Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSc) - Thesis option

MSc (KInesiology)
The MSc (Kinesiology) program uses an “Inquiry approach,” allowing students to examine a specific area of interest.


This program is predicated on the “Inquiry Approach,” allowing students to examine issues and questions related to the specific sub-discipline areas. The design of the program allows for considerable flexibility permitting students to pursue their area of interest under the guidance and advice of their supervisor. A thesis, subject to oral examination, is required. Typical program length is 2 – 2 ½  years.

Program Requirements: Total = 18 units

Program components Units
Research methods course (EPHE 573)   3.0
Coursework within EPHE (two courses from the list of 580 courses below) 3.0
EPHE 580 Physiological Issues in Physical Activity and Health (1.5)  
EPHE 581 Psychological Issues in Physical Activity and Health (1.5)
EPHE 582 Neuroscience in Physical Activity and Health (1.5)  
EPHE 583 Issues in Health Promotion and Wellness (1.5)  
EPHE 584 Pedagogical Issues in Physical Activity and Health (1.5)  
Attendance at the School Research Seminar (EPHE 500)   0.0
Research technique course* (one course from the list below, or equivalent)  1.5
ED-D 560 Statistical Methods in Education (1.5)
EPHE 585 Qualitative Research Genres Applied to Education, Health & Society (1.5)
Electives** Complete one or two electives to support your program of study 1.5-3.0
Thesis: All MSc in Kinesiology students complete a thesis (EPHE 599) 7.5-9.0
*Students will receive an overview of quantitative or qualitative research procedures relevant to your research question and design.

**Electives may be chosen from courses in the School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education, including Directed Studies or Special Topic courses, or other departments, to increase the knowledge base in your area of interest.