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As of Friday, June 24, 2016, the Muskoka Campus was closed. All programs have been moved and are now offered at the North Bay Campus. Please direct any inquiries to:
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North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
Tel: 705.474.3450, ext.4200
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The Concurrent Education program at our Brantford Campus is offered in partnership with Laurier Brantford. Graduates receive an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Society, Culture & Environment from Laurier Brantford and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing.
The Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSc) is a thesis-based degree program that offers students an opportunity to train in a world-class facility with state-of-the-art equipment and leading faculty researchers.
Areas of study can include topics broadly related to the natural health and physical sciences, such as biomechanics and ergonomics, exercise and environmental physiology, sensory-movement behaviour, physical activity and health promotion, coaching, and sport psychology. Graduate students are drawn to the School of Physical and Health Education to work with specific research faculty members and benefit from their expertise in specific content areas.
The MSc program operates using a mentor model. The benefits of a mentor model are numerous including clarification of research and other funding support at time of application and focused supervision from the time of registration. The MSc program prepares graduates for a broad range of careers, including doctoral and post-doctoral degrees, Medicine, Physical Therapy, industry, and governmental and non-governmental work.
Research Profile - Dr. Mark Bruner
The MSc in Kinesiology program a research-intensive, thesis-based program. Students are expected to complete the program within 24 months (2 years) of their initial enrolment. Students complete coursework within the first two semesters of their enrolment in the program and complete their thesis by the end of the sixth semester in the program.
Funding is available to graduate students from both internal and external sources. Internal funding includes teaching/research assistantships, faculty research grants, and Nipissing Graduate Scholarships. The value of these scholarships varies. Students are also encouraged to compete for scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS), the Canada Graduate Scholarship, and the Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship.
Interested students can expect a research-intensive thesis-based program. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in Nipissing’s new $7.5 million Centre for Physical Health and Education. The facility features world-class funded labs, including the Sensory-Movement Behaviour Lab, Psychology of Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab, Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab, and Exercise Physiology Lab.
Nipissing University not only provides its graduate students with attentive faculty and a supportive community, but also offers physical spaces that are conducive to productive research.
Our graduate students study and teach in state-of-the-art classrooms, seminar rooms, and research labs. Our graduate student lounge and interdisciplinary office provides students with their own dedicated space to meet and collaborate.
The Harris Learning Library was completed in 2011 and provides 56,000 square feet of study space with natural light and a modern award-winning design. The new library features expanded print collections, a learning commons, an adaptive technology area, and collaborative work spaces.
Graduate students in the MSc in Kinesiology program will access existing equipment within the PHE labs associated with their respective sub-disciplines (e.g., exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology of physical activity, motor control) for both coursework and research. Specialized equipment currently available within the labs is listed below:
Graduate students in the MSc program will access the athletic facilities and other on-campus facilities currently available to Nipissing University graduate students as part of their student fees.
Our Master of Science in Kinesiology degree will be awarded to students who demonstrate and meet the requirements of the program. Click here for more information about the expectations and learning outcomes of our Master of Science in Kinesiology graduate program.
In order to receive our Master of Science in Kinesiology degree, students must submit and defend a thesis. Click here for more information about the Thesis Proposal and Defence processes.
Each MSc candidate’s Supervisory Committee will be comprised of the supervisor(s) and two additional faculty members. Click here for more information about Supervisory Committee Membership.
With an MSc in Kinesiology, our graduates will be prepared for a broad range of careers, including education (e.g. University Lab Instructor/Technician, College Instructor), coaching, exercise and fitness professionals, kinesiology, health promotion, industry, governmental and nongovernmental work.
Many of our MSc graduates will continue to further education and training, including doctoral (i.e. PhD) degrees, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy.
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