Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSc)
The Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSc) is a thesis-based degree. Areas of study can include topics broadly related to the natural, health and physical sciences.
What makes the program unique?
Graduate students are drawn to the School to work with specific research faculty members and benefit from their expertise in specific content areas. The MSc program operates using a mentor model. The benefits of a mentor model are numerous including clarification of research and other funding support at time of application and focused supervision from the time of registration. The School offers competitive financial packages to highly qualified students in the form of teaching assistantships and entrance scholarships. Individual faculty members can "top up" a financial package from external grant sources to assist with recruitment of exceptional students.
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Date: Thursday, 01 November 2018
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
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Natural/Physical Science, Behavioural
Confirm the proposed faculty member’s interest and availability before proceeding with the formal application process. If you do not receive a response please contact the graduate programs assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org. DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION WITHOUT CONFIRMING A POTENTIAL SUPERVISOR AS YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT THIS CONFIRMATION. APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Four (4) Year Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics, Physical Education, Kinesiology, or other related fields of study.
Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.Transcript Deadline
Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.Referee Deadline
Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.
September 2019 Intake
Application Open Date01 September 2018
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,632.61||$2,868.22|
|Tuition per year||$4,897.83||$8,604.66|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$3,200.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$930.14 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
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. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.
Beauchamp, Mark (Social Determinants of Health, Health Promotion, Quality of Life and Aging, Mental Health and Society, Physical Activity, Health Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Sport Psychology, Group Processes, Leadership, Intervention, Social Cognition, Older Adults, Children)
Blouin, Jean-Sebastien (Sensorimotor Integration, Motor System, Robotics and Automation, Trauma / Injuries, Physiology, Sensorimotor physiology, Standing balance, Balance robot, Sensory virtualisation, Computational approaches, Head and neck, Whiplash injuries)
Boushel, Robert (Kinesiology)
Bredin, Shannon (human motor learning, expertise and development, physical education, teacher preparation and effectiveness, Human motor behaviour (motor learning, development, and expertise), life span physical activity and health, physical and health literacy, health knowledge, health-related physical fitness, interactive gaming, telehealth, psychomotor markers of performance)
Bundon, Andrea (Digital qualitative research, Disability, Disability sport, Paralympics, Qualitative methodologies, Social and new media, Sport and exercise culture.)
Carpenter, Mark (neural control of movement, fear of falling, Neural control of movement, postural control, fears of falling, balance disorders, Parkinson's disease)
Chua, Romeo (Human perceptual-motor control, vision and action, perceptual-motor compatibility, coordination)
Crocker, Peter (self-esteem and spirit/exercise; body image; stress and coping in sport and exercise; health related behaviour (dieting, smoking, physical activity) related to the construction of the physical self in adolescent girls, Sport & exercise psychology - stress, coping and emotion, physical self, perfectionism)
Faulkner, Guy (Community Health / Public Health, physical activity and public health, mental health, physical activity interventions, exercise psychology, behavioral medicine)
Franks, Ian (human motor control; motor skill learning; computer-aided analysis of sport; coaching behaviors; soccer analysis, Human motor control, motor control acquisition, analysis of coaching behaviour, sport analysis)
Hodges, Nicola (Psychology - Biological Aspects, action anticipation, coaching, sport)
Hurd Clarke, Laura (Social Aspects of Aging, Social Determinants of Health, Loss of Independence, Identity Building, Participatory research, Quality of Life and Aging, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Aging Process, aging, ageism, sociology of aging, social gerontology, body image, embodiment, health, disability, social exclusion, assistive technology, gender, physical activity, qualitative methods, LGBTQ older adults, sexuality, media representation, heterosexism)
Inglis, J Timothy (Exercise science, neurophysiology, biomechanics, stance and balance control, human microneurography, physical therapy and rehabilitation, vestibular system)
Koehle, Michael (Physiology, Environmental Health, Exercise physiology, environmental physiology, sport and exercise medicine)
Kramer, John (Neuromechanical, Systems Biology, Exercise & Health)
Lam, Tania (Rehabilitation, Cranio-Encephalic and Spinal Cord Trauma, gait rehabilitation, exercise, neurorecovery)
McKenzie, Donald (Exercise science, sports medicine, exercise physiology, chronic illness, respiratory exercise physiology, althetes, chronic diseases, hypoxemia, functional outcomes for pediatric/adult patients with cancer following organ transplantation, and with lung and muscle disease, interdisciplinary onocoly)
Miran-Khan, Karim (Exercise is Medicine , Health promotion via Exercise, Type 2 DM prevention)
Puterman, Eli (Health psychology, Stress physiology, Acute exercise, Exercise interventions, Physical activity, Physical literacy, cellular aging, telomeres, chronic stress)
Sheel, William (exercise science, Exercise science, exercise physiology, respiratory and cardiovascular physiology, athletic performance, cardiovascular)
Vertinsky, Patricia (social and cultural history of the body, gender relations, health, sport and exercise, social history of women and health, social/cultural aspects of sport and physical activity, health education, promotion and policy, Social and cultural history of sport and physical activity, gender, race, aging and disability, modern olympics)
Warburton, Darren (cardiovascular physiology, clinical exercise rehabilitation, interactive video games, , Sport cardiology and clinical exercise rehabilitation, elite athletic performance, childhood health, treatments for patients with chronic disease, cardiac rehabilitation)
West, Christopher (Disability, High performance sport, Physiology, Quantitative methodologies, Spinal cord injury, Systems biology)
Wilson, Brian (Cultural studies and sociology with focus on media, consumer culture, youth, social inequality, social movements, the environment, qualitative methods, and sport and leisure studies)