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Kinesiology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Calgary, Canada
Kinesiology is not just the study of movement. We are the length and breadth of the human condition, from the joy of competition, to the steps taken by cancer patients on their road back to wellness. 
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Overview

We are in schools encouraging healthier habits and in labs researching the mysteries of why one child becomes obese while another doesn’t. 

Our graduate students are mentored by some of the top professors and researchers in the field in their original investigations, with the goal to advance the study of kinesiology, and to create leaders whose work will have an impact on society.

 Sharing knowledge is vital, and we work closely with other faculties, like the biomedical researchers in the Schulich School of Engineering and the mental health researchers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Topics may include 

  • nutrition for performance, 
  • applied exercise physiology, 
  • statistical techniques, 
  • muscle mechanics. 

Students will submit a research proposal and complete both oral and written candidacy exams. Students will be required to submit and defend an original thesis.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A four-year undergraduate degree and completion of a thesis based masters degree.
  • Written confirmation of external funding in accordance with policies of the Faculty of Kinesiology Graduate Program
  • A minimum of 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • Two Reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12695 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12695 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5593 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5593 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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