First Year Information

"Congratulations on taking the first step in what will be an invaluable, engaging, challenging and rewarding journey!" - Dr. Ira Jacobs, Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

The faculty, staff and students at KPE look forward to helping you transition into your first year of university. Staff in the KPE Registrar's Office will be available throughout the summer for consultation regarding any issues you may experience. Talk to us early - we are here to help.

First-Year Welcome Guide

The First-Year welcome guide is your main resource for information about key dates, financial aid, housing, course enrolment, tuition fee payment, Outdoor Project 100, and key supports at the University of Toronto. Click the link below for the PDF version or navigate using the content headings.

 

Ready: Preparing for your first year

2018

April - July: Residence offers sent to qualified applicants

June 15: Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP funding

June 28: Attend the New Student Welcome Session

July 18: Enrol in your KPE academic courses and ODP100H1 on ACORN

August 8: Enrol in your Arts & Science elective course on ACORN

August 29: Deadline for Minimum Required Payment to Register (MPR) or tuition deferral

August 30 - September 2: ODP100H1 Camp

September 3: Labour Day – no classes

Early September: Move into residence

September 4-7: KPE orientation

September 6: Fall academic courses begin

September 19: Deadline to add first term courses on ACORN

October 8: Thanksgiving Day – no classes

November 5-9: Fall Reading Week – no classes

December 6: Last day of fall classes

December 7-21: Examination period for KPE and A&S courses

December 24 – January 4: Winter break

2019

January 7: Winter academic courses begin

January 20: Deadline to add winter term courses on ACORN

February 18: Family Day – no classes

February 19-22: Winter Reading Week – no classes

April 5: Last day of winter classes

April 6-30: Examination period for KPE and A&S courses

April 19: Good Friday - no classes

Your JOINid gives you access to the University of Toronto’s online applicant community. Activate your JOINid and check the Join U of T site regularly for updates on the status of your application, and any additional information you may need to provide. Please visit to the Join U of T website for more information.

Accept your offer of admission before it expires – follow the instructions in your admission package. Places in our program can’t be guaranteed after the acceptance deadline. Accept early and confirm the University has received your response by checking your status at the Join U of T website

You may qualify for transfer credits if you have completed previous university studies, Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate courses.

Check the Transfer Explorer website for information about how your courses from another university may transfer. 

For information about how your IB or AP courses may transfer, visit Enrolment Services' Transfer Credit website

Complete and submit the Transfer Credit Assessment Form linked below and submit it to the KPE Registrar's Office by June 30, 2018.

You are invited to attend the 2018 New Student Welcome Session taking place on Thursday, June 28, 2018. At this session, you will be able to pick up your welcome package, including instructions for course selection and registration. Family members, guardians, mentors and friends are welcome! Invitations will be sent to students who have accepted their offer in early June.

Get your U of T student ID card before September or as soon as you can when you get to campus!

Your TCard is your official University of Toronto photo identification. It will be your library card, access pass to athletic facilities and general ID card for when you write exams and pick up official documents. Your UTORid will be issued when you obtain a TCard.

To get your TCard, go to 214 College St, Koffler Student Services Centre, First Floor during their service hours. Bring your student number or JOINid and proof of legal status. More information about required documentation is available on the TCard website.

Once you have your TCard, activate your UTORid account to automatically create your UTmail+ account.

All U of T students are given a U of T email address through the UTmail+ service. It’s your responsibility to activate and maintain this account. All official University correspondence will be sent to this address.

Enter this new email address on your ACORN record. It’s your responsibility to update your email on ACORN and to check your UTmail+ account daily.

To create your account, visit the UTmail+ website

RESIDENCE OFFERS

Residence offers will be sent to qualified admitted students April through July. You’ll receive one formal offer of residence. It’s important that you respond to your residence offer by the deadline stated in the residence offer email. Be sure to check the email account you've registered in ACORN, including any junk/spam folders.

