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Health and Well-being

"At Ryerson, the idea of moving forward, innovating, pushing outside the box are all really encouraged."

Dr. Anne Wagner, Psychology MA and PhD alumna, professor and founder of Remedy

Improve the quality of life for individuals and the welfare of communities and society at large. Through Ryerson Graduate Studies, you will gain the knowledge and experience from expert faculty and community partnerships to ensure a healthy future for all.

Study health and well-being at Ryerson

  • Biomedical Engineering (MASc, MEng, PhD): Conduct real-world research with industry partners such as St. Michael’s Hospital and the University Health Network. Exciting careers include developing better medical devices, more sophisticated medical equipment and improved biomedical procedures. 
  • Child and Youth Care (MA): Explore issues and themes including trauma-informed care, resilience, life-space intervention, critical and anti-oppressive perspectives, and management and policy development in child and youth serving settings.
  • Dietetics (PMDip): Offered in partnership with external organizations, this graduate-level program provides practical, hands-on dietetic experience in clinical, community and management settings.
  • Early Childhood Studies (MA): Unique in North America, this program integrates diversity and leverages deep community and institutional ties to provide a solid understanding of the complex issues affecting children and their families.
  • Master of Health Administration (Community Care) (MHA(CC)): Focusing on innovation, analytics and entrepreneurship, this 16-month program’s convenient modular format supports professionals already working in health care and those interested in transitioning into vital and rewarding management careers.  
  • Molecular Science (MSc, PhD): Explore the interface of chemistry, biochemistry and biology in this interdisciplinary and research-based program. Explore the fields of Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces, and Molecular Bioscience.
  • Nursing (MN): Advance your nursing practice through connections with university teaching hospitals, research institutes, community health centres and long-term care facilities. Pursue studies in Leadership in Health-care Policy and Education, or Health and Illness of Individuals and Communities.
  • Nutrition Communication (MHSc): Open a dialogue on the future of food and nutrition. Develop advanced knowledge and skills in the interpretation and communication of nutrition and food issues to small and large audiences via traditional and new media. PDEP-accredited practicum option available.
  • Physics (MSc, PhD): Innovate within a multidisciplinary program to make a positive impact on society. Gain exposure to a variety of fields such as biomedical physics, CAMPEP-accredited medical physics and complex systems through the application of physics, engineering, computer science and biology.
  • Psychology (MA, PhD): Leverage an in-house training clinic within state-of-the-art research labs. Study Clinical Psychology (CPA accredited) or Psychological Science with a leading-edge scientific and clinical training approach and an innovative curriculum anchored in real-world issues.
  • Urban Health (PhD): Gain the skills and knowledge to address the diverse and complex challenges faced by individuals and communities living in urban centres, and to generate sustainable cross-sectoral strategies and solutions to improve health and well-being.

Quick Facts

$7.6M grants held by faculty (Psychology)

1st and only graduate nutrition communication program in Canada

$5M in federal and provincial scholarships