Kinesiology, M.Sc. | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
18 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
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University of Waterloo Kinesiology was the first and is now one of the most established departments of its kind in the world.


Spanning the disciplines of neuroscience, biomechanics and physiology and nutrition, our research on human health and movement ranges from cellular work that examines the mechanisms of movement, illness and injury, to exploring movement behaviour in the context of society.

Key Features 

  • The study of Kinesiology at University of Waterloo spans the breadth of cellular, biophysical and psycho-social parameters which affect and effect movement in the realm of sport, work, exercise and disease.
  • Applicants to the master or doctoral program apply to study in one of three areas: biomechanics, neuroscience or physiology and nutrition. Within these areas, there is a strong emphasis on aging, injury and disease prevention, health promotion and rehabilitation.

Programme Structure

  • Given the multidisciplinary nature of kinesiology, undergraduates and graduates students with an interest in biology, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, anatomy, engineering, systems design, physics, health studies, sociology, social psychology or psychology are encouraged to apply.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a 75% average.
  • Letter indicating why the student wishes to pursue graduate studies.
  • Two academic references from faculty members who taught the applicant as an undergraduate.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25 speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
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