Ten top tips for career planning for physical and health education graduate students


  • Ashley M Johnson
  • Jenna R Lorusso
  • Hayley J Morrison University of Alberta


This paper is a compilation of ten top tips for navigating life after graduation gathered from faculty members and graduate students of the Physical and Health Education Canada Research Council who have lived experiences from such shifts. It provides graduate students and early career scholars with strategies for transitioning out of the student role and into a professional career, including academic and non-academic positions.

Author Biographies

Ashley M Johnson

Ashley M. Johnson is a PhD Candidate in the Community-Engaged Health Promotion Research Lab within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.

Jenna R Lorusso

Jenna R. Lorusso is a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick and in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership at the State University of New York, Albany.

Hayley J Morrison, University of Alberta

Elementary Education, University of Alberta

PhD Candidate & Physical Education Instructor





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