ADMISSION Requirements


  1. Do you Qualify?
  2. Choose Your Program
  3. Identify a Research Topic
  4. Application Information 
  5. Contact a Professor
  6. Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid 
  7. Dates & Deadlines 
  8. International Students
  9. Contact
  10. Apply!


Do you
Qualify?

A. Pre-Master’s Programs

Completion of a 3-year degree in physical education or recreation, or other appropriate degree, or a 4 year degree in an unrelated discipline, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years of coursework (60 credit hours).

Note: Acceptance into, and successful completion of, a Pre-Master’s program does not guarantee admission to our M.Sc. or M.A. programs.

B. Master’s Programs

Completion of a 4-year BKIN/BPE or BRMCD degree (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years of course work (60 credit hours)

OR

Completion of a 4-year undergraduate degree other than a BKIN/BPE or BRMCD (or equivalent), with a suitable academic background in the area of study, and with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years of course work (60 credit hours)

OR

Completion of the Pre-Master’s program in Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and no grade below a C+.

Tentative Acceptance by a Faculty Member Accepting Graduate Students

Tentative Acceptance is the acceptance by a professor, associate professor, or assistant professor. This faculty member is allowing you to apply to his/her research group. Once you apply, we will review your paperwork further (English language exam scores, transcripts, C.V., research intent, recommendations, etc.). This acceptance is tentative as your documents must be review further by the Department and Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS).



Choose Your Program

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.


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.


Identify a Research Topic

Identify as research topic based on the areas of research of our academics.


Contact a Professor

All prospective FKRM graduate students are required to obtain a tentative acceptance from a member of faculty (professor, associate professor, assistant professor) in our Graduate Program prior to submitting an online admissions applications.

This member of faculty is the person who will initially review your academic background, research intent, previous experience, and C.V. and with whom you may discuss funding

You may contact all the members of faculty accepting graduate students you feel are aligned in your area of proposed research. If the description seems to match your proposed research, please feel free to contact the professor by email only.

The member of faculty you contact will need to review your academic background to determine if you are a good match for their research group. Aside from your GPA, they will review your academic background, knowledge of the research area, writing, and other communications skills.

WHAT TO SEND A PROFESSOR:

  • C.V.
  • All post-secondary transcripts
  • Statement of Research Intent (A Statement of Research Intent is a preliminary summary of your research project. This should not be longer than two pages, double-spaced)

 

Application Information

In order to help you with the application process, the sections below will take you through the application process. If you have any questions, please contact Jody Bohonos, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management Graduate Program Coordinator.

  • Official transcripts and reference letters in support of an application must be submitted online.
  • Statement of Intent stating desired area of study and research interests must be submitted online.
  • Two Letters to Support Application for Admission (PDF) must be submitted online. Letters of support should be written by an academic (ie associate, assistant or full professor).
  • A sample of your own written work, in English, of at least 250 words (or a scholarly writing piece) must be submitted online.
  • Non-Canadian students whose native language is not English must submit evidence of proficiency in the English language. Please refer to Admission to Graduate Programs at the University of Manitoba.
  • Acceptance by a faculty advisor prior to registering.

Application Fee

Each application must be accompanied by a $100 application fee (subject to change). Applications will not be processed unless accompanied by the correct fee, in Canadian or equivalent US funds. The application fee is non-refundable and not credited against tuition. Please do not send cash in the mail. Instructions on how to pay the application fee are described within the online application process.

Application Deadline

Deadline: March 1.

Applications received after this date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications from students interested in commencing their programs in the winter session (January) or spring/summer session (May/July) will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are advised to contact Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management Graduate Program Office to confirm the deadline for these deadlines.

Application Methods

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Tution, Fees, & Financial
Aid

Application Fee

The Application Fee must accompany all admission applications. Please see Application Information for more detailed information.

  • Canadian/Permanent Residents - $100 (CDN)
  • International Applicants - $100 (CDN) This application fee must accompany your application.

Program Fees

Fees for the Pre-Master’s program are assessed according to the undergraduate fee schedule (i.e., pay per credit hour; see the University of Manitoba Registration Guide) and will vary according to the number of credit hours taken and the department in which the course is offered.

Students pay a one-time program fee for the M.Sc. and M.A. programs (the fee is the same for full or part-time studies). Each subsequent year, students must pay a continuing fee (see the University of Manitoba Registration Guide).

Student Organization Fees

These fees vary depending on your entry date, whether you’re a full- or part-time student, and which campus you attend. Please refer to the University Calendar & Registration Guide for this detailed information.

