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Master of Kinesiology (MKin)

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Admission Requirements

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1. A four-year baccalaureate degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized institution

Applicants must have a minimum grade point average equivalent to 3.0 on a 4.0 point system over the past two years (or 20 courses) of full-time study in Kinesiology or an appropriate academic background for the area of specialization.

If you received your degree from a university outside Canada, please refer to the country specific degree requirements.

2. Minimum grade in undergraduate prerequisite courses or equivalents

A minimum grade of "B" or 3.00 in each of the following undergraduate prerequisite courses or equivalents:

Anatomy

  • The instructional approach is a combination of systematic and regional anatomy and physiology with some surface anatomy and radiologic considerations. General cell physiology, bone anatomy, neurophysiology and muscular physiology, as well as skeletal structure, types of connective tissues, structure of joints and muscles of the axial and appendicular skeleton will be covered. Laboratories utilize human tissue materials, anatomical models, charts, and prosected cadavers and cadaver specimens.

Exercise Physiology

  • The physiology of muscular exercise, physical conditioning, and training. The course will cover aspects of the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems and also present the material in the context of the effects of exercise on an integrated system. Short and long term adaptations to exercise will be examined relative to health and human activity.

Biomechanics

  • Basic principles of force system analysis, impulse-momentum, work-energy and particle kinematics applied to biological structures, including extensive mathematical analyses.

Exercise and Sport Psychology

  • An introduction to the psycho-social concepts underlying an understanding of human behavior in physical activity, sport and health.

Statistics

  • Collection and presentation of data, introduction to probability, including Bayes' law, expectations and distributions. Properties of the normal curve. Introduction to estimation and hypothesis testing.  Tests of hypotheses including 2-sample tests and paired comparisons. Also, regression and correlation.

In cases where an applicant may have another course or combination of courses that he/she wishes to be considered equivalent to a the pre-requisite course, the applicant may provide the course description(s) from the respective university’s calendar and/or submit the full course outline(s) for each course. The calendar description(s) and/or course outline(s) will be reviewed by an instructor to confirm the content meets the admission requirement.

3. Demonstrate ability to be self-motivated and capable of independent study

A student with these attributes as shown in undergraduate studies, volunteer work and/or work experience in exercise science areas will be considered.

4. English language proficiency

Applicants whose primary language is not English must provide confirmation of English language proficiency prior to being considered for admission (Minimum TOEFL score of 580 (written) or 97 (Internet-based), or an IELTs score of 7.0, or a MELAB score of 83).

Fees

All current tuition and fees are outlined in the Graduate Calendar.  Tuition can change yearly, so check back regularly.

  • Tuition fees are assessed yearly for thesis based students and per course for course-based students.  
  • All students must also pay general fees, which are assessed annually or by semester, depending on the fee.  Some general fees are able to be opted out of or waived if suitable paperwork is provided. 

Application

Submitted by tcharleb on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:57pm

Application Deadline for September Admission: March 1st at 11:59 pm (MST) for Canadian and International applicants

Online Application Form
Select Program: Kinesiology and Degree: Master of Kinesiology (MKin)

All official transcripts, degree certificates, letters of reference, and language proficiency official test scores (if applicable) must be submitted by March 1st.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $125 CDN application fee is charged for each application to a graduate degree program ($145 CDN for international students). This fee is required whether or not you are admitted to the University of Calgary. Applications will only be processed once the fee has been paid in full.

Note: Do not send cash. You can pay by Visa, American Express, or MasterCard. You may also pay through online banking, certified cheque, money order or wire transfer made payable to the University of Calgary.  Instructions available at http://www.ucalgary.ca/registrar/finances/tuition-fees/pay-your-fees.  

Letter of Intent

The Master of Kinesiology (MKin) is a course-based, applied (non-thesis) program specializing in applied exercise physiology.

The online application requires an 800-word ‘Letter of Intent.’  Please structure your letter under the following headings / questions:

  1. Why are you pursuing an MKin degree?
  2. What is your career goal at the completion of your MKin degree?
  3. What is your career goal 5 years after the completion of your MKin degree?
  4. Describe your relevant experiences in the area (including but not limited to coaching, volunteer, clinical, employment and recreational experiences).

Academic History

Two (2) official copies of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended. The transcripts must be received in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution(s). In cases where an applicant’s transcripts do not indicate the degree awarded on the transcripts of grades, the applicant must submit two (2) official copies of degree certificates in addition to the transcripts of grades.

