Admission Requirements

The M.Sc., Health and Exercise Sciences and Ph.D., Kinesiology programs are governed by the general graduate guidelines of the College of Graduate Studies' policies and procedures, including its standards for admission of students.

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Applicants to the M.Sc. degree in Health & Exercise Sciences are normally expected to have a bachelor’s degree in a biological, behavioural, social science, health science, or another related field of study with a B+ (76%) average or higher in their third- and fourth-year classes or at least 12 credits in third- and fourth-year classes in their intended field of study with an A- (80%) or higher average. Their background training must be sufficient for advanced work in their chosen field. Please see the College of Graduate Studies website.

Applicants from universities outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Test scores must have been taken within the last 24 months.

Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to the College of Graduate Studies are listed on the College of Graduate Studies website.

No applicant will be admitted to the program until a member of the Health and Exercise Sciences faculty has agreed to supervise the thesis research; thus, applicants are strongly urged to identify and contact a potential research supervisor prior to submitting their application materials.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the HES Graduate Committee and with the approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Applicants to the Ph.D. degree in Kinesiology are normally required to have a thesis-based master's degree in Health & Exercise Sciences, Kinesiology, or other related field of study, along with appropriate undergraduate and graduate coursework. Applicants with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a non-kinesiology program may be considered for admission, particularly if they have a strong background in the biological, behavioural or health sciences.

Applicants from universities outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Test scores must have been taken within the last 24 months.

Acceptable English Language Proficiency tests and minimum required test scores for admission eligibility for applications to the College of Graduate Studies are listed on the College of Graduate Studies website.

No applicant will be admitted to the PhD program until a member of the Health and Exercise Sciences faculty has agreed to supervise the dissertation research; thus, applicants are strongly urged to identify and contact a potential research supervisor prior to submitting their application materials.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the HES Graduate Committee and with the approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Page last updated: May 2, 2018

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