12 months
5670 CAD/year
5670 CAD/year
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The Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSc) at Nipissing University is a thesis-based degree program that offers students an opportunity to train in a world-class facility with state-of-the-art equipment and leading faculty researchers.

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Areas of study can include topics broadly related to the natural health and physical sciences, such as biomechanics and ergonomics, exercise and environmental physiology, sensory-movement behaviour, physical activity and health promotion, coaching, and sport psychology. Graduate students are drawn to the School of Physical and Health Education to work with specific research faculty members and benefit from their expertise in specific content areas.

Learning outcomes

The MSc Kinesiology program at Nipissing University operates using a mentor model. The benefits of a mentor model are numerous, including clarification of research and other funding support at time of application and focused supervision from the time of registration. The MSc program prepares graduates for further research training (e.g., doctoral and post-doctoral studies) and a broad range of careers in Kinesiology and related fields, such as medicine, health promotion, rehabilitation, sport, fitness, education, government, and industry.

Post-Graduation Opportunities and Careers

​With an MSc in Kinesiology, our graduates will be prepared for a broad range of careers as professionals in advanced research positions in Kinesiology and related fields, such as: health promotion, rehabilitation, occupational health and safety, sport, fitness, and education.

Many of our MSc graduates will continue to further education in Kinesiology and other health professions (e.g., PhD, Medicine, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy) and will achieve advanced qualifications (e.g., Registered Kinesiologist, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Certified Mental Performance Consultant).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • Statistics in Kinesiology
  • Integrative Seminar in Kinesiology
  • Research Thesis
  • Sensory-Movement Behaviour  
  • Biomechanics and Ergonomics  
  • Sport, Excercise and Performance Psychology  
  • Health Promotion  
  • Behavioural Medicine  
  • Advanced Cardiovascular and Environmental Excercise Physiology  
  • Independant Research Project in Selected Topics  
  • Directed Readings in Kinesiology  
  • Special Topics in Kinesiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 15th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum admission requirement is a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent as recognized by Nipissing University in an appropriate discipline, with a minimum B standing. For master’s degrees with a Thesis or Major Research Paper (MRP), where appropriate to the program for which the candidate applies, preference will be given to applicants with an honours degree with an independent research component (such as an honours Thesis or research paper).
  • All applicants are required to provide at least two letters of recommendation from professors or other appropriate professionals who can speak to their level of preparation and readiness for graduate studies. At least two of the references must be from someone qualified to address the academic ability and competence of the applicant to undertake graduate studies. Reference letters cannot be completed by anyone who is personally related to the applicant.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2835 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    5670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2835 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for North Bay

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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