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Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology MSc

Admission Requirements

  • BSc in Exercise Science or related field of study, which includes Kinesiology, Physiology, Psychology, or Biology.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

If an applicant has a degree in another area, their academic record is examined to determine if a core deficiency exists in the student’s previous undergraduate background, otherwise qualified candidates may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits.

Applicants are selected on the basis of past academic record, letters of recommendation and relevance of proposed research to the expertise of the department. Enrolment in the Master’s program is limited in part by the availability of research supervisors.

For certain kinds of research, a professional certification (e.g., CATA, FKQ, CSEP, or certification in other health related disciplines) could be an asset for acceptance into the program.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology Courses page for course descriptions.

Health and Exercise Science MSc (45 credits)


credits of coursework:

EXCI 610 Statistics and Research Design (3.00)
EXCI 612 Laboratory Techniques (3.00)
EXCI 624 Special Topics Seminar (3.00)
EXCI 626 Thesis Proposal (3.00)


Thesis (one of the following courses):

EXCI 670 Thesis (33.00)
EXCI 680 Thesis (Athletic Therapy) (33.00)
EXCI 690 Thesis (Clinical Exercise Physiology) (33.00)

Additional Degree Requirements

In addition to a written final thesis, a public oral examination is conducted to test the student's ability to defend the thesis.

Year I
Fall (6 credits): EXCI 610 (3 credits), EXCI 624 (3 credits)
Winter (6 credits): EXCI 612 (3 credits), EXCI 626 (3 credits)

Year II
33 credits: EXCI 670 (33 credits) or EXCI 680 (33 credits) or EXCI 690 (33 credits)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations. Program Specific Requirements. Students must obtain an assessment grade point average (AGPA) of 2.70 based on a minimum of 6 credits.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement is one year (three terms) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Students are encouraged to complete the program within 2 years. Those who do not complete the MSc program within two years must submit a formal request for an extension to the Graduate Program Director before they can maintain their registration in the program. Students who exceed a two-year time period may not be guaranteed funding. Part-time students may apply to the program based on the availability of faculty supervisors. It is recommended that part-time students complete the degree within 5 years. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.
  5. Progress Report. Each student’s progress is formally evaluated by the student’s thesis supervisor every six months and a report submitted to the Graduate Program Director.

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