Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Field of Study:Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.



With the establishment of the world's first department of kinesiology, the University of Waterloo was instrumental in defining the science of human movement and continues to lead the evolution of this exciting discipline.

Through understanding the cellular to societal implications of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle, our research, academic programs, and services aim to optimize health, prevent injury and illness, and extend the years of high quality life.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A Master's degree with a minimum 75% average in a relevant field (normally Kinesiology or a discipline related to their area of concentration).
  • Letter stating research interests and why the student wishes to pursue graduate studies.
  • Application Notes : Application materials:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
  • Writing sample: Submit one copy of a term paper, research project, or thesis written during the students last year of Master's studies.
  • 3 References: from faculty members who taught the student while in a Master's program. Normally, 1 must be from the Master’s supervisor.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 30, 2022