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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Graduate Admission Requirements

    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA: 3.0 overall, or atleast 3.2/4.0 over the last two years of study).
    • An undergraduate degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or its equivalent is a prerequisite for graduate study in Kinesiology and Physical Education.
    • Students who seek admission to the Master's program without a degree in Physical Education may be required to complete up to 30 credits of undergraduate work to qualify.
      • The specific courses and the number of credits will be determined by the student's advisor in consultation with the Graduate Program Director in light of the student's background and career goals.
      • The final decision regarding extra course requirements remains with the academic advisor.
    • Applicants may be required to complete work beyond the specific MA requirements (usually undergraduate courses), if the quality of a previous degree program cannot be evaluated or if crucial courses are missing. This must be specified to the student under conditions of acceptance.
    • Applicants are advised to contact a potential supervisor in advance of the application deadline.  For further information about academic staff members’ areas of research and contact information, please see Academic Staff.  At least one staff member must be willing to supervise the student before the committee recommends acceptance.
    • Students may apply for admission at any time.  However, complete applications for guaranteed consideration must be received by:


Canadian
Fall: February 15
Winter: September 1
Summer: No applications are considered for summer admission 


International
Fall: February 15
Winter: September 1
Summer: No applications are considered for summer admission


Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: June 30
Winter: September 1
Summer: No applications are considered for summer admission

 

  • When all the necessary application documents have been received, the Graduate Program Director of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will make recommendations to the Graduate & Post Doctoral Studies Office (GPSO) who make the final decision.
  • If accepted, the student receives formal notification from the GPSO.
  • Notification of refusals is sent by the Graduate Program Director of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
  • At least one staff member must be willing to supervise the student before the committee recommends acceptance.
  • It should be noted that minimum entrance requirements do not guarantee acceptance.
  • The department will accept the best-qualified students within its physical, financial and human resources capabilities.

    To apply online: Online Application Process



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    Sport or Exercise Psychology Program: Application Guidelines and Procedures

    Applicants are strongly advised to contact a potential supervisor, Dr. Gordon Bloom, Dr. Shane Sweet or Dr. Lindsey Duncan, in advance of the application deadline in order to schedule a visit or an informal meeting.

    • Dr. Gordon Bloom is the head of the Sport Psychology program. His interests broadly cover coaching science, group cohesion and team building, hockey aggression, concussions, and bio-neurofeedback.
      Tel.: (514) 398-4184 ext. 0516 - gordon [dot] bloom [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) .
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    • Dr. Shane Sweet works in the Exercise Psychology program. His research aims at understanding, changing and promoting physical activity adoption and maintenance in adults with a focus on special populations (i.e., adults with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and spinal cord injury).  Phone: (514) 398-4184 x09903 - Email .
    • Dr. Lindsay Duncan works in the Exercise Psychology program.  Her areas of research include health communication, health behavior change, interventions to increase the initiation and maintenance of physical activity, particularly among cancer survivors.  Phone: (514) 398-4184 x00919 - Email

    For complete details on the application procedures, visit: Graduate Admissions Requirements

    Note: Students are encouraged to apply for grants in their last year of undergraduate study (e.g. FQRSC, FRSQ, SSHRC) See the KPE Graduate Students section of this website for a full list of Awards and Scholarships