• Degrees Offered: MScESS, MASRS, MBA.SRM, MScSS (Barbados)
  • Application Deadlines: MScESS and MASRS Open (March 1 for funding consideration), March 31 for MBA.SRM
  • Study Options: Coursework, Project/Report, Thesis
  • Length: 2 Years for research based degrees and 18 months to 2 years for MBA.SRM , 1 year for the MScSS (Barbados)
  • Entry Terms: Fall

Kinesiology’s research is focused on the biosciences; psychological, socio-cultural, managerial and philosophical aspects of human performance, recreation and sport; and personal and community health and wellness. Topics range from exploring the processes underlying human movement to investigating volunteerism at national events, and assessing human factors and ergonomics in industry. 

UNB leads the province in health and wellness research through collaboration with groups such as The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Horizon Health, various sport and recreation agencies and governmental departments. Our Community Outreach Programs provide opportunities for inter-disciplinary and collaborative research. We generally have about 50-60 students who have use of the Andrew & Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab, Motor Control Lab, Occupational Therapy Lab, and the Exercise Physiology Lab.

Research areas

  • Health and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical and Occupational Biomechanics
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Health/Wellness
  • Pediatric Exercise Science
  • Healthy Aging
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Sport and Recreation Management

 Current faculty research

Application requirements

  1. Masters applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.0 (B average).
  2. Applicants to the Exercise & Sport Science and Sport and Recreation Studies degree programs are to provide a detailed statement of research goals and interests, and must include the names of the fulltime faculty members who closely match your area of interest with the application for admission to the School of Graduate studies.
  3. Candidates to the MBA (Sport and Recreation Management) program must also score 550 on GMAT (students may apply to have the GMAT waived for CGPA of 3.4 or greater); an undergraduate course in Economics is required with at least a B grade.
  4. If applicable, a minimum TOEFL 92/120 (Internet based), or a minimum IELTS score of 7/9.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Dr. Usha Kuruganti, Director of Graduate Studies, or 

Office: LB Gym, Rm. 206

Phone: 1-506-453-4575

Related: Kinesiology Graduate Studies

Kinesiology Information Sheet