Kinesiology

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
24.50 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:
  • English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)
  • B.Ed. Secondary Education: Mathematics: Math NYA (00UN), 103 (022X) or 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP), 203 (022Y) or 01Y2; Math NYC (00UQ), 105 (022Z) or 01Y3
  • B.Ed. Secondary Education: Science and Technology:
    • Biology NYA (00UK), 01Y5; Biology II 00XU, 01YJ;
    • Chemistry NYA (00UL), 01Y6; Chemistry NYB (00UM);
    • Math NYA (00UN), 01Y1; Math NYB (00UP), 01Y2;
    • Physics NYA (00UR), 01Y7; Physics NYB (00US), 01YF; Physics NYC (00UT), 01YG.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • 4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must include 4U Calculus and Vectors.
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include 4U Calculus and Vectors and two of 4U Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
  • B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL must submit a Letter of Intent.
    • Note: The decision to admit takes into account the evaluation of the Letter of Intent.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
80.00% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:
  • Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school;
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: subjects must also complete Grade 12 math (pre-calculus or calculus).
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: subjects must include Grade 12 math (pre-calculus or calculus) and two of Grade 12 biology, chemistry, or physics.
  • B.Ed applicants to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL must submit a Letter of Intent.
    • Note: The decision to admit takes into account the evaluation of the Letter of Intent.
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics: Courses must include pre-calculus
  • Applicants to the B.Ed. Secondary Science & Technology: Courses must include pre-calculus, and two of biology, chemistry or physics
  • Letter of Intent: if applying to Kindergarten/Elementary, Secondary, and TESL
    • Note: The decision to admit takes into account the evaluation of the Letter of Intent.
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major
Honours

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

Kinesiology, the study of human movement, is also largely known as exercise or sport science. As part of McGill’s Faculty of Education (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education), the BSc Kinesiology program will provide you with the theoretical learning and practical training in various areas of movement science. Both undergraduate Kinesiology programs (Major and Honours) allow you to put your learned theory into practice through internship opportunities as early as the second year of studies.

Students with a keen interest in research who are considering graduate studies may opt into the Honours program after completing year two of the B.Sc program. The Honours stream gives you the chance to spend your final year taking more advanced courses and working on a research project under the direct supervision of a department faculty expert.

This versatile yet well-structured B.Sc program equips students with diverse knowledge in a myriad of specialized areas including anatomy, ergonomics, physiology, exercise psychology, health and nutrition, and adapted physical activity, among others. Because of the wide knowledge base in both biological and social sciences, this undergraduate program can open doors to many career options or further academic pursuits.


Careers

An undergraduate degree in Kinesiology can lead you to a wide range of career options. Many graduates choose to work in occupations that focus on athletics, movement, recreation, therapy, and rehabilitation. Employment is available in many types of establishments. You can work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, fitness facilities, clinics, recreational centres, educational institutions, and sports organizations.

You could become a professional:

  • Certified Kinesiologist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Professional Head Coach

Student experience

Kinesiology courses are generally housed within the McGill Sports Complex (i.e. Currie Gymnasium Building) at the base of the Montreal landmark, Mount Royal. The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) has dedicated large automated classrooms for up to 100 students and smaller seminar rooms, as well as the renovated Tassone Teaching Lab and other laboratory spaces equipped with fitness equipment and modern machinery for scientific research.

As KPE is a smaller and close-knit department within the university, you will appreciate the feeling of community, making personal connections and being supported by the members of the academic and administrative teams and advisors. KPE students also have a dedicated student society known as SAPEK (Student Association of Physical Education and Kinesiology).


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For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Education.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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