Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2009/2010)
21.2 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.

  3. 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. In addition, all on-campus candidates shall be required to complete four semester-length seminar courses (HKR 6510-6513). Off-campus or part-time candidates who cannot attend the on campus seminar series can substitute 24 hours of participation in (over their two year tenure) and one presentation at national, provincial or regional conferences, workshops, professional development seminars or equivalent activities. The remaining course requirements will be selected, in agreement with the Supervisory Committee, to reflect the kinesiology areas of specializations offered with the School.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 demonstrates 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.