Transcripts and Degree Certificates issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified, word-for-word English translations.

The Kinesiology Graduate Program Office will provide University of Calgary transcripts.

All official transcripts and degree certificates must be sent to:

MKin Admissions
Kinesiology Graduate Program Office
KNB 139B, 2500 University Drive NW
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Letters of Reference

Two (2) academic references must be submitted in support of an application. Your referees will be asked to supply a reference for you via an online upload. You will need to know your referee's email addresses when you apply for admission. When the applicant submits the online application, referees will be automatically emailed with the reference link and provided instructions to submit their references online.

Applicants must ensure referees have instructions and relevant information (transcripts, resume, information on the program you are applying to, etc) so that the referee may write an appropriate reference.

The purpose of the references are to assess an applicant’s academic performance and capabilities in support of an application for admission to a graduate-level academic program. Therefore, the references must be completed by former professors who are able to assess these attributes accordingly. However, an applicant may submit additional references from professional referees if appropriate to the field of study.

The letter and ranking form must both bear the signature of the referee. The letter portion of the reference should be on University letterhead and signed by the referee.

The form for your referee to sign can be found here

Coursework

All MKin students must take each of the core courses below. Courses are open to students registered in the MKin degree program only.

Submitted by tcharleb on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:41pm

Year 1 Fall Term

Kinesiology 606A - Practical Skills for Applied Exercise Physiology

To develop practical skill and techniques associated with applied exercise physiological measurement vs. measurements in the areas of body composition, cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal fitness.

Course Hours: F(3T-3)

Kinesiology 615 - Seminar in Applied Exercise Physiology I

Lectures and seminar presentations, discussion and critique of current research in applied exercise physiology and related subjects.

Course Hours: Q(1S)

Kinesiology 673 - Exercise Physiology

Topics in exercise physiology will include the effects of exercise on muscle, metabolism, hormones, respiration, and the cardiovascular system. Nutrition, body composition, ergogenic aids, and environmental factors will also be examined.

Course Hours: H(3-3)

Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 373 or equivalent

Kinesiology 697 - Exercise and Sport Psychology

Addresses the determinants and consequences of exercise and sport engagement within clinical and athletic populations. The focus will be on the translation of research to practice, with "hands-on" skills and effective practice guidelines shared with the students.

Course Hours: Q(2S)

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Year 1 Winter Term

Kinesiology 605 - Nutrition for Performance and Active Living

Nutritional requirements for sport performance and active living, including an overview of basic nutritional principles. Designed to use current research findings as a basis to examine the role of nutrition in sport performance. Nutrition for an active lifestyle will also be examined.

Course Hours: Q(2S).

Kinesiology 606B - Practical Skills for Applied Exercise Physiology

To develop practical skill and techniques associated with applied exercise physiological measurement vs. measurements in the areas of body composition, cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal fitness.

Course Hours: F(3T-3)

Kinesiology 617 - Seminar in Applied Exercise Physiology II

Lectures and seminar presentations, discussion and critique of current research in applied exercise physiology and related subjects. Focus on chronic disease.

Course Hours: Q(1S)

Kinesiology 773 - Integrative Exercise Physiology

The effects of exercise on the complex physiological interactions between different systems in the human body.

Course Hours: H(3-3)

Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 673

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Year 2 Fall Term

Kinesiology 690A - Practicum

The practicum will consist of multiple experiences in applied physiology environments.

Course Hours: F(1T-8)

Kinesiology 715 - Seminar in Applied Exercise Physiology III

An advanced level of presentation and critical appraisal of research in applied physiology. Students will assume a leadership role in a seminar setting.

Course Hours: H(1S)

Kinesiology 785 - Training Strategies for Health and Sport

The science of improving health and athletic performance with appropriate periodized stress and recovery.

Course Hours: H(3-3)

Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 773

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Year 2 Winter Term

Kinesiology 690B - Practicum

The practicum will consist of multiple experiences in applied physiology environments.

Course Hours: F(1T-8)

Kinesiology 717 - Seminar in Clinical and Applied Exercise Physiology IV

An advanced level of presentation and critical appraisal of research in applied physiology. Students will assume a leadership role in a seminar setting.

