Benefits of studying with us

As part of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management you'll be joining us in our commitment to health, wellbeing, human movement and leisure. Our state-of-the-art facilities, labs and programs support enhanced learning and provide opportunities to gain valuable hands on experience beyond the classroom.

Undergraduate programs

Study what moves you. 

Minor in Recreation Studies

Learn what's required to graduate with a Minor in Recreation Studies

Minor in Recreation Studies

Option in Aging

This inter-faculty option can give graduates an extra edge in dynamic fields such as social work, nursing, fitness, recreation and leisure, family and community support and more. Learn what’s required to graduate with an Option in Aging degree.

Option in Aging

Sport Physical Activity and Recreation in the Community Certificate Program (SPARC) 

This certificate program was created to build the capacity of First Nations schools and educational leaders to deliver quality physical education and recreation programming throughout communities in Manitoba. The courses are related to physical activity, sport, recreation, fitness, health and wellness, delivered with Indigenous perspectives and teachings and adapted for delivery in the community.

Learn more about SPARC

Accredited programs

Our faculty has two accredited programs. The accreditation reports are available upon request from the dean's office in room 102 Frank Kennedy Centre.

Our Bachelor of Kinesiology program is accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators. Our Bachelor of Kinesiology - Athletic Therapy program is accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.

Graduate Programs

Do research. Change the world.

  • students conducting research in kinesiology
  • Research in the fields of applied health, leisure and human performance has never been more important. Researchers in our faculty are conducting cutting-edge research into the effects of modern life on the human body. Our diverse research lab environments, collaborations with other faculties and community groups provide graduate students with research experiences that range from the fundamental and theoretical, to the applied, to the natural experiment environments.

    Graduate Studies Academic calendar

Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Arts (MA)

Current master's students

Forms and processes

Throughout your years as a UM graduate student, you’ll need to fill out a variety of forms including forms for registration, appeals and awards. A majority of these forms can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

Program approval form

Before registering for your courses for the first time, a program approval form must be submitted to the faculty’s graduate program chair. This form is used to record the coursework you are expected to complete as part of your degree requirements. The form is to be completed by the advisor in consultation with the student, and must be signed by both. The graduate program chair will review and sign the program approval form. A copy will be maintained in the student’s file. 

Note: Revisions to the Program Approval Form must be approved by the advisor and the student, and registered with the Graduate Program Chair.

Directed/individual study form

Students may complete a maximum of two directed study courses (total of 6 credit hours) from our faculty as part of their master's program degree requirements. Students, in conjunction with the advisor for the course, must complete the directed/individual study form. On the form you are required to include a title and a description of the coursework to be completed. The form must be approved by the graduate program chair and filed with the graduate program coordinator who will then register you for the course.

Directed/individual study form

Note: CO Status (continuing course) in directed/individual study courses.
At times, directed study courses may extend over a single term. In such cases a student may receive a "CO" until the final grade can be submitted. Typically, CO status should not be carried beyond the academic year in which the student initially registered for the course (e.g., September registration - grade should be submitted no later than the following August). In extenuating circumstances, this may not be possible. In these cases, the student must be re-registered for the course and the graduate program chair should be notified.

Professional development reflection form

Professional development reflection form

FKRM graduate students must attend a minimum of one professional development event per term enrolled as a graduate student in the program until the program is completed (i.e., students must complete this requirement once per term for the FALL (September-December) WINTER (January-April) and SUMMER (May-August term).

A breadth of events can count towards fulfilling this requirement, as the professional development needs for each student will be unique. Students are to work with their advisors to identify appropriate professional development training plans and to have the advisor’s pre-approval for each specific professional development training event. After participating in a specific professional development training event, the student is required to document their participation on a professional development reflection form immediately after participating.  The student will provide specific information about the event as well as written reflection about how the knowledge gained through the event will enable them to improve and increase their capabilities.

Once completed, the report for each professional development event must be electronically submitted to your advisor and the graduate program coordinator to be counted. Progress is monitored by the Graduate Program Coordinator and is a requirement for graduation.

Funding and scholarships 

We want you to succeed as a graduate student. Find out how you can access funding so you can focus on your studies.

FKRM graduate scholarship award

Five awards of approximately $5,000 each


  • A graduate student who is enrolling as a full-time student in the Master of Science (Kinesiology and Recreation) or the Master of Arts (Kinesiology and Recreation) program in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba;
  • As an entering student, has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the most recent 60 credit hours completed in their undergraduate program;
  • Student will be automatically considered for this award upon recommendation into the graduate program.

Ruth Asper Scholarship in Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Ruth Asper (BPE/'81; BRS/'83) established this award in 2003 to support graduate research and training in FKRM. Since then, several graduate students have benefitted from the funding and have completed and shared research in the physical and psychological aspects of health and fitness. In 2020, this award was updated to reflect Ruth Asper's interests and goals related to the scholarship more accurately.

One award of approximately $10,000 (renewable in second year)


  1. is enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the first year of the Master of Science or the Master of Arts degree programs in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management;
  2. has achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study; and
  3. will conduct thesis research focused on fitness, exercise, health, and physical activity-related topics.

Renewable in the second year of study (approximately $10,000) provided that the recipient:

  1. continues to be enrolled full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Master of Science or the Master of Arts degree programs in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management;
  2. maintains a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent) of study; and
  3. continues to conduct thesis research focused on fitness, exercise, health and physical activity-related topics.


The deadline will be announced by the FKRM Graduate Program, typically towards the last week in September.

FKRM travel award

Up to a maximum of six awards of $750 each, awarded annually


  • Students must be enrolled in the Master of Science or the Master of Arts program in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
    • OR have graduated within the past year from either program
    • OR enrolled in a Doctoral program with a principal supervisor who is a faculty member in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management;
  • The applicant must be presenting a paper or poster at a conference based on research conducted while a student in the faculty.

Application form (PDF)  Travel award reflection form (PDF) 

Applied Health Sciences (PhD)

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