Kinesiology, M.Sc. | McMaster University | Hamilton, Canada
24 months
11396 CAD/year
4204 CAD/year
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The Kinesiology Program at McMaster University is primarily research oriented with opportunities for study in human performance physiology, exercise rehabilitation, motor behaviour and control, health psychology and biomechanics. 


MSc studies in Kinesiology at McMaster University consists of both course work and a research thesis, and takes a full-time student about 2 years to complete. Candidates for the MSc degree are required to complete their courses with an overall average of no less than B plus.

Areas of Research

  • Pediatric Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise and Health Psychology
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Motor Control
  • Motor Learning
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Individual Research Study in Selected Topics
  • Biomechanics
  • Motor Control
  • Foundations of Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Exercise Psychology: Applications to Chronic Disease and Disability
  • Social and Psychobiological Factors in Health and Exercise Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
  • Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.
  • Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s. Please contact the program for specific details.
  • Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
  • The admission decision is not subject to appeal
  • Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5698 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2102 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Hamilton

1163 - 1630 CAD /month
Living costs

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