Human Kinetics and Recreation
Why Human Kinetics and Recreation @ Memorial?
The MSc (Kinesiology) program commenced in 2005. In its short history, 10 master’s students have continued on to doctoral programs. Graduate students have authored or co-authored approximately 20 peer-reviewed articles in that period. The laboratories are well equipped with 3 EMG acquisition systems, 2 metabolic carts, hypoxic air generator, force platform, muscle stimulation unit, immersion tank, accelerometers, lumbar motion monitor, and a variety of strain gauges among other equipment.
Memorial conferred its first degree in Master of Physical Education (MPE) in 1975. Beginning September 2008, the MPE program may be completed entirely online via distance education. The MPE program provides professional training to leaders in the fields of physical education, sport, and recreation. While some students concentrate in the areas of administration, curriculum, and supervision in physical education, others opt for studies in related professional areas. These areas include parks and recreation, sport and leisure administration and management, and sport science.
Students completing their MPE can focus on administration, curriculum, or supervision, while those completing their MSc can focus on exercise and work physiology, biomechanics/ergonomics, sport psychology, and socio-cultural studies of physical activity and health. Seven new courses have been introduced that reflect the present issues in the physical education curriculum. Graduates have moved on to a variety of professions and include university professors, lawyers, engineers, administrators, and teachers. Many graduate students have also gone on to pursue doctoral studies in a number of exciting fields. Graduate programs are offered in both full-time and part-time formats, with a number of different options available to students.
Description of programs
- MPE – The MPE program includes three options: 1) courses and a thesis, 2) courses and a project report, and 3) courses and a comprehensive exam. It can be completed in two years of full-time study.
- MSc (Kin) – The MSc (Kin) program involves courses and a thesis, and can be completed in two years of full-time study.
Contact a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the School of Human Kinetics website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.
Minimum admission requirements
- MPE – Bachelor’s degree (minimum second class or ‘B’ standing in post-first year Physical Education and/or Recreation and Leisure studies courses) in Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies, or closely related field
- MSc (Kin) – Bachelor’s degree (minimum ‘B’ standing) in an appropriate area of study
Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change.The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.
MPE (Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision)
MSc (Kin) (Biomechanics/Ergonomics, Exercise and Work Physiology, Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Recreation, Socio-cultural Studies of Physical Activity and Health)
course, thesis, project
MPE, MSc (Kin): 2 years
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No set deadline for Fall admission (MPE)
May 1 (MSc (Kin)) for Fall admission
No set deadline for Winter and Spring admission (MSc (Kin))
MPE, MSc (Kin): $3,750
Tuition (NL students):
MPE, MSc: $632-$953/semester
Tuition (Other Canadian students):
MPE, MSc: $822-$1,239/semester
Tuition (International students):
MPE, MSc: $1,069-$1,611/semester
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