Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Kinesiology (PhD)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:School of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Areas of Research:Biomechanics; Coaching; Cultural Studies of Sport & Exercise; History of Sport; Integrative Physiology of Exercise; Philosophy of Sport; Psychological Basis of Physical Activity and Movement Control; Sport Management; Sport Medicine
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:6 Year(s)


Our doctoral degree from the School of Kinesiology often leads to an academic position of teaching and/or research at another university or college. It is useful for specialization in private research fields, publishing, management or governmental institutions related to the graduate’s field.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A completed Master’s degree with distinction in Physical Education/Kinesiology (or its equivalent) from an accredited university.
    Application Notes : Please complete and submit the online application with the following criteria:
    ▪ Biographical information
    ▪ Contact information
    ▪ Statement of academic intent (if applicable)
    ▪ Academic background
    ▪ Electronic transcripts from Ontario universities/colleges
    ▪ Professional background (if applicable)
    ▪ A minimum of two academic references are required. If the applicant wishes to submit a third, this letter can be an academic or a character reference. References are collected electronically upon receipt of application. Based on the email contact information provided in the application, referees will be prompted to complete an online reference form. These letters of reference are also submitted electronically by the referee.
    ▪ Proficiency in English Scores (if applicable) (applicant must have testing service send score electronically to Western)
    The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). (Internet Based 105, Paper Based 620, Computer Based 260). Western's TOEFL ID is 0984.
    The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of the British Council. (7.0/9.0) - with no individual score less than 6.0.
    • Application fee ($100)

    * 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 November 11, 2022