Chapter 6 - Course Work

You will plan your course of study in consultation with your Supervisor on the first day of Orientation Week in September of your first term. The SKHS Graduate Timetable for the current year is available on the School web site at: SKHS Graduate Timetable

The program of study includes:

  1. Courses to be taken for credit (primary and/or secondary) (must be ADDED or DROPPED using an Academic Change Form)
  2. Course in Research Ethics (SGS 804) (course preloaded to your online transcript)
  3. Accessibility Education (AODA 800) (course preloaded to your online transcript)
  4. Courses to be taken as audit (must be ADDED or DROPPED using an Academic Change Form)
  5. Thesis to be defended orally KHS 899

Your program of study must conform to the rules and regulations of the SGS (which you can find in the on-line Calendar). As you move through your program, your Advisory Committee may recommend additional course work to prepare you for your thesis research.

1a)  Courses to be Taken for Credit - Primary

The SGS groups courses into two categories: Primary and Secondary. A Primary course is defined as any course, or designated replacement course, that you are required to take as part of your approved course of study. Primary courses include courses within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and courses in associated cognate departments. Substitutions for primary courses are not usually allowed. Master's programs in the School require the equivalent of four one-term graduate level primary courses.  A minimum of 65% is required in all primary courses.

1b) Courses to be Taken for Credit - Secondary

Secondary courses include all other courses that you may elect to take as options or which you may be advised to take by your Supervisor or Advisory Committee.  A grade of 50% will be considered acceptable for secondary courses.

2.  Course in Research Ethics - SGS 804

All graduate students are required to complete SGS 804 - Course in Research Ethics  (CORE) education course before they may begin any research work involving human subjects.  You will add this course requirement to your Academic Change Notice during your meeting with your supervisor on the first day of Orientation Week.  The tutorial is available at Course in Research Ethics (CORE) (SGS 802).  This course will be preloaded to your online transcript.

3.  Course in Accessibility  - AODA 802

All master's students are required to complete AODA 802 - Course in Accessibility Education during Orientation Week.  The course will be preloaded to your online transcript.  This online tutorial is available at Accessibility Education - AODA 800

4.  Courses to be Taken As Audit

Students may also (in consultation with their Supervisor) take courses on an AUDIT basis. The requirements for successful completion of audited courses shall be determined by the course instructor and the student.

5.  Thesis to be Defended Orally

Students will defend their thesis orally before a committee.  There are different oral formats for MA versus MSc students.  Your supervisor will provide you with details of the different structure as appropriate.

 

SUMMARY

1. MSc Degree Path Course Requirements

  1. 4 one-term graduate level courses chosen in consultation with your supervisor
  2. Course in Research Ethics (SGS 804) 
  3. Accessibility Education (AODA 800)
  4. MSc students may select one of KHS 869 OR KHS 873 but may not take both
  5. KHS 899 Thesis to be defended orally

2.  MA Degree Path Course Requirements

a) 4 one-term graduate level courses including:

  1. KHS 869 and KHS 873
  2. Course in Research Ethics (SGS 804)
  3. Accessibility Education (AODA 800)
  4. one course from another department
  5. one course chosen in consultation with your supervisor
  6. KHS 899 Thesis