Exercise Sciences: Professional Kinesiology MPK

Master of Professional Kinesiology​

Program Description

The first master’s-level program of its kind in Ontario, the MPK program offers students an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the professional practice of kinesiology. The MPK provides unparalleled learning environments for hands-on practice working alongside leading practitioners. This program is suitable for those who are just beginning their careers, and those who have experience as registered kinesiologists and are looking for advanced professional development.


Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor's degree in kinesiology, physical education, human kinetics, or an equivalent degree, with a minimum mid-B average (73% to 76%) in the final year.

  • Resumé.

  • Two letters of reference. At least one letter must be from an academic referee.

  • Letter of intent which identifies the area of interest and reasons for pursing the program.

  • Proficiency in the English language must be demonstrated by all applicants educated outside Canada whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English. The Faculty prefers the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with the following minimum scores:

    • ​​​paper-based test: 600 with 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) and 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE);

    • Internet-based test: 100/120 overall and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

Program Requirements

Successful completion of 12.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as listed below. Consult the department for more details on sequence and timing of courses.​

MPK 3999H
Introduction to Professional Kinesiology​​
​MPK 4000H
Introduction to Human Movement in Professional Kinesiology
MPK 4001Y Clinical Assessment and Interventions
​MPK 4002Y
​Biophysical Assessment and Interventions​
​MPK 4003Y
Behavioral Assessment and Interventions​
​MPK​ 4004Y
​Physical, Culture, Health and Social Environments​
​MPK 4005H
Strength Based Professional Practice​​
​MPK 4006H
Interprofessional Practice​​
​MPK 4007Y
Practice Setting Considerations​
​MPK 4008Y
​Evidence Supported Practice
MPK 4009H
Business of Kinesiology and Entrepreneurship​​
​MPK 4010H+
Professional Practice
​MPK 4012Y
​Capstone Project: Improving Kinesiology Practice​
MPK 4015H Practice and Program Evaluation
​MPK 8001H+
Placement 1 (120 hours)
​MPK 8002H
Placement 2 (240 hours)
​MPK 8003H
Placement 3 (240 hours)

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework​ is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.​​​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years​