Minimum MKin Admission Requirements:
Master of Kinesiology (MKin) a) A minimum grade of B or 3.0 in each of the
Course-based Graduate Degree following undergraduate prerequisite courses or
http://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/grad/programsmkin equivalents: Anatomy, Exercise Physiology,
Biomechanics, Sport Psychology and Statistics.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS The MKin program is designed to prepare students to b) A minimum admission GPA of 3.0 or higher on a
KNB 146 be professional kinesiologists with an advanced four-point scale over approximately the last two
firstname.lastname@example.org understanding of applied exercise physiology. years of study in a Kinesiology or appropriate
Careers of MKin graduates include work in high academic background for the area of
http://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/grad performance sport, chronic disease management, specialization.
occupational assessment and prevention of disease c) Two academic reference letters.
via health and wellness. d) A demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and
capable of independent study as shown in
4+1: The Integrated Bachelor-Master of Students will be exposed to the tests and techniques undergraduate studies, volunteer work and/or
Science Degree employed to train and monitor elite world class work experience in exercise science areas will be
http://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/undergrads/integrated athletes as they prepare for international competition, considered.
including the Olympic Games. MKin students will also e) For applicants required to provide proof of
The 4+1 Integrated Bachelors/Master of Science work with a number of specialists in the health proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of
program allows exceptional undergraduate students profession to gain clinical experience in the areas of 580 (written), or 92 (internet-based), or an IELTs
registered in the Faculty of Kinesiology to complete stress testing, cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and score of 7.5, or a MELAB score of 82.
their BSc or BKin and a thesis-based graduate metabolic disorders. f) Letter of Intent (800 words):
degree (MSc) within 5 years. - Why are you pursuing an MKin degree?
The course-based MKin degree program is - What is your career goal at the completion of
Students apply to the 4+1 during Year 3 of their BKin comprised of 5.50 full course equivalents and is your MKin degree?
or BSc (Kinesiology) undergraduate program. undertaken in 16 consecutive months commencing - What is your career goal 5 years after the
annually in September. The MKin program is a quota- completion of your MKin degree?
During a student’s final 4th year in the Kinesiology based program with a highly competitive admission - Describe your relevant experiences in the
undergraduate program, the student would acquire process. Only top applicants are admitted annually. area (including but not limited to coaching,
the necessary academic background for their volunteer, clinical, employment and
graduate thesis work by completing two graduate recreational experiences).
courses, in combination with undergraduate courses
that would be credited toward the student’s
undergraduate degree. The graduate courses would 2010-11 Course-based Tuition and General Fees:
be taken into consideration as academic preparation http://grad.ucalgary.ca/files/grad/F_%20F_%20Sheet
for the graduate MSc degree. _C_Based-_July_09_2010.pdf
4+1 Students are eligible for the Vera A. Ross
Graduate Scholarship. All admission applications, application fees, official
transcripts, degree certificates, letters of reference,
More information: letters of intent and language proficiency official test
KNES Undergraduate Office email@example.com scores (if applicable) must be submitted to the
KNES Graduate Office firstname.lastname@example.org Kinesiology Graduate Program by the application
deadline. The MKin Admissions Committee will meet
4+1 ANNUAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1 to make final admission decisions.
Former MKin Student Matthew Price is a Strength and MKIN ANNUAL APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Physiology Consultant, Canadian Sport Centre-Calgary. March 1
committee and studies should be performed with the
Minimum MSc and PhD Admission Requirements: highest level of academic rigor. Students should be
a) Consent for supervision from an approved Faculty encouraged to become more independent as their
Member in Kinesiology. program progresses to demonstrate that they can
b) An appropriate academic background for the area of design, conduct and critically report original research.
specialization. The PhD should be made up of 2-3 individual studies
GRADUATE PROGRAMS c) A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or that build upon previous work in complexity, scope and
higher on a four-point scale over approximately the sophistication. The program should be realistically
KNB 146 last two years of study. designed so that the student can complete all
email@example.com d) For applicants required to provide proof of requirements of the degree within four years. All
http://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/grad proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of students are expected to have a minimum of three
580 (written), or 92 (internet-based), or an IELTs original scientific contributions from their PhD work
score of 7.5, or a MELAB score of 82. either submitted, published or in press in a recognized
Thesis-Based Graduate Degrees e) Two academic reference letters. peer-reviewed journal before defending their thesis.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/knes/grad/studenthndbookphd f) Written confirmation of external funding to support Students should also be given the opportunity to present
the thesis research project, in accordance with their work at national and international conferences
Thesis-based degrees offered in Kinesiology can be policies of the Faculty of Kinesiology Graduate specific to their field of study.
completed in a number of specializations depending on Program.
the interests and training of the student, and on the g) For PhD students only: A minimum stipend of Each Doctoral student is required to complete a
expertise of the faculty member(s) who is (are) the $18,000 per annum for a reasonable duration of minimum of three graduate-level half courses. Course
designated supervisor(s). Specialization areas include graduate training, for up to five years. selection is finalized after consideration of the student’s
Adapted Physical Activity & Gerontology, Biomechanics, background preparation and the research topic and is at
Exercise & Health Physiology, Health & Exercise Master of Science (MSc) the discretion of the graduate supervisor(s) and the
Psychology, Multi-Media Applications in Learning, The MSc thesis should be focused on a novel question supervisory committee.
Neuro-Motor Psychology & Motor Learning; Nutrition, within the student’s chosen discipline which allows the
Metabolism & Genetics; Sport History; Sport student to learn and fully appreciate the entire research All thesis-based students are encouraged to apply for
Psychology; Sport Sociology; Sport Medicine and Injury process from the generation of an idea through to the external funding:
Research. http://wcm2.ucalgary.ca/knes/facultycontact publication of their findings in a peer-reviewed journal. -Tri-council (CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC)
The entire MSc should be focused so that the student -Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions or Alberta
All thesis-based projects are expected to include can complete data collection and defend their thesis Innovates-Technology Futures.
current, rigorous research training and to result in new within a two year time period. Students are encouraged
research findings and peer reviewed publications. to present their work at one or more national conference
specific to their field of study. 2010-11 MSc Tuition and General Fees:
MSc students are required to complete a minimum of 20Masters%20Thesis%20Based_July_09_%202010.pdf
two graduate level half-courses. Additional graduate
level course work is at the discretion of the Supervisory 2010-11 PhD Tuition and General Fees::
A student may request a transfer from the Master of
Science degree program to the Doctoral degree
program, upon the recommendation of the supervisory All admission applications, application fees, official
committee and subsequent approval of the Associate transcripts, degree certificates, letters of reference, and
Dean (Graduate) and Dean, Faculty of Graduate language proficiency official test scores (if applicable)
Studies. plus confirmation of supervision and funding must be
submitted to the Kinesiology Graduate Program by the
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) application deadline.
The PhD thesis should constitute a substantive original
contribution to knowledge in the student’s chosen area MSc/PhD ANNUAL APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Dr. Raylene Reimer, Faculty of Kinesiology of interest. Students should develop their research March 31 (flexible)
Professor in Nutrition, Metabolism and Genetics questions in consultation with their supervisory