Kinesiology Graduate Degree Programs

Course-based degree

The Faculty of Kinesiology has one course-based degree - Master of Kinesiology. This is a multidisciplinary education specializing in high-performance and clinical exercise physiology. 

Benefits include:

  • Extensive hands-on experience and unique practicum opportunities (unpaid work for credit).
  • Eligibility to take the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Exercise Physiologist exams.
  • Opportunity to gain experience teaching lab courses to undergrads. 

See the printable one page overview sheet (PDF) for application information or see a video of a recorded information session about the program with details about courses, practicums and student experiences. For questions about the program, please contact

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022. 

Master of Kinesiology (MKIN)

Thesis-Based Degrees

Thesis-based programs can be completed in a number of different disciplines depending on your area of interest and training. 

Master of Science (MSc)

The faculty has a master's degree in science. It typically takes two years of full-time study to complete an MSc. To apply, you will need two letters of reference - see the details here (PDF). 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The faculty has a doctorate program in Kinesiology. It typically takes four years of full-time study to complete a PhD. To apply, you will need two letters of reference, learn more (PDF). 

See the difference between a course-based and a thesis-based degree. Learn more.

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