Kinesiology, Master | University of Calgary | Calgary, Canada
24 months
8638 CAD/year
3502 CAD/year
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The Kinesiology program at University of Calgary is designed for students who wish to gain advanced theoretical and practical skills in exercise physiology to prepare them for careers in chronic disease management, health and wellness programs, occupational evaluation, and high performance sport.


The Kinesiology program at University of Calgary involves extensive hands-on learning components, as well as integrative practicum placements.

Students who successfully complete this degree are able to take the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s certified exercise physiologist (CSEP-CEP) exam.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Topics include nutrition for performance, exercise physiology, muscle mechanics, sport psychology, training strategies and more.
  • Capstone Event: Students will perform a final oral presentation in conjunction with the Seminar in Applied Exercise Physiology (III).


Exercise Physiologist, Coach, Kinesiologist, Teacher, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Trainer/Coach, Exercise Specialist, Access to a variety of healthcare programs (eg. Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutrition for Performance and Active Living
  • Practical Skills for Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Seminar in Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Collaborative Enquiry in Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • A four-year baccalaureate degree with a minimum grade of "B" or 3.00 in each of the following undergraduate prerequisite courses (or equivalents): Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Statistics
  • (Optional) A CV with demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and capable of independent study as shown in undergraduate studies, volunteer work and/or work experience in exercise science areas will be considered.
  • Two reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8638 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4319 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1751 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 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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