The programs are offered on a full-time or on a part-time basis in French and in English. In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.
The MA and MSc programs pursue three major objectives:
Theses may pertain to either of two general areas of specialization:
The MHK program is an applied studies program that prepares students either in Sport Management or in Intervention and consultation. The program is course-based with an emphasis on a supervised internship that seeks to enhance the personal, academic and career development of students. Academic goals include developing such cognitive skills as problem solving, critical thinking, analysis and synthesis and, most importantly, relating theory to practice.
The department offers a collaborative program in Women’s Studies at the MA level. For more information on this program, see “Admission”.
The program operates within the general framework of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.
All applicants must be able to understand speak and write either English or French proficiently. Applicants whose first language is neither English nor French must provide proof of proficiency in one or the other. The list of acceptable tests is indicated in the “Admission” section of the general regulations of the FGPS.
The School of Human Kinetics participates in the collaborative program in women's studies at the master's level. This program has been established for MA students wishing to enrich their training in human kinetics by including an interdisciplinary component in women's studies. The specific requirements of the collaborative program include two core "FEM" courses and a thesis on a topic related to women's studies. Students in the collaborative program must complete three credits additional to those required in the regular program.
Students should normally apply for acceptance in the women's studies collaborative program at the same time as they apply for admission to the MA program in human kinetics.
For further details, please consult the Women’s Studies program on the FGPS website.