Kinesiology and Physical Education

Note: Admissions to the Ph.D. (Ad Hoc) have been suspended; no new applications to this program will be accepted. Please contact the department for further details.

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Kinesiology and Physical Education

Location

  • Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium
  • 475 Pine Avenue West
  • Montreal QC H2W 1S4
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-4184, ext. 0302
  • Fax: 514-398-4186
  • Email: grad.kpe [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/edu-kpe

About Kinesiology and Physical Education

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education provides a large variety of research opportunities in a number of areas related to human health and physical activity.

Master's of Science Program

Examples of research pursued as part of the M.Sc. program include the following areas.

Exercise Physiology:

  • obesity treatment, public health surveillance, and health;
  • adaptive response of skeletal muscle in health, nutrition, disease, and aging;
  • exercise and nutritional interventions designed to manage and treat chronic diseases;
  • the impact of sex and sex hormones on neurovascular physiology;
  • clinical and integrative exercise in cardio-respiratory physiology;
  • muscle physiology and biophysics.

Biomechanics and Motor Control:

  • ergonomics evaluation of fatigue and musculoskeletal disorders;
  • walking and running locomotion gait research;
  • sport equipment design and evaluation (ex.: helmets, footwear);
  • motor control strategies and neurophysiology rehabilitation.

Master's of Arts Program

Examples of research pursued as part of the M.A. program include the following areas.

Exercise and Health Psychology:

  • psychosocial determinants of health behaviour, body-related emotions, and physical self;
  • motivation in youth sport and physical activity;
  • school and community-based physical activity promotion; physical education and health development.

Sports Psychology:

  • coaching expertise;
  • team building;
  • psychology of athletic injuries (concussions);
  • hockey violence.

Adapted Physical Activity:

  • physical activity participation in the community for people with mental health problems;
  • self-regulation of physical activity and physical health for individuals with mental health problems;
  • physical activity for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and movement difficulties;
  • physical literacy of people with disabilities.

Sport, Physical, and Health Education Research in Society

  • Physical and health education pedagogy, curriculum, and instruction;
  • Narrative conceptions of knowledge and physical education teacher education;
  • Sociology and cultural studies of sport, recreation, and leisure;
  • Historical perspectives of sport and Canadian society;
  • Indigenous sport and settler-colonialism.
Master of Arts (M.A.) Kinesiology and Physical Education (Thesis) (45 credits) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) Kinesiology and Physical Education (Thesis) (45 credits)

The thesis programs in Kinesiology and Physical Education are designed to help students develop research skills and expertise in their selected areas of research. All students must have a physical science background to study in the M.Sc. program and a social-psychological background to study in the M.A. program. Students are supervised by a faculty researcher in their respective laboratory or clinical locations.

These research programs often lead to career advancement in academic, scholastic, industrial, clinical, and/or social health care settings.

Master of Arts (M.A.) Kinesiology and Physical Education (Non-Thesis) (45 credits) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) Kinesiology and Physical Education (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

The non-thesis programs are currently not offered.

The non-thesis programs in Kinesiology and Physical Education are intended to help students develop professional skills related to their careers in kinesiology and physical education who do not have an interest in research. Students will work with a supervisor and will take a number of courses in the academic areas of interest and will also complete a research project in the area of interest.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2018-2019 (last updated Mar. 2, 2018).

Kinesiology and Physical Education Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

  1. An undergraduate degree in Physical and Health Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or its equivalent is required.
  2. A minimum academic standing equivalent to a CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or a GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies.

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term: Sept. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15
Winter Term: Feb. 15 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 1
Summer Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete application are considered only as time and space permit.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2018-2019 (last updated Feb. 19, 2018).