Marin Tamayo, John Jairo

Sciences de l'éducation

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jmarintamayo

                   

Marsh, David

NOSM

Supervisor

https://www.nosm.ca/research/dr-david-marsh/

McGregor, Lorrilee

Rural & Northern Health

Co-Supervisor

 

Mercure, Dominique

Social Work

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/dmercure

Minor-Corriveau, Michèle

Orthophonie

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/mminorcorriveau

Moeke-Pickering, Taima

Indigenous Relations

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/tmoekepickering

Montgomery, Phyllis

Nursing

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/pmontgomery

Nangia, Parveen

Sociology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/pnangia

Nowrouzi, Behdin

Adjunct

Co-Supervisor

https://ot.utoronto.ca/about/core-faculty/behdin-nowrouzi-kia/

Oddson, Bruce

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/boddson

Perron, Melanie

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/mperron

Pianosi, Birgit

Gerontology

Co-Supervisor

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Birgit_Pianosi

Rebeiro Gruhl, Karen

Adjunct

Co-Supervisor

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/rebeirotherapyservices

                      

Ritchie, Stephen

Human Kinetics

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/sritchie

Rousseau, Luc

Psychology

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/lrousseau

Schweinbenz, Amanda

Human Kinetics

Co-Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/aschweinbenz

Spoel, Philippa

English

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/pspoel

Tremblay, Line

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ltremblay

Tufford, Lea

Social Work

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ltufford

Urajnik, Diana

McMaster U

Co-Supervisor

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2045305984_Diana_Urajnik

Valliant, Paul

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/pvalliant

Venkataraman, Krishnan

Gerontology

Co-Supervisor

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Krishnan_Venkataraman2

Virchez, Jorge

Géographie

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/jvirchez

Walker, Jennifer

Rural & Northern Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/JWalker2

Watson, Shelley

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/swatson

Wenghofer, Elizabeth

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/ewenghofer

Whissell, Cynthia

Psychology

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/cwhissell

Yantzi, Nicole

Environmental Studies

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/nyantzi

Young, Nancy

Rural & Northern  Health

Supervisor

https://laurentian.ca/faculty/nyoung

 

John Lewko

John Lewko

School of Rural and Northern Health
Nancy Lightfoot

Nancy Lightfoot

School of Rural and Northern Health
Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker

School of Rural and Northern Health
Elizabeth Wenghofer

Elizabeth Wenghofer

School of Rural and Northern Health
Nancy Young

Nancy Young

School of Rural and Northern Health