The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

Fields (areas of research)

  • Biomechanics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology and Nutrition
  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • Must be completed within 6 terms full time or 12 terms part time.
    • Students must have permission of the Department Graduate Committee to continue enrolment beyond term limits.
    • Students are expected to devote as much time as is necessary to complete their thesis within this timeline.
    • Students must be continuously enrolled at the University to the end of the term in which they complete the degree requirements.
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a 75% average.
    • Letter indicating why the student wishes to pursue graduate studies.
  • Application materials 
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
    • Writing sample
      • Submit one copy of a term paper, research project or senior essay written during the last two years of undergraduate studies.
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      from faculty members who taught the student as an undergraduate.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Completion of a minimum of 2.00 units of graduate courses (e.g., 4 courses each at a 0.50 unit weight) and 2 seminars. Of the courses, at least 0.50 units must be related to quantitative or qualitative analysis, such as research methods, modelling, mathematics, or statistics. All graduate courses except seminars must be assigned a numerical grade. Students must obtain an average of at least 72% in the set of courses which they present in fulfilment of course requirements. Unsatisfactory academic performance in any one course will result in a review of the candidate's status by the Department Graduate Committee. If a student with a failed course is permitted to continue, additional work may be required to clear the failure in that course or an additional course may be required to replace the failed course. Alternatively, the student may be required to repeat part or all of the program.
    • Completion of 2 of the following CR/NCR graduate seminars:
      • KIN 670A Neuroscience Seminar I
      • KIN 670B Neuroscience Seminar II
      • KIN 670E Biomechanics Seminar I
      • KIN 670F Biomechanics Seminar II
      • KIN 670H Physiology and Nutrition Seminar I
      • KIN 670I Physiology and Nutrition Seminar II
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Master’s Thesis
    • Thesis Proposal: Following successful completion of coursework, each student will be required to compete a Master’s thesis proposal. The proposal involves a written document related to the student’s thesis area. The thesis project and proposal is developed in consultation with the supervisor. Each student must orally defend the thesis proposal to the Advisory Committee, consisting of the supervisor (or co-supervisors), and two other members (one of which must be from the home Department).
    • Thesis Defence: Each student is required to submit a written thesis embodying the results of original research carried out under the direction of an Advisory Committee headed by the supervisor. The candidate defends the thesis before an Examining Committee approved by the Department Graduate Committee. The Examining Board should consist of the Advisory Committee, which is normally the same Advisory Committee as the thesis proposal.
  • Other requirements 
    • Student evaluation: A review of each student's progress by both the supervisor and the Department Graduate Committee takes place during the month of September each year. Students are evaluated on several criteria, including performance in courses, progress towards course and milestone completion, thesis progress, scholarly activity, and research and teaching assistantship activity.