Course Hours: H(1S)

Kinesiology 775 - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Exercise for clinical populations: exercise assessment and prescription for disease modification.

Course Hours: H(3-3)

Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 773

What can I do with this degree?

Submitted by tcharleb on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:44pm

MKin graduates are in high demand and go onto successful careers in chronic disease management, health and wellness and high performance sport. Networking with prominent academic, clinical and elite sport professionals through completion of the MKin program creates post-degree employment opportunities for students.

Clinical

Nicole Keeler BSc, MKin, CSEP‐CEP
Joint Effort Program Instructor, University of Calgary

Emma Skolnik BScH, MKin, CSEP‐CEP, ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist
Medical Student, University of Calgary

Maggie Phillips BKinH, MKin, MPT, CSEP‐CEP, NSCA‐CSCS, CPA, ACFI
Physiotherapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach/Consultant, Pursuit Conditioning

High Performance

Mark Barrett HBK, MKin, CSEP-CEP, NSCA-CSCS
Owner/CEO Strong Cowboy Strength and Conditioning Inc.

Kyle Clapperton­ BSc, MKin, CSEP‐CEP, NSCA‐CSCS
Manager, Health, Safety & Wellness Section, Calgary Police Service

Jamie Connors BSc MKin, Coaches of Canada, Canadian Swim Coaches
Association, Head Coach, Calgary Patriot Swim Club

Duff Gibson MKin, International Association of Firefighters
Lieutenant, Calgary Fire Department

Elizabeth Gnatiuk BSc, MKin, CSEP-CEP, NSCA-CSCS, ISAK-Level 1 Anthropometrist Phlebotomist
Applied Exercise Physiologist-Lead, Fortius Sport & Health

Jeff Osadec BGS, BEd, BESS, MKin, CSEP‐CEP, NSCA‐CSCS, NCCP Level 1 Weight Lifting Coach
Physiology and Strength Coach, Canadian Sport Institute (CSI)‐Calgary

Andrew Perrotta BSc H, MKin, CSEP-CEP, NSCA-CSCS, USA Soccer National 'C' License
Head Sport Scientist Field Hockey Canada Women's National Team

Erin Sargent HBKin, MKin, CSEP‐CEP, CSEP‐CPT I/E, NSCA‐CSCS
Exercise Physiologist, Canadian Sport Institute (CSI)–Calgary

Other

Michael Greene BSc, MKin, CSEP‐CEP
HSE – Kinesiologist, Sanjel Corporation

Dr. Karen Kendall BSc, MKin, PhD, CSEP‐CEP , CATA, NSCA‐CSCS, ESSAM‐AEP
Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

Practicum

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In Year 2, students undertake KNES 690 F(1T-8) Practicum which consists of multiple experiences in applied physiology environments that integrate Kinesiology with the community through clinical and sport partners.

Networking with prominent academic, clinical and elite sport professionals through the MKin program and through practicum placements creates post-degree employment opportunities for students.

Below are some potential practicum placements

City of Calgary

  • Calgary Fire Department
  • Calgary Police Services
  • YMCA at South Health Campus Calgary

Cardiac Wellness

  • Total Cardiology Rehabilitation and Risk Reduction Centre (formerly Cardiac Wellness Institute)
  • Heart Fit Clinic

Alberta Health Services

  • Living Well with a Chronic Condition
  • Pulmonary Function Clinic
  • Southern Alberta Renal Program
  • Chronic Pain Centre
  • Neuro-rehab (Foothills)

Comprehensive Care Clinics

  • Caleo Health-Spine
  • Copeman Healthcare Centre
  • INLIV Full Circle Health
  • Medisys
  • Preventous Collaborative Health
  • ProActive Health Group

Primary Care Networks

  • Mosaic Primary Care Clinic
  • Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network
  • Calgary West Central Primary Care Network
  • South Calgary Primary Care

Strength & Conditioning/Testing – High Performance Athletes

  • Calgary Flames Hockey Club
  • Canadian Sport Institute – WinSport/University of Calgary
  • Critical Speed – Active Lifestyle Coaching
  • Edge School for Athletes/Duckett Performance Centre
  • Peak Power Sport Development
  • Powerwatts – Indoor Cycling Training
  • TCR Sport Lab
  • Vergie Speed

Neuro-rehabiliation

  • Community Neurorehab Services
  • Synaptic Spinal Cord Injury and Rehab Centre

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