Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne - School of Graduate Studies

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Human Kinetics

Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Areas of Research:Biomechanics; Clinical Epidemiology; Coaching and Coaching Methods; Ergonomics; Event Mangement; Exercise Physiology; History of Sport & Physical Education; Occupational Biomechanics; Pedagogy; Physiology; Learning, health, and methodology; Sociology of Sport; Sport Psychology; Sport, Health, and Wilderness Psychology.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,582

Cost per year is for the 2021-2022 academic year.



The PhD in Human Kinetics is designed to train progressive thinkers, leaders and experts who have advanced understanding and skills to innovate and expand knowledge in the field of Human Kinetics to benefit society. Students will have the opportunity to pursue independent research in the broad fields of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness or Multi-Cultural Physical Activity and Sport. Students will be required to complete three graduate-level courses, pass a comprehensive exam, and conduct independent research which includes writing and defending a dissertation. Through a required independent study course that may include an internship or community-based learning component, students will be encouraged to engage in applied research with community
or workplace partners.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary research and knowledge dissemination skills through affiliation with research centres including the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health, Centre for Research in Northern and Rural Health, and Multi-Cultural Sport Research Group.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based)
Application Notes : For admission to a degree program, a student must meet one of the language requirements listed below in addition to the academic requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (minimum score: 230 computer-based, 570 paper-based, 88 Internet-based); International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)(minimum score: 6.5); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) (minimum score: 80); Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment Test (minimum score: 70, with 60 in writing proficiency); Cambridge English Proficiency (minimum result: C); Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) (minimum score: 60); Three years of full time senior-level studies in an English-language secondary school or post-secondary institution (official documents required) (evaluated on an individual basis; at the Admissions Committee's discretion); or Laurentian EAP Level 3 exam with a score of 70% or higher.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants will typically have completed a Masters degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university with a minimum grade of B+(75%). Applicants must provide evidence of suitable educational background and potential for advanced research in their selected field of study (i.e., Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellness; Multi-cultural Physical Activity and Sport).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 15, 2022