Creating a healthier future at the University of Waterloo
As the world's first Department of Kinesiology, we continue to ignite an interdisciplinary approach to optimize health, prevent injury and illness, and extend the years of high quality life.
Our nationally and internationally recognized and respected Master's program provides the opportunity to understand cellular to societal implications of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle - preparing you for careers in a wide range of health fields.
Program overview | Tuition fees
The Master of Science coursework program aims to advance knowledge in human health and movement science. Students will acquire knowledge in various aspects of health and human movement through a flexible, interdisciplinary course-based curriculum, as well as through a unique one-term program-relevant internship/experiential placement.
The minimum residence requirement for the MSc coursework/experiential placement degree is two terms full-time from an Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
All requirements for the MSc coursework/experiential degree in Kinesiology must be completed within three terms.
- Full-time: 3 terms (1 year)
- Full-time Coursework Masters fees for 3 terms
In order to complete the program during this time period a candidate in the coursework/experiential placement program is expected to complete all coursework in the first two terms (Fall & Winter) and devote the spring term to a relevant internship/experiential placement.
Under special circumstances registration beyond program limits will be considered, but must be approved by the Department Graduate Committee and the Associate Chair (Graduate).
There is no formal supervisor for incoming coursework students. The Associate Chair (Graduate) and the Department Graduate Committee will aid in advising students on program details, course selection, and experiential placements. As such, all students should meet with the Associate Chair (Graduate) early during the first term to complete a Degree Requirements & Proposed Program of Study Form.
As a coursework MSc graduate, you will be well prepared to carry on with additional graduate studies, proceed to professional health care programs, or work in the public and private sector.
NOTE: Teaching Assistantship (TA's) and Research Assistantship (RA's) support and most scholarships are not available for the MSc coursework/experiential placement degree students.
Tuition is based on a four-month term, and is subject to change on an annual basis.
See the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs study and living costs page for full details
Application deadline for fall enrolment is February 1.
Graduate student resources