Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2020/2021)
20.2 Program and Degree Requirements
  1. The Degree of Master of Human Kinetics and Recreation consists of two options:

    1. Option 1 - Thesis Route- The program shall consist of a minimum of 12 credit hours in graduate courses, completion of HKR 6314 each Fall and Winter semester for the first 24 months of the program, plus a thesis. The thesis shall be on an approved subject in which empirical research has been conducted by the student under the direction of the Supervisor.

    2. Option 2 - Coursework Route- The program shall consist of a minimum of 30 credit hours in graduate courses in the student's major area of study.

  2. The program of a student for the Master of Human Kinetics and Recreation in Option 1 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 Dean of the School, or delegate.

    1. Students in this Option shall be required to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours plus a thesis. All students shall be required to completed HKR 6500 as well as either HKR 6000 or HKR 6001. In addition, all on-campus students shall be required to complete four semester-length seminars represented by registration and successful completion of HKR 6314 (a non-credit, repeatable course) in each of four semesters during their tenure in the program. Off-campus or part-time students who cannot attend the on-campus seminar series can substitute 40 hours of participation in professional development (over their two-year tenure) which can include participation 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 areas of specializations offered with the School.

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

    3. Depending on the background of the student or the student's area of intended specialization, a student's program may be modified. Such modifications may include a reduction in course requirements where a student demonstrates that the student 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.

    4. A student completing this Option will be required to present a thesis proposal for the student's proposed thesis normally by the end of the third semester of study. The thesis proposal shall normally consist of a full written proposal (including literature review) submitted to the Supervisory Committee, a summary to be distributed to graduate students and faculty one week prior to the presentation and a formal presentation scheduled in conjunction with the Supervisory Committee. The student may be questioned on the student's proposal by the Supervisory Committee and audience. Any deficiencies noted during the presentation should be carefully considered by the student and the Supervisory Committee prior to proceeding with the thesis.

  3. The program of a student for the Master of Human Kinetics and Recreation in Option 2 shall be the responsibility of the student and the Dean of the School, or delegate. Students in this Option shall be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. HKR 6500 and one of HKR 6000 or 6001 is normally required for all students.

  4. 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.

  5. Students may apply for transfer course credits. All course transfers require the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and are subject to General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies, Program Requirements, Transfer of Course Credits.