Master of Science (MSc) in Kinesiology

Program Requirements

One full academic year (12 months) of resident study at Dalhousie University is a minimum requirement for the one-year master's degree. Although the MSc degree program officially has a one-year residency requirement, students should expect to take from 18-24 months of full-time work to complete the degree. For full-time students, the degree must be completed within four years of first registration.

Completion of the degree is also possible through part-time study. However, financial assistance is not available for students undertaking the degree on a part-time basis.

Students in the MSc Kinesiology program must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework, a mandatory graduate seminar series worth 3 credit hours, and a thesis (equivalent to 12 credit hours).

Required courses

  • Two of:
    • KINE 5501.03 (or equivalent): Advanced Research Methods in  Social or Natural Sciences
    • KINE 5503.03 (or equivalent): Intermediate Statistics for Health Sciences
    • KINE 5590.03 (or equivalent): Measurement and Instrumentation
  • KINE 6000.03: Graduate Seminar in Kinesiology (three credit hours)
  • KINE 9000.00: Thesis (considered equivalent to 12 credit hours)

Elective courses

  • One, three credit-hour graduate course must be selected from the Kinesiology offerings.
  • The remaining elective course or courses can be chosen from the graduate offerings within or outside of the School of Health and Human Performance. Elective courses must be relevant to the student's degree program and are to be determined in consultation with the Supervisor.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all courses listed below are offered every year. Please consult the timetable for a current list of courses offered.