PhD Opportunity

The University of Calgary is looking for a PhD student to evaluate the massive open online course in concussion.

Join the University of Calgary for a PhD position to evaluate the massive open online course (MOOC) on concussion. Learn more about the course here. The successful student will have completed a research based Masters degree in a related field of either education, community health sciences or a health related discipline. The student will be supervised by Dr. Kathryn Schneider (Faculty of Kinesiology) and co-supervised by Dr. Jennifer Lock (Werklund School of Education). 

Start dates

Students must begin their program in January or May 2021 and must be registered as full time students during the tenure of their award. 

  

Criteria

The following criteria are must-haves: 

  • Completed a research-based Masters degree in a related field of either education, community health sciences or a health related discipline (an entry level health care professional degree will not meet the requirements - a research based Masters is required).
  • Be competitive for national or international scholarships.
  • Have an entering GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 or equivalent in their last two years of study. 
  • The funded student is required to apply for major provincial, national or international scholarships for which they are eligible.

Funding

The University of Calgary will fund one student for up to three years ($23,000/year). The annual funding is renewable up to a maximum of three years based on progress as reported in the Faculty of Graduate Studies annual progress report. 

 

Research and coursework

The research focus will be on the evaluation of the MOOC in concussion and will include both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Required coursework will include: 

• Health research methods 

• Qualitative analysis 

• Quantitative statistics/biostatistics