Master (MA) Program

Type of Program

Thesis-based. One empirical study that involves gathering and analyzing data.


2 years. Students are expected to work September to June.

Admission Standards and Procedure

Minimum of 3.0 undergrad GPA, specializing in one of Kinesiology, Physical Education, Psychology, or a closely-related discipline. Recently admitted students have a CGPA of over 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale). Required: (i) 2 letters of recommendation; (ii)  2-page (maximum) personal statement; (iii) transcripts; and (iv) online application. Students are encouraged to apply in January after receiveing their final grades from the fall semester.  

Before Applying

You are highly encouraged to read your potential supervisor’s website to learn about his/her areas of research. You should then email your potential supervisor and indicate your interest in the program. 


Students are expected to apply for funding in Sept/Oct of their last year of undergraduate studies. Securing an external research fellowship is highly beneficial.

Check the following funding agencies for eligibility and fit:

(1) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada:

(2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR):

(3) Fonds de la recherché en Sante

 Students may also be eligible for internal funding opportunities, such as entrance scholarships and research assistantships. 

Required Courses

EDKP 654 - Sport Psychology
EDKP 648  - Physical Activity Psychology
EDKP 672 - Advanced Experimental Problems
EDKP 605 - Research Methods 1
EDPE 676 - Intermediate Statistics
EPIB 607 - Inferential Statistics
PSYC 650 - Advanced Statistics 1

One (1) elective course in your area of interest.

**Possibility of qualifying courses for those students who have not completed their undergraduate degree in either Kinesiology/Physical Education.      


Seek external funding, attend conferences, join professional organizations, and participate in professional development activities that contribute to the growth of sport and exercise psychology.

Inquiries and Questions

Please contact the graduate advisor in the department of kinesiology and physical education, Ms. Catherine Klempa, telephone: 514-398-4184 ext. 0367 or studentaffairs.kpe [at] (email).

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