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Kinesiology and Physical Education

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Location

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
  • Fax: 514-398-4186
  • Email: kin [dot] physed [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/edu-kpe

About Kinesiology and Physical Education

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 Programs

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 coaching expertise, team building, psychology of athletic injuries (concussions), and hockey violence.

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, and autism.

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 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

Kinesiology and Physical Education Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.

Admission Requirements

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.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

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

See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
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

Revision, October 2012. End of revision.

Kinesiology and Physical Education Faculty

Kinesiology and Physical Education Faculty

Chair
Dr. Theodore E. Milner
Graduate Program Director
Dr. René A. Turcotte
Professors
Ross E. Andersen; B.Ed., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Temple) (Canada Research Chair)
Theodore E. Milner; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Alta.)
Hélène Perrault; B.Sc.(C'dia), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Greg Reid; B.Ed.(P.E.)(McG.), M.S.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Penn. St.)
Associate Professors
Gordon Bloom; B.Ed.(W. Ont.), M.A.(York), Ph.D.(Ott.)
Julie Côté; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Wisc.-Madison), Ph.D.(Montr.)
Enrique Garcia; B.P.E., I.N.E.F.(Madrid), M.Sc.(Laval), Ph.D.(Alta.)
Russell T. Hepple; B.Sc.(Sask.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.)
David J. Pearsall; B.A., B.P.H.E., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.)
Dilson Rassier; B.P.E., M.Sc.(Brazil), Ph.D.(Calg.)
Catherine Sabiston; B.Sc.K.(Dal.), M.H.K.(Windsor), Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Tanja Taivassalo; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
René A. Turcotte; H.B.P.H.E.(Laur.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Alta.)
Assistant Professors
William Harvey; B.Ed, M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Dennis Jensen; B.P.E.(Brock), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.)
Adjunct Professors
Bernard Aguilaniu; M.D., Ph.D.(Grenoble)
Robert Boushel; B.A.(P.E.)(Acad.), M.A.(S. Flor.), D.Sc.(Boston)
Christian Duval; B.Sc.(UQTR), M.Sc.(UQAM), Ph.D.(McG.)
François Peronnet; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.) (Emeritus Professor)
Ruddy Richard; M.D.(Université Louis Pasteur Strasbourg), Ph.D.(Université Paris Descartes)
Associate Members
Jean Bourbeau; M.D.(Laval)
Robert Thomas Jagoe; B.A.(Camb.), M.B., B.Chir., M.R.C.P.(UK), C.C.S.T. (Resp. and General (Internal Med)), Ph.D.(Newcastle, UK), F.R.C.P.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Kinesiology and Physical Education (Thesis) (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Arts (M.A.); Kinesiology and Physical Education (Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Kinesiology and Physical Education (Thesis) (45 credits)

Areas: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Motor Control and Learning

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.); Kinesiology and Physical Education (Thesis) (45 credits).

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

Areas: Adapted Physical Activity, Pedagogy, and Sport and Exercise Psychology

For more information, see Master of Arts (M.A.); Kinesiology and Physical Education (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

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

Areas: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Motor Control and Learning

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.); Kinesiology and Physical Education (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

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