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Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.
Kinesiology is not just the study of movement. We are the length and breadth of the human condition, from the joy of competition, to the steps taken by cancer patients on their road back to wellness. We are in schools encouraging healthier habits and in labs researching the mysteries of why one child becomes obese while another doesn’t. Our graduate students are mentored by some of the top professors and researchers in the field in their original investigations, with the goal to advance the study of kinesiology, and to create leaders whose work will have an impact on society. Sharing knowledge is vital, and we work closely with other faculties, like the biomedical researchers in the Schulich School of Engineering and the mental health researchers in the Cumming School of Medicine.
Academia, Research career, teaching (secondary and post-secondary), 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 PhD in kinesiology is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Four year full-time; six years maximum
A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted
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.
A four-year undergraduate degree and completion of a thesis based masters degree.
Written confirmation of external funding in accordance with policies of the Faculty of Kinesiology Graduate Program
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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