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Kinesiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #905 (BCR) ,
Kinesiology’s research is focused on the biosciences; psychological, socio-cultural, managerial and philosophical aspects of human performance, recreation and sport; and personal and community health and wellness.


Topics range from exploring the processes underlying human movement to investigating volunteerism at national events, and assessing human factors and ergonomics in industry. 

UNB leads the province in health and wellness research through collaboration with groups such as The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Horizon Health, various sport and recreation agencies and governmental departments. Our Community Outreach Programs provide opportunities for inter-disciplinary and collaborative research. We generally have about 50-60 students who have use of the Andrew & Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab, Motor Control Lab, Occupational Therapy Lab, and the Exercise Physiology Lab.

Research areas
  • Health and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical and Occupational Biomechanics
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Health/Wellness
  • Pediatric Exercise Science
  • Healthy Aging


Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, New Brunswick, University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of New Brunswick (UNB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Motor Control and Learning
  • Biomechanical Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
  • Research Methods
  • Mathlab and 3D Math
  • Professionalism and Ethics in the Research Environment
  • Use of Information Technology in Kinesiology
  • Foundations of Sport and Recreation
  • Trends & Issues in Sport & Recreation
  • Leadership in Sport and Recreation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Masters applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.0 (B average).
  • Applicants to the Exercise & Sport Science and Sport and Recreation Studies degree programs are to provide a detailed statement of research goals and interests, and must include the names of the fulltime faculty members who closely match your area of interest with the application for admission to the School of Graduate studies.
  • Candidates to the MBA (Sport and Recreation Management) program must also score 550 on GMAT (students may apply to have the GMAT waived for CGPA of 3.4 or greater); an undergraduate course in Economics is required with at least a B grade.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      5301 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5301 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      6843 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6843 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Fredericton

    • 1100 - 2100 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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