Kinesiology and Physical Education
- Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
- Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium
- 475 Pine Avenue West
- Montreal QC H2W 1S4
- Telephone: 514-398-4184, ext. 0302
- Fax: 514-398-4186
- Email: eileen [dot] leduc [at] mcgill [dot] 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.
In Exercise Physiology, research is being conducted on:
- obesity treatment, public health surveillance, and health disparities;
- biology and physiology of aging skeletal muscle;
- adaptive plasticity of skeletal muscle in health, disease, and aging;
- the role of mitochondria in skeletal muscle health, disease, and aging;
- interventions to protect and/or restore mass and function of aging muscle;
- biology and physiology of the aging heart;
- clinical and integrative exercise and cardio-respiratory physiology;
- COPD research;
- muscle physiology and biophysics.
Other research in Biomechanics includes specialization in:
- ergonomics, motor control, fatigue, and musculoskeletal disorders;
- locomotion and gait research;
- applied ice hockey research;
- neurophysiology and rehabilitation.
In Exercise and Health Psychology, research is presently underway examining:
- the 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.
In Sports Psychology, research questions examine determinants of:
Research in Adapted Physical Activity examines issues of:
- self-regulation of individuals with movement difficulties;
- physical activity in persons with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD);
- play and movement skill proficiency;
- perceptions and professional skill development of physical education teachers;
- motor behaviour;
Ph.D. (Ad Hoc)
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education also offers the possibility of directly entering a Ph.D. program on an ad hoc basis, or, with the permission of the supervisor and the approval of the Graduate Program Director, exceptional students may transfer from the master's program to the ad hoc Ph.D. program.
|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. Researchers in our program have their own research facilities.
These research programs often lead to pursuits in research and teaching careers, or in professional careers in kinesiology. For example, many students pursue careers in fitness/wellness, exercise rehabilitation settings, and sport science settings. Students may become teachers, health club directors, work in cardiac rehabilitation centres, and/or become exercise prescription counsellors.
|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.
Kinesiology and Physical Education Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
The application deadlines listed here 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.
|Fall: Feb. 15||Fall: Feb. 15||Fall: June 30|
|Winter: Sept. 1||Winter: Sept. 1||Winter: Sept. 1|
|Summer: N/A||Summer: N/A||Summer: N/A|
Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete application are considered only as time and space permit.
Dietetics and Human Nutrition
- School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
- Macdonald-Stewart Building
- McGill University, Macdonald Campus
- 21,111 Lakeshore Road
- Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
- Telephone: 514-398-7838
- Email: gradstudies [dot] macdonald [at] mcgill [dot] ca
- Website: www.mcgill.ca/nutrition
About Dietetics and Human Nutrition
In the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, cutting-edge nutrition research is conducted by its 10 tenure-track professors and four faculty lecturers in all areas recommended by North American Nutrition Societies. These include molecular and cellular nutrition, clinical, community, and international nutrition. Domains emphasized by School researchers include:
- nutritional biochemistry and metabolism;
- embryonic and fetal origins of health and disease;
- studies optimizing health in at-risk populations including Aboriginal populations, mothers and children, and the elderly;
- the development of novel nutritional and/or nutraceutical approaches for treatment during surgery and recovery from disease.
Research is conducted in our on-site research labs, the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE), the McGill Institute for Global Food Security, the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit (MECNRU), and the MUHC Teaching Hospitals. Students can conduct research or participate in clinical rotations in Ghana and field sites in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
|Master of Science (M.Sc.); Human Nutrition (Thesis) (45 credits)|
A master’s degree in Human Nutrition offers advanced Nutrition courses in a broad range of research areas. The program is suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in nutritional sciences, exercise physiology, kinesiology, food science, biochemistry, medicine, or another closely related field. Students are required to complete 14 credits in advanced nutrition coursework plus 31 credits related to their thesis research. Graduates of our M.Sc. thesis degree have pursued successful careers in research, international health agencies, government agencies, and industry.
|Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis) — Practicum (45 credits) and Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis) — Project (45 credits)|
The M.Sc. Applied program is a course-based master’s program. It allows students to further develop knowledge and expertise in nutrition. Students are required to complete 29 credits in advanced Nutrition courses plus 16 credits related to a research project or an advanced practicum (reserved for registered dietitians). Careers include managerial positions for practising dietitians, and careers in nutrition programs, government, and industry.
|Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis) — Dietetics Credentialing (83 credits)|
The M.Sc. Applied program in Dietetics Credentialing is a course-based master's program with a dietetics Stage (internship) included. At the end of the program, students are qualified to be licensed with one of the provincial regulatory bodies in Canada, as well as in other countries, and practise in the areas of clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and foodservice management; French competency is an asset. The program is preceded by a Qualifying year, if necessary, to complete certain courses required for licensure. This is followed by three semesters of graduate-level courses (46 credits) and 3 semesters of Stage (37 credits), which include a practice-based graduate project.
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Human Nutrition|
A Ph.D. degree in Human Nutrition is suitable for students with an M.Sc. degree in Nutritional Sciences or related areas who wish to become independent researchers and/or leaders in the field of nutritional sciences. The School offers a stimulating research environment with opportunities in a wide range of areas of basic science, clinical research with our many hospital clinicians, as well as population health in Canada and abroad. Careers include academic, senior government, and industry positions within Canada and internationally.
|Graduate Diploma in Registered Dietitian Credentialing (30 credits)|
This program is currently not offered.
In the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill, students pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition have the opportunity to apply to our Graduate Diploma in R.D. Credentialing, upon completion of the M.Sc. or Ph.D. program and upon completion of the undergraduate courses required by l'Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ). This Diploma consists of two semesters of Stage (internship) in Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition, and Foodservice Systems Management. Upon completion of the Diploma, the recipient is eligible to register and practice as a Dietitian in Quebec, as well as in other Canadian provinces and other countries.
Dietetics and Human Nutrition Admission Requirements and Application Procedures
M.Sc. Thesis and M.Sc. Applied (Project, Practicum, and Dietetics Credentialing)
Applicants must be graduates of a university of recognized reputation and hold a B.Sc. degree equivalent to a McGill degree in a subject closely related to the one selected for graduate work. Applicants must have at least a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in McGill University’s credit equivalency of 3.2/4.0 (second class–upper division) for the M.Sc. Thesis and 3.5/4.0 for the M.Sc. Applied during their bachelor's degree program. Eligible candidates to the M.Sc. (Applied) program may select one of three options:
- The project option;
- The practicum option, which is reserved for those who have completed a dietetics internship and six months of work experience and wish to further develop their skills in a particular area of practice through an advanced internship;
- The dietetics credentialing option, for those who wish to follow a program combining courses and internship, leading to licensure as a dietitian.
Applicants must be graduates of a university of recognized reputation and hold a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree equivalent to a McGill degree in a subject closely related to the one selected for graduate work. Applicants must have at least a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in McGill University's credit equivalency of 3.2/4.0 (second class–upper division) during their bachelor's and master's degree programs. Exceptional students may apply to transfer to the Ph.D. program after one year of study in the M.Sc. (Thesis) program.
Some applicants whose academic degrees and standing entitle them to serious consideration for admission to graduate studies, but who are considered inadequately prepared in the subject selected may be admitted to a Qualifying program if they have met the School's minimum CGPA of 3.2 out of 4.0. The courses to be taken in a Qualifying program will be prescribed by the academic unit. Qualifying students are registered in graduate studies, but not as candidates for a degree. Only one Qualifying year (two terms) is permitted. Successful completion of a Qualifying program does not guarantee admission to a degree program. Students must re-apply for admission to a degree program.
Financial support is highly competitive. Teaching assistantships, scholarships, and stipends from research grants may be available; however, the School cannot guarantee financial support.
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.
The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:
- Final acceptance to the M.Sc. (Thesis) and Ph.D. programs depends on a staff member agreeing to serve as the student's supervisor. A supervisor is not required for acceptance to the M.Sc. (Applied) program.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – The GRE is required for all Ph.D. applicants to the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition who are submitting non-Canadian and non-U.S. transcripts.
The application deadlines listed here are set by the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition 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.
|Fall: April 15||Fall: March 15||Fall: Same as Canadian/International|
|Winter: Oct. 15||Winter: Aug. 31||Winter: Same as Canadian/International|
|Summer: N/A||Summer: N/A||Summer: N/A|
Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.
International applicants are advised to apply well in advance of these dates because immigration procedures may be lengthy.