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. 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.
Exercise & Health Physiology
Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology
Innovation in Pedagogy and Sport Performance
Neuro-Motor Psychology & Motor Learning
Nutrition, Metabolism & Genetics
Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport & Physical Activity
Sport Injury Epidemiology
Outcomes and next steps
Academia, Research career, teaching (secondary and post-secondary), health care, health coach consulting, research associate, sporting careers (administration, coaching, sport psychology, strength and conditioning coach), injury prevention and rehabilitation, community/municipal programming.
A PhD in kinesiology is usually considered a final degree.
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply in the first term following completion of candidacy requirements.
Contact the program for information on funding. Full-time students registered in a graduate degree program at the University of Calgary are eligible for awards and financial assistance. PhD students receive a minimum annual stipend of $18,000 per year. Scholarship information, application forms and instructions are found on the graduate award website and through the searchable database at grad.ucalgary.ca/awards.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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