Kinesiology and Physical Education

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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.physed [at] mcgill.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. 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.

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.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

Kinesiology and Physical Education Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Kinesiology and Physical Education Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

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 is available to all graduate program candidates at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

Applications will be considered upon receipt of:

  1. application form;
  2. official transcripts from previous undergraduate/graduate programs of study;
  3. two letters of reference;
  4. $100 application fee;
  5. TOEFL score (where applicable).

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

For dates for guaranteed consideration, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/programs. Then select the appropriate program.

All documentation is to be submitted directly to the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

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.)
Paul James Stapley; B.A.(Leeds), M.Sc.(Northumbria), Ph.D.(Bourgogne)
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)
Associate Member
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.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)

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).

Faculty of Education—2011-2012 (last updated Aug. 11, 2011) (disclaimer)