Kinesiology and Recreation Management, M.A. / M.Sc.
Kinesiology and Recreation Management
Dean: Dr. Douglas Brown
Associate Dean(s): Dr. Leisha Strachan (Research and Graduate Studies)
Campus Address/General Office: 203 Active Living Centre
Email Address: email@example.com
Academic Staff: Please see the Kinesiology and Recreation Management website for Faculty information.
Kinesiology and Recreation Management Program Information
The Master of Science (Kinesiology and Recreation) or Master of Arts (Kinesiology and Recreation) provides advanced education and research training within sub-disciplines including kinesiology, physical education, health, human performance, recreation, leisure, and tourism studies.
Resources and supports for M.Sc. related research are jointly provided by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute.
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, offer a multi-unit Ph.D. in Applied Health Sciences.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for Master’s students are found in the Master’s Degrees General Regulations section of the Guide.
Kinesiology and Recreation Management Admission Requirements
- The completion of a four-year Kinesiology (BKIN)/Physical Education (BPE) or Recreation Management and Community Development (BRMCD) degree, or equivalent,
- Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree other than a BKIN/BPE or BRMCD, or equivalent, with a suitable academic background in the area of study,
- Completion of a Pre-Masters program at the University of Manitoba, or equivalent.
Note: The degree designation (M.Sc. or M.A.) will be determined by the Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Advisor, and will consider the coursework and research to be undertaken.
This unit offers a Pre-Master’s program of study. The Pre-Master’s program of study is intended to bring a student’s background up to the equivalent of the required 4-year degree in the major department/unit, and to provide the student with any necessary prerequisites for courses to be taken in the Master’s program. Completing the Pre-Master’s program does not guarantee acceptance to the Master’s program.
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the Kinesiology and Recreation Management M.A./M.Sc. program of study page.
- Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work approved by the faculty advisor. Of these 12 credit hours, a minimum of nine credit hours must be at or above the 7000 level; a minimum of six credit hours must be selected from the 7000 level course offerings in Kinesiology and Recreation Management with KPER 7000 being compulsory; and
- Enter the program with, or complete as part of the approved program of study, a minimum of six credit hours in research methods and/or statistics. If the research methods and/or statistics requirement is completed as part of the approved program of study, it must be at or above the 3000 level. The required course, KPER 7000, may be accepted for credit towards this requirement.
- Within their program of study, students may complete a maximum of two KPER 7800 (different topics) for a total of six credit hours; however, only three credit hours will count towards the minimum 12 credit hour coursework requirement
In addition to coursework requirements, a student must engage in research and scholarship leading to the completion of a thesis, and attend a minimum of one professional development event per term enrolled as a graduate student in the program until the program is completed (i.e. students must complete this requirement once per term for the Fall (September-December) Winter (January-April) and Summer (May-August term)
Note: After participating in a specific professional development training event, the student is required to document their participation (i.e., the student will create a report that provides specific information about the event as well as written reflection about how the knowledge gained through the event will enable them to improve and increase their capabilities). Progress is monitored by the Graduate Program Coordinator and is the requirement for graduation.
Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years
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A minimum of six (6) credit hours must be taken from the 7000 level course offerings in Kinesiology and Recreation Management of which KPER 7000 is compulsory.
In addition to coursework requirements, a student must engage in research and scholarship leading to the completion of a thesis. Students must demonstrate their mastery of the field and that they are fully conversant with the relevant literature through their thesis.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
Program Approval Form
All new students must complete a Graduate Program Approval Form, in consultation with their advisor, and submitted to the Graduate Program Chair, prior to registering for courses. Only courses that are included on the Program Approval Form will be credited to the student’s program of study. The Advisor and Graduate Program Chair must approve any changes made to the Program of Study.
