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Regulations for the M.Sc. (Kin)

The degree of Master of Science in Kinesiology is offered to qualified full-time and part-time students by the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. The GENERAL REGULATIONS of the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland outlined in the current Calendar, and the Degree Regulations of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation outlined below will apply to the Master of Science in Kinesiology program.

A) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

1. The admission requirements for the Master of Science in Kinesiology are as given under the GENERAL REGULATIONS of the School of Graduate Studies. Admission is limited and competitive. Preference for admission may be given to students with undergraduate degrees in relevant disciplines, with a minimum overall B average. Applications submitted through the School of Graduate Studies will be evaluated by the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Admission of a candidate to the program shall be made by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

2. Only in exceptional circumstances, and only on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, shall the Dean of Graduate Studies consider applicants who do not meet the requirements in A.1.

B) PROGRAM AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

1. The degree of Master of Science in Kinesiology is offered in the areas of Exercise and Work Physiology, Biomechanics/Ergonomics and Sport Psychology.

2. The program of a candidate for the Master of Science in Kinesiology shall be the responsibility of the Supervisory Committee, composed of the Supervisor and at least one other faculty member recommended with the concurrence of the Supervisor by the Director of the School, or delegate.

Candidates for the Master of Science in Kinesiology shall be required to complete a minimum of 15 credit hours plus a thesis. HKR 6000 is normally required for all candidates. The remaining course requirements will be selected, in agreement with the Supervisory Committee, to reflect the kinesiology areas of specializations offered within the School.

It is the responsibility of the student to arrange regular meetings with their supervisory committee. An annual report, prepared by the Supervisor and signed by all members of the Supervisory Committee and the student, is submitted to the Director of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (or delegate) as required by the School of Graduate Studies.

Depending on the background of the candidate or his/her area of intended specialization, a candidate’s program may be modified. Such modifications may include a reduction in course requirements where a student demonstrate that he or she brings graduate level competency to their program in specific areas, or may include additional graduate or undergraduate courses, as specified by the student’s Supervisory Committee. A minimum of three courses or 9 credit hours completed in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is mandatory.

3. A student completing a Master of Science in Kinesiology will be required to present a thesis proposal for his or her proposed thesis normally by the end of the third semester of study. Candidates will be questioned on their proposal by a three-member panel appointed by the Director in consultation with the Supervisory Committee. Any deficiencies noted during the proposal should be carefully considered by the student and the Supervisory Committee prior to approval of the thesis topic.

4. All graduate students are expected to attend and participate in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation seminars and thesis proposal presentations.

5. In conjunction and collaboration with other Faculties and Schools of Memorial University of Newfoundland, students may pursue their special interests through electives from departments/schools outside the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. These courses must be approved by the Graduate Studies Committee and the Dean of Graduate Studies in the preceding semester.

C) COURSES

1. In order to continue as a candidate for a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree, a candidate who receives a final grade of “C” or less in a program course must repeat that course and obtain a minimum grade of “B”. In the case of an elective course a suitable replacement course, acceptable to the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, may be substituted for the failed course. Only one such repetition/replacement shall be permitted in the candidate’s graduate program. Should a grade of lower than “B” be obtained in the repeated course replacement course, or any other program course, the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the program.

2. When the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation has determined, through consultation with the candidate, the instructors of graduate courses, and the program advisor or thesis supervisor that the candidate’s work has fallen below satisfactory level, it may request that the Director of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation recommend to the Dean of Graduate Studies that the candidate’s program be terminated.

3. Candidates may apply for transfer course credits. All course transfers require the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Director of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and are subject to General Regulation D.8 of the School of Graduate Studies.

D) PERIOD OF STUDY

The period of study for a graduate program shall not normally exceed seven years beyond first registration.

a) A candidate in full-time attendance may register for a maximum of 12 credit hours in any regular semester and a maximum of 6 credit hours in intersession or summer session.

b) A candidate in part-time attendance may register for a maximum of 3 credit hours in any semester, including intersession or summer session.

E) THESIS

The School of Graduate Studies General Regulation describes the requirements in J. Theses and Reports.

Course Listings

HKR6000 Quantitative research methods

HKR6001 Qualitative research methods

HKR6130 Computer applications in physical education

HKR 6201 Foundations of sport psychology and mental training techniques

HKR 6202 Intervention and enhancement techniques in mental training consultation

HKR 6203 Sport psychology consulting

HKR6310 Exercise Physiology I

HKR6320 Exercise Physiology II

HKR 6340 Occupational biomechanics

HKR 6610-6615 Individual reading and research in special areas

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