Endowment Fees

Full-time Graduate Studies Students - $100
Part-time Graduate Studies Students - $50

Fee Schedules from the University Calendar & Registration Guide

International Student Differential Fee

All International Students are assessed an additional International Students Differential Fee of 100 per cent calculated on total tuition fee. The 10 per cent fee reduction granted by the Manitoba Government does not apply to the International Student Differential Fee. The 100 per cent International Differential fee is not applied to the Continuing Fee. International students who have a GPA of 3.5 or greater are automatically considered for the International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES) with their application for admission.

Tuition

Graduate Tuition Fees commence at the first registration following admission to your degree program and are NOT transferable between programs or degrees.

All Graduate students must pay the full tuition cost prior to graduation regardless of courses transferred in or number of terms required to complete the program.

Tuition fees for full-time master’s students.

Tuition Fees for part-time master’s students.

Pre-Master's

All Pre-Master's students are assessed the appropriate Undergraduate fees based in teaching department for all courses taken.

Note: Fees paid by a student while registered as a Pre-Master's student are not transferable to a graduate degree program at a later date.

Financial Aid

First, be sure to check our Scholarships & Awards page.

How to Apply for an Emergency Loan

Sometimes, money runs out. Emergency Loans are available and distributed through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Emergency Loan Forms is available at the FGS office or online. You should complete the form and return it to the Awards Officer in FGS.

Teaching Assistantships and Student Research Assistantships

Grad students at FKRM have many opportunities to work alongside world-class scholars. For current postings please visit the Job Opportunities page within this graduate program site. Better yet, talk with your advisor.

The Financial Aid & Awards Office
For financial aid and awards information please visit the University of Manitoba’s Financial Aid and Awards Office website. You can also drop by the Financial Aid and Awards Office at 422 University Centre or call 204)-474-9531 or e-mail: awards@umanitoba.ca

Government Student Loan Programs



Dates &
Deadlines

All applications are to be submitted directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, 500 University Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 based on the process described on the FGS website.

All applicants (Canadian/U.S./International) seeking fall (September) admission should submit their applications to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, with complete supporting documentation, by March 1.

FKRM may also consider applications from students interested in commencing their programs in the winter session (January) or spring/summer session (May/July). Applicants are advised to contact the FKRM Graduate Program Office to confirm the deadline for these start dates.

Applications received by the February 1 deadline for a September start-date will receive first consideration for any available funding. Applications received after the February 1 deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis for any available funding.



International
Students

We pride ourselves on the diversity of our programs, research, Faculty and of course, graduate students. The perspective and input International Students bring to our studies, research and programs is integral to our success.

The University of Manitoba is a great place for International Students to study, and because of this there are many support services in place. Every year about 1,700 students from more than 90 countries worldwide come to the University of Manitoba to pursue their academic dreams. You will find the information provided below will help you get started in your move to become a part of this Faculty and campus.

Ask Us a Question

If you have any questions, please ask our Graduate Program Coordinator Phone: (204) 474-7806 Office address: 202 Active Living Centre The University of Manitoba E-mail: jody.bohonos@umanitoba.ca

TOEFL (English Language Proficiency Test) & Your Application

A successfully completed English Language Proficiency Test is required of all applicants to our two Masters’ programs unless you have received a high school diploma or university degree from Canada or another country listed on the English Language Proficiency Test Exemption List.

English Language Centre

The centre offers non-credit, part time academic English courses to assist English as a second language to students already in academic study at The University of Manitoba.

Courses are offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring and Summer sessions. Applications are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Class enrollment is limited, so early registration is recommended. Registration is accepted up to the beginning of the course if space is available. Tuition fees for these courses typically runs between $140-$160 per course.

For more information please contact them at 520 University Centre or visit their website.

Learning Assistance Centre

Where all students can further develop their academic strengths and skills in writing, learning and research.

Tutoring Services

Housing

Information regarding housing and student life for all U of M students.

Services for the International Student at the U of M

The first resource for many International Students is the University’s International Centre for Students. There you will find accommodation notices, items for sale, employment notices, student announcements and more. Please visit their site. 

Faculty of Graduate Studies Information for International Students 



Contact
Us

Graduate Program Coordinator
Jody Bohonos
204-474-7806 
jody.bohonos@umanitoba.ca

Graduate Program Chair Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)
Dr. Todd Duhamel
204-474-8922 212 Active Living Centre 
todd.duhamel@umanitoba.ca