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Pre-Master's Program

Students with a 3-year undergraduate degree or a 4-year degree in an unrelated discipline are required to complete a Pre-Master’s program. The requirements of this program include:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework approved by your faculty advisor with at least 12 credit hours at the upper level.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained and no grade below a C+ will be accepted.

Note: Within the Pre-Master’s program, it is strongly recommended that students complete 6 credit hours of approved course work in research methods and/or statistics.

Successful completion of the Pre-Master’s program does not guarantee admittance to the graduate program. Students who wish to continue on to the graduate program must apply for admission.


Master of Science

Field of Research

The Master of Science (Kinesiology and Recreation) or Master of Arts (Kinesiology and Recreation) provides advanced education and research training within sub-disciplines including kinesiology, physical education, health, human performance, recreation, leisure, and tourism studies.

Note: The degree designation (M.Sc. or M.A.) will be determined by the Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Advisor, and will consider the course work and research to be undertaken (i.e. who the student is studying with and the proposed area of study).

Admission

In addition to the Admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students require:

The completion of a four-year Kinesiology (BKIN)/Physical Education (BPE) or Recreation Management and Community Development (BRMCD) degree, or equivalent,

Or

Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree other than a BKIN/BPE or BRMCD, or equivalent, with a suitable academic background in the area of study,

Or

Completion of a Pre-Masters program at the University of Manitoba, or equivalent.

Research Facilities

Resources and supports for M.Sc. related research are jointly provided by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute.


Master of Arts

Field of Research

The Master of Arts (Kinesiology and Recreation) or Master of Science (Kinesiology and Recreation) provides advanced education and research training within sub-disciplines including kinesiology, physical education, health, human performance, recreation, leisure, and tourism studies.

Note: The degree designation (M.Sc. or M.A.) will be determined by the Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Advisor, and will consider the course work and research to be undertaken (i.e. who the student is studying with and the proposed area of study).

Admission

In addition to the Admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students require:

The completion of a four-year Kinesiology (BKIN)/Physical Education (BPE) or Recreation Management and Community Development (BRMCD) degree, or equivalent,

Or

Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree other than a BKIN/BPE or BRMCD, or equivalent, with a suitable academic background in the area of study,

Or

Completion of a Pre-Masters program at the University of Manitoba, or equivalent.

Research Facilities

Resources and supports for M.A. related research are jointly provided by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute.


Applied Health Sciences (PhD)

This program is a multi-unit, research-based PhD in Applied Health Sciences. The two participating academic units are: Kinesiology and Recreation Management and Medical Rehabilitation. The program offered is a unique and timely PhD program, which includes the treatment and discussion at a graduate level of applied health science as a multi-dimensional entity, while at the same time allows for individualized high-quality health science research with an individual researcher, or small group of researchers. The program combines the strengths of the in-depth discipline specific learning needed to prepare PhD graduates, with the benefits of collaborative learning with students and faculty in other disciplines. In particular, knowledge commonly used by several disciplines can be explored and critiqued as sources of theoretical and practical knowledge. The participation of faculty and students from several disciplines in the exploration and use of knowledge will enhance students’ capacity for critical appraisal of the sources and uses of knowledge.

Visit the AHS website for more information.


Indvidual Interdisciplinary Studies

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management is eligible to serve as a home department for the Individual Interdisciplinary Studies (ISS) Master's or PhD. The IIS program combines substantial aspects of existing discipline-based programs of at least two departments into a unique syllabus which lies outside the traditional disciplinary boundaries. Because of the individuality of each program and the need for special guidance, an Advisory Committee is required for all IIS students at the time of admission. New applicants to the program should identify a potential supervisor and seek their advice about how to create an Advisory committee. Additional information describing the ISS program is available on the program website.