CHECK YOUR STATUS

You can follow the status of your residence application via the MyRes website. If you meet the residence guarantee criteria and haven’t received an offer by mid July, please contact U of T Housing Services at 416-978-8045 or residence@utoronto.ca.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

To explore your off-campus housing options, please visit the Off Campus Housing website or contact U of T Housing Service at 416-978-8045. 

The University’s Assurance of Financial Support

The University of Toronto is committed to ensuring that students who are offered admission will have the financial support necessary to allow them to enter and complete their program. This assurance is based on the assumption that Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons will first access the government aid for which they are eligible. In Ontario, support is provided by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

For students whose assessed need is not fully covered by government aid, the University will ensure that their full need is met. These students must be assessed by OSAP (or by another Canadian provincial government financial aid program) as requiring maximum assistance.

A financial counselling and resource directory is available for students on the Enrolment Services website.

THE ONTARIO STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides need-based financial assistance to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (recognized convention refugees). Students with recognized full-time course loads are considered for both federal and provincial interest-free student loans and grants to assist with educational and living expenses. For more information, visit the OSAP website

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ADVANCE PLANNING FOR STUDENTS (UTAPS)

All full-time students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, in good academic standing, and assessed by OSAP as requiring maximum assistance, and whose assessed need is not fully covered by government aid, will be automatically considered for this non-repayable grant. Full details about this program are available on the Enrolment Services website.

OTHER PROVINCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents outside of Ontario may be eligible for financial assistance from their provincial government. Applications are usually available in late May or early June. For more information, visit the Enrolment Services website.

FACULTY OF KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRANTS

Ontario residents with unmet financial need beyond their OSAP funding may apply for grants administered by the KPE Registrar’s Office. Applications are due by November 1 for consideration in the first round of grants. For full details and to apply go to the 'Finances' section of ACORN.

OTHER GRANTS AND AWARDS

A comprehensive list of other grants, recognition awards and scholarships is available on the Enrolment Services website

BURSARY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Non-repayable assistance is available from the federal and provincial governments for OSAP recipients who have special educational expenses as a result of a disability. For more information, visit the Enrolment Services website.

BURSARY FOR STUDENTS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

The Good Samaritan Fund provides bursaries to students enrolled in the KPE undergraduate program on the basis of immediate financial need. To access this assistance, contact the KPE Registrar’s Office at 416-978-3026 or undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca.

Set: Enrolling in your courses

The Accessible Campus Online Resource Network (ACORN) is U of T’s user-friendly and intuitive student web service. ACORN is your main tool for accessing course registration, student account information and student life resources.

ACORN ACCESS

Access ACORN using your JOINid/UTORid and password. Your JOINid becomes your UTORid once you have accepted your offer of admission. Login via the ACORN website.

ACORN ALLOWS YOU TO:

  •  Find the courses you need by course code or title using an easy search system
  • Use an ‘enrolment cart’ to plan your course enrolments
  • Add, drop and modify your course enrolments in real-time from a single window
  • View and print your timetable
  • View your daily schedule and upcoming key dates at a glance
  • Access your course grades, grade point averages and your academic status
  • Keep track of your undergraduate degree requirements
  • View your tuition and residence fees invoice
  • Print T2202A and T4A tax forms
  • Access information about housing, health and wellness, co-curricular programs and more in one place

For more information about ACORN, visit the ACORN help website.

The first year of the KPE undergraduate program consists of five full credit equivalents of academic courses and one four-day Outdoor Project activity. Course requirements and tentative schedules are listed below.

ANA126Y1 Elementary Human Anatomy

This is an introductory course on the anatomy of the human body. In the first term, emphasis is placed on the functional overview of anatomy of the human body using a systemic approach including the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal and reproductive and neuroanatomical systems. A brief overview of histology is also integrated into this content in first term. In second term, the course covers detailed content on the upper and lower limb musculoskeletal system as well as a brief overview of the musculature of the trunk.

