The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Kinesiology & Physical Education (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Kinesiology and Physical Education (Thesis) offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in the Faculty of Education is a research-intensive program that emphasizes tailored and rigorous learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in out-of-the-box thinking, data collection, and academic writing to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Keywords: exercise physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, physical and health education, sports sociology,  cultural studies, adapted physical activity, sports psychology, exercise psychology, exercise pedagogy.

Unique Program Features

  • The program has two main areas: Behavior & Mechanics and Exercise Physiology;
  • The Department's Biomechanics and Neuroscience researchers work to better understand human structure and function interactions between biology (muscles, bones, joints), mechanics (forces, acceleration, motion) and/or the nervous system (brain, nerves, genetics);
  • The Department's Exercise Physiology faculty members are broadly interested in the effects of exercise and physical activity on functional, health and performance outcomes in healthy, clinical, and athletic populations;
  • The Department is keen on developing research partnerships with Indigenous, working class, and/or marginalized sport communities and attempts to focus on how sport & physical activity can be used to foster community wellbeing.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Department Contact

Graduate Program studentaffairs.kpe [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Kinesiology%20%26%20Physical%20Education) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15
WINTER February 15 July 15 October 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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