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 teach experience teaching lab courses to undergrads. 

See the printable one page overview sheet (PDF) for application information. 

Master of Kinesiology (MKIN)


Thesis-Based Degrees

Our 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 to the program, 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 to a thesis program, you will need two letters of reference, learn more (PDF). 

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

Dr. Kati Pasanen, PhD

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