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.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • Must be completed within 3 terms.
    • Students must have permission of the Department Graduate Committee to continue enrolment beyond term limits.
    • In order to complete the program during this time period a candidate is expected to complete all coursework in the first two terms and devote the third term to completion of the Graduate Studies Practicum and Colloquium milestones.
    • 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
  • 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)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      either from 2 faculty members who taught the student as an undergraduate, or 1 from a faculty member and 1 from an employer with professional qualifications.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Completion of a minimum of 4.00 units of graduate courses (e.g., 8 courses each at a 0.50 unit weight) plus 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. In addition, a minimum of 2.00 units must be from the Department of Kinesiology. 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.
    • Students must also complete 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 I
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Graduate Studies Practicum
    • Complete the Graduate Studies Practicum milestone.
    • The practicum requirement is met with a one-term, full-time, program-relevant internship/experiential placement (minimum of 420 hours) to be arranged by the student in consultation with the Department Graduate Committee. The placement, objectives, and work required to meet these objectives are to be approved by the Department Graduate Committee and the placement supervisor.
    • Submit a discussion paper or case series related to the internship/experiential placement to the Department Graduate Committee.
  • Graduate Studies Colloquium
    • Complete the Graduate Studies Colloquium milestone.
    • Integrate the training they received through their coursework and experiential practicum, and discuss in a seminar setting how this could be applied to a health or kinesiology-related issue.
  • Other requirements 
    • Meet with the Department Graduate Committee periodically to discuss course selection and program progress.