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Graduate Programs

The Department of Kinesiology, in the Faculty of Human Kinetics, offers a Master of Human Kinetics (MHK), Master of Sport Management and Leadership (MSML), as well as, a PhD in Kinesiology.

Master of Human Kinetics (MHK)

The Master of Human Kinetics (MHK) offers concentration in Applied Human Performance. The program focuses on the application of movement science in sport, the workplace, and activities of daily living.

The MHK program is uniquely structured to offers both a research thesis option and an internship option. Students pursue course work, thesis research, and/or internships that examine the basic and applied principles of human biomechanics, motor performance, exercise physiology, and health and wellness.


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Master of Sport Management and Leadership (MSML)

The Master of Sport Management and Leadership (MSML) prepares students to be effective managers and leaders in sport; to critique social, historical, and cultural influences of and in sport; and to develop innovative solutions to critical problems in today’s multi-faceted sport industry.

The MSML program  offers both a thesis and an internship option. The thesis option provides students an opportunity to engages in research on a topic of their interest. The internship option provides students with hands-on work experience to complement their coursework.

According to SportBusiness International’s Postgraduate Sports Course Rankings, our MSML program is the best program of its kind in Canada and among the top in the world. 


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PhD in Kinesiology

The goal of the PhD program in Kinesiology is to allow students interested in Applied Human Performance or Sport Management and Leadership to develop excellence in designing, conducting, and disseminating research knowledge to the broader community including the workplace; sport, recreation, and leisure environments; teaching and pedagogy; and exercise, physical activity, and rehabilitation settings.

The PhD program includes a unique community-based internship requirement, designed to complement the program’s focus on community well-being, and provides doctoral students with the opportunity to engage in impactful community-based service.


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Future Students

Anticipated Start Date

Application Deadline*
Fall (September start) February 1
Winter (January start) September 1
Summer (May start) January 1

*To be considered for an Entrance Scholarship. Complete the appropriate package required.

All application materials must be received by February 1 for consideration for the following September admission. 

Please complete and upload the document through the eGAS system online application.

  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100
  • Minimum IELTS: (7.0 - no individual band lower than 6.0 for PhD)
  • Minimum Pearson: 68
  • Minimum MELAB: 85
  • Minimum CAEL: 70

All applications to the graduate program are completed online using the University of Windsor Graduate Applications website

Learn more program specific admission requirements.

The MHK Supplementary Admissions Form and/or a MSML Supplementary Admissions Form is required of all students applying to our program. The document will need to be uploaded as a PDF document with your application through the University of Windsor Graduate Applications website.

At the University of Windsor, we are proud to offer a competitive funding program for graduate students that spans entrance scholarships, national and provincial scholarships, departmental scholarships, and employment opportunities. Learn more about scholarships and awards.


Note: to be eligible for and receive an entrance scholarship a full application package must be completed and approved.

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