Instructor: Prof. Judi Laprade
Section Code: Y (September – April)
Schedule: Tuesday 1 - 3 and Thursday 2 - 3 in the fall and winter, see timetable for lab options
Weight: 1.0 Full Credit Equivalent (FCE)

KPE100H1 Physical Cultural Studies

This course is an invitation and introduction to the social study of Kinesiology, physical education, sport, health, The Body and bodies, etc. The goal is to explore and discuss society and culture, particularly as it is stratified along lines of ability, race, gender, class, and sexuality, and to study social issues in Kinesiology like violence and performance enhancing drugs. Overall, students are encouraged to use course concepts in developing their own assessments of the social world of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Instructor: Prof. Simon Darnell
Section Code: S (January – April)
Schedule: Thursday 9 - 11, see timetable for tutorial options
Weight: 0.5 FCE

KPE120H1 Foundations of Sport, Exercise, and Health Psychology

This is an introductory level course that will aid students’ familiarisation with psychological concepts and applications in sport, exercise, and health settings. This course will introduce students to some of the core topics, underlying theories and basic psychological skills within the area of sport, exercise, and health psychology. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on practical familiarization with the basic psychological concepts common to both sporting and exercise contexts. This course serves as a foundation for upper-year classes such as KPE 324: Advanced Sport Psychology, KPE 330: Advanced Exercise Psychology, and KPE 424: Health Psychology.

Instructor: Prof. Katherine Tamminen
Section Code: S (January – April)
Schedule: Tuesday 3 - 5 and Thursday 4 - 5, see timetable for tutorial options
Weight: 0.5 FCE

KPE160H1 Fundamentals of Human Movement

This is an interdisciplinary course introducing biomechanics and neuro-motor behaviour. It describes how humans control the position and movement of their bodies in the gravitational field of earth. This includes systems for description, measurement and development of healthy posture, movements, flexibility and stability. The central role of the nervous system in sensation, perception and the control of motor behaviour, along with introductory principles of motor learning and motor development are also considered. This course will be integrated with KPE180H1.

Corequisite: KPE180H1 (these two courses must be taken at the same time)
Instructors: Prof. Doug Richards and Prof. Tim Welsh
Section Code: F (September – December)
Schedule: Tuesday 10:30 - 12 and Thursday 10:30 - 12
Weight: 0.5 FCE

KPE161H1 Fitness: Principles and Practice

An introduction to the components of physical fitness and fitness itself from physiological, behavioural and physical culture points of view. Strength, endurance, flexibility and speed will be examined from their biological basis, their importance to human movement and how each of these components can be altered with appropriate training. This course will be integrated with KPE181H1.

Corequisite: KPE181H1 (these two courses must be taken at the same time)
Instructor: Prof. Tim Taha
Section Code: S (January – April)
Schedule: Monday 11 - 1 and Wednesday 1 - 2, see timetable for lab options
Weight: 0.5 FCE

KPE162H1 Personal Health

Among the determinants of health are many lifestyle factors about which we may exercise personal choice – physical activity, nutrition, hygiene, drug use, vehicular safety, sexual practices, use of health-care services, and so on. This course focuses on patterns and prevention of diseases, and their relationships with these personal choices. The inter-relationships of various lifestyle choices and the social context in which these choices are made are strong themes throughout. Topics covered include: physical activity and health; reproduction and contraception; healthy sexuality and sexual abuse; immunity and infectious disease, including those transmitted sexually; nutrition; substance use and abuse; cardiovascular diseases; cancer; environmental health; and health care / self-care practices.

Instructor: Prof. Doug Richards
Section Code: F (September – December)
Schedule: Tuesday 8:30-10 and Thursday 8:30 - 10, see timetable for tutorial options
Weight: 0.5 FCE

KPE180H1 Introduction to Movement Observation and Evaluation (practica) 

Students will apply the concepts learned in the first-year theory courses to practical settings. Through the investigation of joint range of motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, stability, and various types of feedback, students will develop the skills needed to observe and critically evaluate movement patterns that commonly occur in sport, clinical, workplace and recreational settings. Emphasis will also be placed on developing self-awareness.

