Regulations for MSc (Kin)

The degree of Master of Science in Kinesiology is offered by full-time and part-time study. The areas of study within the MSc (Kin) include:

  • Biomechanics/Ergonomics
  • Exercise and Work Physiology
  • Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Recreation
  • Socio-cultural Studies of Physical Activity and Health
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 Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, shall the Dean of Graduate Studies consider applicants who do not meet the requirements above.

Program of Study and Research

The program shall consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate courses (HKR 6000 or 6001, plus three other courses to be determined in conjunction with the student’s thesis supervisor) plus a thesis. The thesis shall be on an approved subject in which systematic research has been conducted by the candidate under the direction of the Supervisor. All thesis route students will also complete HKR 6314 (a non-credit, repeatable course) in four semesters (fall and winter of the first 23 months) during their tenure in the program.


Below is a list of courses normally offered by HKR. Courses vary each term depending on instructor availability.

HKR 6000 Quantitative Research Methods (pre-requisite is an undergraduate statistics course)
HKR 6001 Qualitative Research Methods in Physical Education
HKR 6130 Computer Applications for Physical Activity Measurement and Intervention
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
HKR 6310 Exercise Physiology I
HKR 6320 Exercise Physiology II
HKR 6330 Introduction to Technologies in Kinesiology
HKR 6370 Movement and Neural Science
HKR 6340 Occupational Biomechanics (Ergonomics)
HKR 6350 Human Error
HKR 6360 Knowledge Translation: Applications to Ergonomics & Occupational Health & Safety


School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000