Admission Policy & Requirements
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Admission Policy & Requirements
- Possession of the minimum entrance requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
- Since resource allocations limit the number of students that our graduate program can adequately accommodate, the University reserves the right to limit enrolment and to refuse admission to any candidate.
- Honours Bachelors Degree in the areas of community health, nursing, physical education and kinesiology, recreation and leisure studies, or sport management. Students with an Honours Bachelors Degree in fields such as psychology, sociology, gerontology, biology, etc., may also be eligible, although additional course work may be required in order to prepare the student for the thesis work;
- An undergraduate level course in research methods and either quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate research methods course and/or an undergraduate data analysis course may be admitted to the program as a transition student. These students, however, must successfully complete at the undergraduate level, the research methods and/or analysis course in the first two terms in order to continue in the graduate program;
- official transcripts indicating a minimum B average or equivalent. International applicants should refer to the Brock University Graduate Studies Calendar for equivalency standards.
- Three letters of reference.
- Successful completion of Level 5 of the Brock Intensive English Language Program; or
- A minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) plus a 4.0 minimum for the TWE, or a TOEFL CBT score of 213 plus 4.0 minimum for the essay rating, or TOEFL iBT (Internet based) minimum overall score of 80 with no sub-test score under 19; or
- A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no section under 5.5; or
- A minimum overall score range of 520-545 (Range 2), with a minimum writing score of 225-235 on the Brock University International Test of English Language Proficiency (ITELP); or
- Achievement of an overall Band Score of 60, with 60 in writing, and no other under 50 on the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL); or
- An average of at least 4.5 with no band score lower than 4.0 on the CanTest (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees).
- Applicants who have completed three or more years of post-secondary work at an institution where English was not the only language of instruction must provide confirmation from the institution that their program of study was taught exclusively in English.
- Some graduate programs may require higher English language test scores or additional English language proficiency verification.
- The student may be required to complete English language courses (e.g. APLS 1P90, 1P91 or Intensive English Upgrading Program for Graduate Students) along with their graduate program.
For complete details regarding our Admission Policies and Admission Requirements download (pdf) the Master's Program Graduate Student Handbook.
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