Student Handbook MFSc

Program Requirements for all Master's Degree Programs

  1. Program Advising Forms, Supplementary Coursework
  2. Master of Fitness Science (MFSc)


1. Program Advising Forms, Supplementary Coursework

Program Requirements for all Master's Degrees in Kinesiology and Health Science

Advising Form
Prior to initial registration in any of the Master's programs, the student and his/her supervisor will submit a completed Advising Form to the Graduate Program Office. The Advising Form outlines the required and elective courses to be completed prior to graduation. Changes to the Advising Form can only be made with the approval of the Graduate Program Director and the student's Supervisor in Kinesiology and Health Science.

Supplementary Courses
The successful Master's applicant (all degrees) may be required by his/her supervisor, to enrol in certain undergraduate courses or to complete suitable courses offered in other graduate programs. These required courses will be counted in the determination of the "combination of C grades" outlined in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations (See Graduate Courses and Grading). However, additional elective courses will not be included for this purpose. Supplementary courses may be substituted for all or part of either Master's thesis practica, KAHS 5400 3.0 or KAHS 5410 3.0, and this will be taken into account when determining the student's practicum responsibility.

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2. Master of Fitness Science (MFSc) non-thesis

Candidates will be required to complete the following, in addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations pertaining to all Master's degrees:

  1. One of either Univariate (KAHS 6010 3.0) or Multivariate (KAHS 6020 3.0) Statistics;
  2. Two non-thesis practica (KAHS 5400 6.0 and KAHS 5410 6.0);
  3. Four half course electives from within the Kinesiology and Health Science graduate course offerings;
  4. Submit a written paper to the student's supervisor.

Students enrolled in the Master of Fitness Science (MFSc) non-thesis practica (KAHS 5400.60 and KAHS 5410.60), are required to complete an average of 10 hours per week for 52 weeks in total of supervisor- directed laboratory and/or field experience. The practica are normally taken in the Fall/Winter and Summer/Fall sessions over the 16-month program. Practicum work involves laboratory and field experience in research projects or fitness assessment/exercise counselling. It may involve such activities as library research, data analysis, writing reports and/or conducting assessments on populations such as elite athletes, applicants to physically demanding populations to the general public.

All Master of Fitness Science (MFSc) degree students must aim to complete the program requirements within 16 months of entering the Graduate Program.