Graduate Studies

With an average of 60 full-time graduate students, the School provides quality, focused education at the master's and doctoral levels including study in the areas of health promotion, biomechanics, physical activity epidemiology, sport psychology, exercise physiology, and socio-cultural studies of sport, health and the body.

“To develop intellectual curiosity in effective researchers and educators.”


Become a Graduate Student

Just completed your bachelor's degree?  Thinking of becoming a graduate student? Here you will find all the information in order to become a graduate student at the Queen's School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

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Biomechanics and Ergonomics

Students receive in-depth study in functional anatomy and the mechanics of human movement.  


Exercise Physiology

The School's exercise physiology program focuses on the adaptation of the human organism to exercise, and training and advancing knowledge in occupational and health applications of the traditional exercise disciplines.   The graduate program is comprised of four main areas of study including cardio-vascular stress response; exercise physiology; muscle physiology; and human vascular control.

Health Promotion

In health promotion, we assume a comprehensive, multi-level view of health and health determinants. We approach problems and issues in a multidisciplinary, applied way, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies in our work. Our work aims to inform health promotion interventions and wider efforts to promote social justice and change.

Physical Activity Epidemiology

The graduate program is based on Health Canada's paradigm for health research, the population health framework, which aims to maintain or improve the health of the overall population, and reduce inequities in health status between population groups.

Sport Psychology

Sport psychology is the study of individual and group behaviors in sport settings.  Sport psychology examines questions related to continued participation, performance, and personal development through sport.  It focuses on how people and teams in sport settings (e.g. athletes, coaches, parents, referees) regulate their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions so that positive outcomes emerge from engagement in sport.   

Sociocultural Studies of Sport, Health & the Body

The graduate program offers students the opportunity to interrogate critically the social, cultural, economic and political forces that shape the body, sport, health and physical activity.