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College of Kinesiology


University Catalogue


Graduate Chair: Dr. Jon Farthing

Graduate Administration:

Phone: (306) 966-1113

College of Kinesiology
University of Saskatchewan
87 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5B2

Being a graduate student in the College of Kinesiology has been a great experience. When I started university, I hadn't imagined that I would enter into graduate studies but, while working on my honours, I came to realize that I really loved the independence of research. I have so much freedom and flexibility to pursue research that I feel will have an impact on the community. As a graduate student I have had plenty of opportunities to collaborate with other students on research projects, work as a research assistant or a teacher assistant, and apply my research (e.g., by volunteering in the community). The college has been very supportive when it comes to helping students get funding which has taken the stress out of that aspect of graduate studies. While I don't yet know exactly what my future holds, I feel that graduate studies in Kinesiology have prepared me.

Carly Priebe
Ph.D. Candidate, Vanier Scholar


The College of Kinesiology Graduate Program offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in diverse areas including behavioural science, biomechanics, bone research, functional and exercise physiology, motor learning and control, and pedagogy. Our students have access to office and lab space, work in a collaborative atmosphere, and have opportunities to gain research and teaching experience, participate in community outreach initiatives, volunteer activities and social events. Immersed in a research rich environment, our students are highly successful in terms of Tri-Council awards and publications and present their work regularly at major conferences, often within their first year.


In addition to the application requirements set by the College of Graduate Studies and Research, students must submit a 500-700 word cover letter indicating your research interests and your proposed area of research. 


Applications accepted up to June 1, to start in September of same year. But, some funding competitions begin in December and applying early means your application will receive consideration for these early competitions.


Various College and University scholarships are available for new students.  All accepted students receiving some level of support. funding amounts are competitively determined based on academic standing.

The typical three-year funding package for a doctoral student with a Tri-Council Award is up to $121,000.

A total three year funding package for a College of Kinesiology Doctoral Graduate Student Scholarship holder is $55,000. 

Master's students usually receive funding at the following levels
$30,000 over their two year program (College of Kinesiology Graduate Student Scholarship)
$15,688 over their two year program (Teaching Assistantship)
$10,000 over their two year program (Graduate Student Assistantship)
One time travel assistance for M.Sc. students (up to $500)


There are a diverse range of potential career paths in each area of specialization. Alumni from our graduate program are university professors, health care professionals and consultants, researchers, policy consultants, and leaders in program delivery in the fields such as education, human health, sport and recreation.


For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

M.Sc. +


  • A four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (or U of S grade system equivalent) in each of the final two years (i.e. 60 credit units) of the undergraduate program.
  • Students, who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency

Ph.D. +

Students complete course work, design and execute a research project, gain teaching experience, and serve as community ambassadors. The program generally takes three years to complete. 



  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field, from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master's program).
  • Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research.
  • Students, who are not native English speakers, must demonstrate English language proficiency