The program will be governed by policies of the College of Graduate Studies. Admission to this program is competitive and limited. Students who meet the minimum admission requirements may not be accepted to the program. Students will be admitted on the basis of the:
Student’s record of academic and professional achievements
Letters of recommendation
Quality and feasibility of the proposed study and research proposal
Supervisor’s ability to support the program of study
No applicant will be admitted to the program until a faculty member within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences has agreed to supervise the thesis research; thus, applicants are strongly urged to identify and contact a potential research supervisor prior to submitting their application materials. For individual faculty member homepages and contact information, please visit our faculty listing. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to the College of Graduate Studies are:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 550 (paper version); 90 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version).
IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no component score less than 6.0
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.Graduate programs may set higher English language proficiency scores than those listed above.
September Admission Intake: January 31
January Admission Intake: June 2
The College of Graduate Studies is responsible for merit-based graduate awards at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. The College manages a number of award competitions each year and administers payment of all internal awards and selected external awards. Please visit the College of Graduate Studies for more information on application information.
Beginning September 2018, the Health and Exercise Sciences graduate program will offer a full-time Master of Science degree. Applicants to the program will have interests in health sciences and will come from a variety of backgrounds within the biological, natural, and social sciences.
HMKN 501: Research Seminar in Health & Exercise Sciences
HMKN 506: Research Methods in Health & Exercise Sciences
The School of Health and Exercise Sciences offers a PhD through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) program program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. IGS offers students opportunities to pursue graduate studies across disciplinary boundaries, and to tailor their course of study to suit their particular needs. IGS programs are greatly facilitated by our smaller size, thereby allowing students to work more intimately with faculty across a variety of departments and disciplines. The structure allows for both interfaculty and intercampus arrangements for supervision and courses. The course and program requirements provide structure to ensure quality in both the breadth and depth of the student’s academic experience.
Program requirements can be viewed here.