Kinesiology

  • Degrees Offered: MScKin, MASRS, MBA.SRM, MSESS (Barbados)
  • Application Deadlines: Open, MScKin and MASRS (March 1 for funding consideration), March 31 for MBA.SRM, May 1st for MSESS (Barbados)
  • 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 MSESS (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, McCain HPL Instrumentation Room, Cardiometabolic Exercise & Lifestyle Laboratory, Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology Lab, Occupational Performance Laboratory, Motor Control Lab/Musculoskeletal Health Lab, and the Centre for Recreation and Sport in Society.

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 research areas and faculty 

Application requirements

  1. Masters applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.0 (B average).
  2. Applicants to the MSc Kinesiology and MA Sport and Recreation Management 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. Three references are required (at least two academic), with a complete application for admission to the School of Graduate studies.
  3. Applicants 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; resume, three references are required (at least two academic).
  4. Applicants to the MSESS (Barbados) program are to submit a complete application.
  5. 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 Leslie Harquail, Administrative Assistant

Office: Kinesiology Building, Room 353

Phone: 1-506-453-4575

Related: Kinesiology Graduate Studies

Kinesiology Information Sheet