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What will I learn?

The MSc in Health and Exercise Sciences (HES) is a research-based program but also includes mandatory coursework.


We invite you to discuss your research interests and career goals with participating faculty and potential supervisors in the School of Health & Exercise Sciences, and we are happy to share our excitement about what we study and teach.

Research Areas

Graduate students can pursue these and other key areas of faculty research with applications to children, adults and individuals with chronic health conditions:

Neuromuscular physiology and fatigue
Health behaviour change
Cardiorespiratory and cerebrovascular physiology
Metabolism, nutrition and immunology

Which department am I in?

School of Health and Exercise Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$8,776.74 (US$ 7,094) per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V1V 1V7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants to the PhD degree in Kinesiology are normally required to have a thesis-based master’s degree in Health and Exercise Sciences, Kinesiology, or other related field of study, along with appropriate undergraduate and graduate coursework. Applicants with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a non-kinesiology program may be considered for admission, particularly if they have a strong background in the biological, natural, behavioural or health sciences.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants from a university outside Canada at which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to graduate studies are: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 90 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version); minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing (paper version); or IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual score less than 6.0; or MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.