Masters of Kinesiology (MKin)

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Developing leaders in kinesiology

Kinesiology is a broad and interdisciplinary field, involving aspects of biosciences, psychology, sociocultural studies and management and leadership, united by a focus on human movement. The course-based MKin program exposes students to the breadth of kinesiology, while providing an opportunity to tailor degree experiences to individual interests and goals.

Program Structure

Course-based MKin

This is a one year program offering a combination of interdisciplinary courses and applied learning in a professional setting. Students guide the content of their program by selecting courses and a capstone experience based on their areas of interest.

NOTE: Students are not required to contact a supervisor prior to submitting an application to the course-based program.


12 months. Students are enrolled during all 3 academic terms (Fall, Winter and Summer).

Course Load

4.0 credits

  • 1.0 required credits
    • Kin 9467 - Interpreting and Communicating Science
    • Kin 9032 - Leadership in Kinesiology
  • 1.5 elective credits selected by the student
  • 1.5 credit capstone experience (Kin 9468) selected by the student in consultation with the academic lead

Non-course Milestone Requirement:

Capstone Experience

The purpose of the capstone experience is to enable students to obtain professional experience to complement their course work. Students will complete a minimum of 480 hours with a selected agency in the broad field of kinesiology. Through this applied studies approach, students have the opportunity to develop professional skills, critically reflect on their personal growth, and explore career interests in kinesiology.