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What will I learn?

Complete research related to physical education, sport, fitness, health, or wellness within Canadian and/or international contexts. Discover the science of sport, physical exercise, and how it applies to human health.

Develop your knowledge and practical skills related to community health promotion, chronic disease prevention, and rehabilitation. Understand and explore the limits of human movement throughout the lifespan.

Become a part of the preventative healthcare field. Health, fitness, and rehabilitation are the foundations to wellness and living a healthy life.

The Master’s of Human Kinetics (MHK) is a two-year graduate degree program requiring the completion of 24 credits involving either a Thesis or Major Paper option. The Thesis option involves 12 credits of course-work and 12 credits involving the completion of a thesis based on an in-depth investigation of a topic related to human kinetics. The Major Paper option involves 18 credits of course-work and 6 credits involving the completion of a paper related to the detailed analysis and synthesis of a human kinetics topic.

Topics of research may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Biomechanics
  • Ergonomics
  • Exercise and Environmental Physiology
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • History and Sociology of Sport
  • Multi-Cultural Physical Activity and Sport
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Outdoor Adventure and Experiential Education
  • Professional Development
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport Performance

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have a choice of career paths in a number of diverse sectors such as health, education, industry, and other private enterprises; or they may pursue doctoral studies at Laurentian University or at some other institution. Given the aging population of Ontario (and across Canada) as well as the increasing emphasis on preventive health care and wellness, the demand for people trained in associated fields is projected to increase rapidly in the next five to ten years.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAN $7,180.50 per trimester; Incidental and GSA Fees Per Year CAN $1,063.89
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Laurentian University

Campus Sudbury,

935 Ramsey Lake Road,

SUDBURY,

Ontario (ON),

P3E 2C6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must present a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent. A minimum average of 75% is required. English language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL -iBT): 88 Overall; Computer-based TOEFL (CBT) - Test of English as a Foreign Language: 230 overall; IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System: 6.5 overall (No band lower than 6.0); Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: 70 overall (No part below 60); Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees – CanTEST: 4.5 overall (No part below 4); PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 60 Overall; Duolingo English Test: Minimum Score: 110.

For international students

The admission requirements are the same for both the Thesis Option and the Major Paper Option. To be admitted, students should hold an appropriate Bachelor's degree at the honours level, or its equivalent, with at least a B+ (75%).

Students entering the Masters in Human Kinetics (MHK) program will hold a 4-year degree in a Human Kinetics field (e.g., Physical and Health Education; Kinesiology; Sports Psychology) or equivalent. Candidates who have graduated from a three-year degree program in a related discipline may be admitted to a qualifying year. Candidates with an honours degree in a related field such as Life Sciences, Sports Administration, Nursing Science, Rehabilitation Therapy, Sociology, Psychology, Physiology, Mechanical Engineering, Biology and Biochemistry, to name a few, may be admitted to the MHK program. However, such candidates may be required to enroll in undergraduate courses in the School of Human Kinetics to round out their academic preparation if deemed necessary by the admissions committee (students will be informed of this decision before being admitted to the program).

English language requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL -iBT): 88 Overall

Computer-based TOEFL (CBT) - Test of English as a Foreign Language: 230 overall

IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System: 6.5 overall (No band lower than 6.0)

Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more

CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: 70 overall (No part below 60)

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees – CanTEST: 4.5 overall (No part below 4)

PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 60 Overall

Duolingo English Test: Minimum Score: 110

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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