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
Telephone: 204-474-7806
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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.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. In addition, students require:

  • 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. 

Application Deadlines

The normal recommended start date is September; however, applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis for students wishing to apply for winter or summer.  Please consult the Graduate Program in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management for information on these start dates.

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:


Start Date

Canadian/US/ International



March 1



June 1

Applications received by the March 1 deadline for a September start date will receive first consideration for any available funding. 

Program Requirements

Minimum program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar.

Students must:

  • 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 Research in Kinesiology and Recreation Studies (3) 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. The required course, KPER 7000 Research in Kinesiology and Recreation Studies, may be considered for credit towards this requirement.
  • Within their program of study, students may complete a maximum of two KPER 7800 Directed Studies (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.

See Supplemental Regulation 4.7.5 Performance not related to Coursework for details.

  • All students must successfully complete:

    • GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), 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 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), within the first term of registration;

    unless these courses have been completed previously, as per Academic Guide sections 2.5 and 2.6.


Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years. See 4.4.7 Time in Program

Ph.D. in Applied Health Sciences

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management and the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, offer a multi-unit Ph.D. in Applied Health Sciences. Information on this program may be found here.