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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students entering the MSc in Kinesiology Program will hold a four-year Baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology, a related field (e.g., Physical and Health Education; Human Kinetics; Kinesiology), or equivalent and have at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application.

Note: applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree from Europe or other international countries will be considered for admission based on equivalency criteria as determined by the Office of the Registrar.

Candidates with an honours degree in a related field such as Life Sciences, Sports Administration, Nursing Science, Rehabilitation Therapy, Sociology, Psychology, Physiology, Mechanical Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, may be admitted to the MSc program.

Such candidates may be required to enrol in undergraduate courses in the School of Physical and Health Education to round out their academic background in movement and physical activity if deemed necessary by the admissions committee (students will be informed of this decision before being admitted to the program).

In every case, an applicant’s file will be reviewed by three graduate faculty members of the School of Physical and Health Education to determine if it meets the criteria outlined here for admission into the MSc program.

Specifically, to be considered for admission into the MSc in Kinesiology program, applicants will be required to:

  1. Meet the Minimum Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs as outlined in the Academic Calendar (p.156); and,
  2. Have a minimum average of 75% in their last 20 three-credit (or equivalent) courses of study.

In all cases, the final admission decision will be based on the availability of an appropriate supervisor. Applicants whose academic record is such that they would not be admissible to the MSc program may be admitted as mature students if the Baccalaureate degree was completed four or more years prior to the application and the applicant has a demonstrated record of professional or work experience. The minimum average to be admitted to the MSc program as a mature student is 70% (in the last 20 three-credit courses or equivalent). Mature applicants can submit a current curriculum vitae and accompanying statement as evidence of professional and work experience.

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