Kinesiology

Master of Science (MSc)

Thesis-based program

Program overview

Our faculty has many faces, but one mission: Better health and an active lifestyle for everyone. We are the science of health and life, a science so big that it spans many faculties and disciplines. We may be engineers, physicians, nurses or molecular biologists – but we share a vision to create a healthier society. And we look to our students to contribute to this vision through their original research, and to become leaders. In classrooms, in labs, and in our communities. Our students have the opportunity to be mentored by some of the top minds in the field of kinesiology as they work to create a healthier society, by preventing injury, reversing unhealthy habits and by helping people to return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible after injury or disease.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Students will take one graduate course in statistics and one graduate course in research design.
  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.

Specializations

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise & Health Physiology
  • Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • Innovation in Pedagogy and Sport Performance
  • Neuro-Motor Psychology & Motor Learning
  • Nutrition, Metabolism & Genetics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport & Physical Activity
  • Sport History
  • Sport Injury Epidemiology
  • Sport Medicine

Outcomes

Research career (industry, university, health), teaching, health care, health coach, consulting, research associate, sporting careers (administration, coaching, sport psychology, strength and conditioning coach), injury prevention and rehabilitation, community/municipal programming.

A master’s degree in kinesiology will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD in Kinesiology.

Thesis-based program

Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Two years full-time; four years maximum

Supervisor

A supervisor is required; potential supervisors must be listed when applying to the program

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.


Supervisors

Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.


  1. William Bridel

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    Socio-Cultural Studies of Sport, Physical Activity, and the Body
  2. S. Nicole Culos-Reed

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    Exercise and Cancer Survivorship
  3. W. Brent Edwards

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    Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
  4. Carolyn Emery

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    Injury Epidemiology, Injury Prevention, Concussion, Pediatric Rehabilitation
  5. Walter Herzog

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    Neuro-Biomechanics, Biomechanics
  6. Sarah Kenny

    Accepting Inquiries
    Dancers as Artistic Athletes, Benefits of Dance for General Population
  7. Meghan McDonough

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    Social Relationships in Physical Activity
  8. Juan Murias

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    David Paskevich

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    Sport Psychology
  10. Raylene Reimer-De Bruyn

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    Nutrition, chronic disease and gut microbiota

Admission requirements


GPA

A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four-year baccalaureate degree with an appropriate academic background for the area of specialization.

Work samples

None

Documents

None

Reference letters

Two

Test scores

None


English language proficiency

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of at least 86 (Internet-based) with no section less than 20. Our institution code is 0813
  • IELTS score of 6.5 (Academic version) with no section less than 6.0
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of B,C,C (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)

Deadlines

For admission on May 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Mar. 1 application deadline
  • International students: Mar. 1 application deadline

For admission on July 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: May 1 application deadline
  • International students: May 1 application deadline

For admission on September 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Jul. 1 application deadline
  • International students: Jul. 1 application deadline

For admission on January 1:

  • Canadians and permanent residents: Nov. 1 application deadline
  • International students: Nov. 1 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Kinesiology graduate program

Kinesiology B, Room 139B
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, ABT2N 1N4
403.220.5183

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Faculty of Kinesiology

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

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