Academic Programs - Graduate

Applied Kinesiology

Advance your knowledge, skills, and abilities in preparation for successful professional careers. Our program focuses on collaborative learning within a dynamic learning environment that combines intensive study with practical, community-engaged learning.

A varsity athlete lays on a therapy table while three Kinesiology students take notes, assess a leg injury, and speak to him.

You can choose to study in one of the three program streams featured within the Master of Applied Kinesiology degree:

  • The thesis-based Applied Research Stream aims to develop your knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct intensive research, within the context of applying research to help improve the health and performance of those around you.

    You will work within a learning environment that includes research laboratories in which to conduct your research while also having access to nationally recognized community-based programming so that you can have an impact not only within a research environment, but within the community as well.

  • The non-thesis, course-based Coaching Stream aims to develop your knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in a range of coach and leadership environments in sports.

    You will be immersed in a learning environment with other coaches and coaching experts and will be engaged in the practice of coaching with opportunities for reflection and analysis informed by research, all culminating in a comprehensive capping project that integrates your learning.

  • The non-thesis, course-based Exercise Stream aims to develop your knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in professional exercise practice environments from general health to performance in sport, occupation, and clinical environments across the lifespan.

    You will be immersed in a learning environment that features practical community-engaged learning opportunities and includes areas of practice in high performance sport, musculo-skeletal injury prevention, chronic disease and aging, and children and youth.

Program at a Glance

Year One -
First Term

  • KINE 5023 - Professional Development Seminar
  • KINE 5033 - Directed Readings

Year One -
Second Term

  • KINE 5013 - Advanced Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5313 - Advanced Directed Readings

Year Two -
First Term

  • KINE 5960 - Thesis
  • ELECTIVE - in Research Methods

Year Two -
Second Term

  • KINE 5960 - Thesis

Program at a Glance

Year One -
First Term

  • KINE 5023 - Professional Development Seminar
  • KINE 5263 - Leadership
  • ELECTIVE - from any Faculty

Year One -
Second Term

  • KINE 5013 - Advanced Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5033 - Directed Readings
  • KINE 5243 - Coaching Readiness and Effectiveness

Year One -
Third Term

  • KINE 5203 - Coaching Practicum

Year Two -
First Term

  • ELECTIVE - from any Faculty
  • ELECTIVE - from any Faculty

Year Two -
Second Term

  • KINE 5223 - Capping Project
 

Program at a Glance

Year One -
First Term

  • KINE 5023 - Professional Development Seminar
  • KINE 5033 - Directed Readings
  • KINE 5103 - Professional Placement 1

Year One -
Second Term

  • KINE 5013 - Advanced Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5113 - Professional Placement 2
  • KINE 5143 - Advanced Assessment 1

Year One -
Third Term

  • KINE 5123 - Professional Placement 3

Year Two -
First Term

  • ELECTIVE - from any Faculty
  • ELECTIVE - from any Faculty

Year Two -
Second Term

  • KINE 5153 - Advanced Assessment 2
 
 

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