• Degrees Offered: MScKin, MASRS, MBA.SRM, MScSS (Barbados)
  • Application Deadlines: Open, MScKin and MASRS (March 1 for funding consideration), March 31 for international and June 30 for domestic for MBA.SRM, May 1st for MScSS (Barbados) please note the MScSS program is suspended for Fall 2024/25
  • 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 in the research based degrees who have the opportunity to use the various labs which include; the Andrew & Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab, McCain HPL Instrumentation Room, Behaviour Change Lab, Cardiometabolic Exercise & Lifestyle Laboratory, Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology Lab, Institute of Biomedical Engineering- CAREN Lab, Innovation VR Lab, Occupational Performance Laboratory, Motor Control Lab/Musculoskeletal Health Lab, Prenatal/Postnatal Exposures on Adiposity Development in infant Laboratory (PEADS Lab), and the Sports Management Virtual Reality 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
  • Maternal and Infant Health

Current research areas and faculty

Application requirements

  1. Masters applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.0 (B average) in Kinesiology or a related field, for example those applying to MScKin should have a background in Kinesiology or a related applied science field.  If the applicant does not hold an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology or related field upon review of their application, they may be required to take additional courses to ensure adequate preparation for the degree.
  2. Applicants to the MSc Kinesiology and MA Sport and Recreation Studies degree programs are to provide a detailed statement of research goals and interests, and must include the names of the full time 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 MScSS (Barbados) program are to submit a complete application.
  5. If applicable, a minimum TOEFL 94/120 (Internet based), or a minimum IELTS score of 7/9.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Dr. Jonathon Edwards Director of Graduate Studies, or Leslie Harquail, Administrative Assistant

Office: Kinesiology Building, Room 353

Phone: 1-506-453-4575

Related: Kinesiology Graduate Studies