Master of Kinesiology (MKin)

Overview

The Master of Kinesiology (MKin) is a non-thesis, 30-credit course-based degree with broad course offerings, field experiences and knowledge from leading practical and theory experts. We are transitioning to a two stream model with core and recommended course offerings associated with each: Performance and Coaching Sciences and Clinical Kinesiology. The expected time to completion is 3-4 terms, with the possibility of completing the program in one year (3 terms).

* A thesis is not part of this program, distinguishing the MKin from the MA/MSc programs.

 

What makes the program unique?

Our MKin program is undergoing program changes to keep pace with, and lead in knowledge and skills training in kinesiology and performance sciences. We offer courses relevant to Performance and Coaching Science, based on our proud history in this area, as well as Clinical Kinesiology.

No supervisor is required for admission to the MKin program. Applicants may apply directly to the program, and the Graduate Committtee will select candidates from the pool of applications. Opportunities to work directly with a faculty supervisor may be available through field placements or directed (research) studies.

Interested applicants are advised to visit the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

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Admission Information & Requirements

Program Instructions

MKin Students are advised to apply for the September program start date to increase their chances of being accepted into the program. Applications will, however, be considered throughout the year, if spaces permit. However, due to the large number of applications for the MKIN program, it is unlikely that we are able to accept any students for the winter (January) start date.

1) Check Eligibility

Minimum Academic Requirements

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies establishes the minimum admission requirements common to all applicants, usually a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC). The graduate program that you are applying to may have additional requirements. Please review the specific requirements for applicants with credentials from institutions in:

Each program may set higher academic minimum requirements. Please review the program website carefully to understand the program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as it is a competitive process.

English Language Test

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application.

Minimum requirements for the two most common English language proficiency tests to apply to this program are listed below:

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet-based

Overall score requirement: 96

Reading

23

Writing

24

Speaking

26

Listening

23

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

Overall score requirement: 7.0

Reading

6.5

Writing

6.5

Speaking

6.5

Listening

6.5

Other Test Scores

Some programs require additional test scores such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Test (GMAT). The requirements for this program are:

The GRE is not required.

Prior degree, course and other requirements

Prior Degree Requirements

Four (4) Year Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics, Physical Education, Kinesiology, or other related fields of study.

2) Meet Deadlines

September 2021 Intake

Application Open Date
25 September 2020
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 10 January 2021
Transcript Deadline: 10 January 2021
Referee Deadline: 25 January 2021
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 10 January 2021
Transcript Deadline: 10 January 2021
Referee Deadline: 25 January 2021

3) Prepare Application

Transcripts

All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.

Letters of Reference

A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.

Statement of Interest

Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.

Supervision

Course-based programs may assign academic advisors to cohorts of students, but usually do not require applicants to reach out to individual professors / faculty members to seek commitment as their supervisor. Please do not contact faculty members if you are applying to this program.

Citizenship Verification

Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

4) Apply Online

All applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.

Tuition & Financial Support

Tuition

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$108.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,925.48$7,336.20
Tuition per year
(plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%)
$5,776.44$22,008.60
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$969.17 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $17,242.00 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Financial Support

Applicants to UBC have access to a variety of funding options.

Program Funding Packages

Funding is limited to Mkin students. However, students who applied early by the January deadline, may be considered for Entrance Awards, and students who apply by the end of April may be considered for Teaching Assistant positions.

Interested applicants are advised to visit the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

 

Employer support

Organizations may provide their employees with tuition benefits as part of an employment package to support lifelong learning of their workforce.

Scholarships & awards (merit-based funding)

Professional / course-based programs usually do not provide merit-based funding. Some programs may offer bursaries.

Financial aid (need-based funding)

Canadian and US applicants may qualify for governmental loans to finance their studies. Please review eligibility and types of loans.

All students may be able to access private sector or bank loans.

Foreign government scholarships

Many foreign governments provide support to their citizens in pursuing education abroad. International applicants should check the various governmental resources in their home country, such as the Department of Education, for available scholarships.

Working while studying

The possibility to pursue work to supplement income may depend on the demands the program has on students. It should be carefully weighed if work leads to prolonged program durations or whether work placements can be meaningfully embedded into a program.

International students enrolled as full-time students with a valid study permit can work on campus for unlimited hours and work off-campus for no more than 20 hours a week.

A good starting point to explore student jobs is the UBC Work Learn program or a Co-Op placement.

Tax credits and RRSP withdrawals

Students with taxable income in Canada may be able to claim federal or provincial tax credits.

Canadian residents with RRSP accounts may be able to use the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) which allows students to withdraw amounts from their registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to finance full-time training or education for themselves or their partner.

Please review Filing taxes in Canada on the student services website for more information.

Cost Calculator

Applicants have access to the cost calculator to develop a financial plan that takes into account various income sources and expenses.

Career Options

The MKin program prepares students for employment in coaching and sport-science support, such as strength and conditioning, at various levels (high school, club, varsity, elite/professional sports) and/or for professional leadership and work across a range of health settings including clinical/community/corporate health and exercise promotion and chronic disease prevention programs. For over two decades, the Coaching Science program has supported the coaching careers of many different sport coaches by enhancing their theoretical knowledge and practical skill development. We are now also offering courses related to Clinical Kinesiology, to meet the growing needs of exercise specialists in various health and community arenas, which will be driven by knowledge related to exercise testing and prescription, nutrition, injury prevention and behaviour change.

Enrolment, Duration & Other Stats

These statistics show data for the Master of Kinesiology (MKin). Data are separated for each degree program combination. You may view data for other degree options in the respective program profile.

Enrolment Data

 20192018201720162015
Applications1519221927
Offers1211131215
New registrations91091215
Total enrolment2224212631
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 10 March 2020]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.

Further Program Information

Specialization

Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education-teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health-related fields.

Faculty Overview

Academic Unit

Program Identifier

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September 2021 Intake

Application Open Date
25 September 2020
Canadian Applicant Deadline
10 January 2021
International Applicant Deadline
10 January 2021

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