Students may complete a maximum of two directed study courses (different topics) for a total of six credit hours; however, only one directed study (three credits) will count towards the minimum 12 credit hour course degree requirements. Students, in conjunction with the advisor for the course, must complete a Directed/Individual Study form. This form must include a description of the course work to be completed and an outline of how the final grade will be determined. This form must be approved by the Graduate Program Chair and filed with the Graduate Program Assistant who will register the student for the course.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
Kinesiology, Physical Education, and Recreation
Concepts and issues in designing, implementing, and disseminating research in areas broadly related to kinesiology and leisure. It is recommended that students complete this compulsory course within their first year of enrollment in the Master's program. May not be held with the former PERS 7000.
Equiv To: PERS 7000
This advanced qualitative research course will expose students to the history, philosophy and epistemological background of the qualitative research tradition, its methods and application to health, physical activity and leisure. May not be held with the former PHED 7160 of the same title.
Mutually Exclusive: PHED 7160
To extend the student's theoretical understanding of quantitative research designs related to the field of kinesiology and recreation management. Data management and analysis methods will be discussed. Students will gain a theoretical knowledge of common statistical tests. May not be held with the former PHED 7160 of the same title.
Mutually Exclusive: PHED 7160
This course will explore mixed methods research approaches. Specifically, research design, data collection, analysis and interpretation will be explored.
Investigating the mechanisms underlying exercise-induced adaptations in health and disease. (Part 1). Advanced level Exercise Physiology, Physiology or Animal Biology or instructor permission is required.
Investigating the mechanisms underlying exercise-induced adaptations in health and disease. (Part 2). Advanced level Exercise Physiology, Physiology or Animal Biology or instructor permission required.
Topics covered will introduce students to the historical developments and current thinking around how humans control and learn to perform skilled action. May not be held with the former PHED 7160 "Motor Control". Kinesiology degree or permission by instructor required.
Mutually Exclusive: PHED 7160
Building critical analysis and application of biophysical research methods and analysis, develop numeracy skills in addition to scientific writing and oral presentation skills.
This course will cover how exercise training results in adaptations to whole body physiology. Units taught: metabolic systems; cardiovascular-respiratory systems; neuromuscular-skeletal systems; neuroendocrine systems; and immune system. Weekly discussion of topics.
This course will include the presentation of current research and scholarship on physical activity, health, and leisure from social science and humanities perspectives.
Students will be introduced to traditions in the qualitative field, explore theoretical foundations that underpin qualitative inquires and develop capacity to think critically about ethical issues involved in research processes (working with marginalized groups and conducting community-based research.
This course brings Indigenous cultural perspectives and practical skills to students in Kinesiology and Recreational Management in Indigenous land based learning.
This course will explore social psychological principles and theories and their application to the study of exercise, health, sport, leisure and/or tourism.
Critical analysis of the dominant concepts, theories, and research associated with the development of basic and applied knowledge in fields of leisure, parks and tourism.
Overview of the theories/philosophies, current issues, research trends and methodological considerations in the area of diversity/disability and inclusion studies. This course focuses on scholarly approaches that promote equity, access and social inclusion in the contexts of leisure, sport, health and PE.
This course openly discusses issues of race, racism, and settler colonialism. Students will develop an understanding of the role of praxis in CRT and Indigenous scholarship. Students will read, digest, critique, apply, and understand CRT and Indigenous scholarship.
Students will learn to use interdisciplinary critical perspectives to examine the diverse and sometimes contested meanings of cultural objects and processes, establishing a basic knowledge of the theoretical paradigms of Cultural Studies.
Current trends and research related to the social and physical implications of leisure behaviour in the natural environment.
Provides opportunities for in-depth individualized study within a specific area of interest. Can be completed twice (different topics) for maximum of six credits. Only 3 credits may count toward the minimum requirement of 12 credits in the FKRM Graduate Program.
This course provides in-depth individualized study and exploration within a specific, focused area of interest within a topic area pertaining to Kinesiology or Recreation Management. This course may allow students to study a topic in great detail that may be pertinent and important to their degree.
The study of the contemporary research and theory in a selected area. Topics will vary, depending on faculty expertise and student need.
The study of the contemporary research and theory in a selected area through consideration of relevant literature. The course may also provide opportunities for the application of theories or models within the selected topic.