Corequisite: KPE160H1 (these two courses must be taken at the same time)
Coordinator: Prof. David Frost
Section Code: F (September – December)
Schedule: Monday 9 - 11 and Wednesday 9 - 11 or Monday 2 - 4 and Wednesday 2 - 4
Weight: 0.25 FCE

KPE181H1 Fundamental Principles of Fitness and Exercise (practica)

Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in KPE 180 students will apply their knowledge of biomechanics, motor learning, psychology and exercise science to the design and implementation of exercise sessions targeting muscular strength and endurance, speed and power, hypertrophy, agility and energy systems development. Students will also be encouraged to develop self-awareness of their own fitness and movement patterns.

Prerequisite: KPE180H1 (KPE180H1 must be completed successfully to remain enrolled in KPE181H1)
Corequisite: KPE161H1 (these two courses must be taken at the same time)
Coordinator: Prof. David Frost
Section Code: S (January – April)
Schedule: Monday 9 - 11 and Wednesday 9 - 11 or Monday 2 - 4 and Wednesday 2 - 4
Weight: 0.25 FCE

KPE190H1 Inquiry in Kinesiology and Physical Education

Inquiry is the process of trying to come to an understanding about a problem, an issue or a phenomenon. In this course students develop the foundational skills necessary to critically consider and challenge the ways in which questions and problems are formulated, the purpose and use of research, and the manner in which conclusions are reached, and used, across the range of fields of inquiry in kinesiology. Particular attention is given to experiential learning processes to generate robust understandings of the philosophical foundation of research as a way to understand how modes of inquiry are shaped and undertaken.

Instructor: Prof. Michael Atkinson
Section Code: F (September – December)
Schedule: Monday 12 - 2 and Wednesday 12 - 1, see timetable for tutorial options
Weight: 0.5 FCE

ODP100H1 Introduction to Outdoor Physical Activity and the Environment

The student will be introduced to the many forms of outdoor recreation. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring the skills for various watercraft. In addition, activities related to cooperation and leadership will be experienced.

Coordinator: Prof. Jack Goodman
Section Code: F (August 30 – September 2)
Weight: No credit value. This is a required non-academic activity

Year I Arts & Science Elective

A half-credit Arts and Sciences elective is required for the first year of the KPE undergraduate degree program.

You may take an elective in the first term (F) or second term (S) depending on your interests. You are welcome to enrol in a full credit elective course (Y section code). In this case the course will also contribute to your second year elective requirements.

Electives may be taken at the St. George Campus or you may choose electives at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus or University of Toronto Scarborough campus if it is convenient for you.

Weight: 0.5 FCE

Please visit the KPE Timetable webpage for links to KPE and elective timetables.
 

Timetable Planner

Our online timetable planner helps you visualize your schedule for the fall and winter terms. Click the link below.

 

COURSE LECTURE TIMES

The majority of your required first-year courses have fixed meeting times. You have a choice of time for the KPE180H1 course (Monday 9 - 11 or Monday 2 - 4). These courses form the core of your timetable. With the exception of KPE180H1 and KPE181H1, the fixed meeting times are lecture based. The meeting times for KPE180H1 and KPE181H1 may be a combination of lecture and practical classes.

TUTORIALS

For KPE100H1 and KPE120H1, you have a choice of the tutorial time. Tutorials are smaller group learning sessions and are listed on the timetable as TUT. You must choose one tutorial section for each of KPE100H1 and KPE120H1 when registering for your course on ACORN.

PRA188Y1 LAB AND TUTORIAL BLOCK

The PRA188Y1 Lab and Tutorial Block is not an academic course, but a scheduling tool you can use to enrol in labs and tutorials for ANA126Y1, KPE161H1, KPE162H1 and KPE190H1. The Lab and Tutorial Block maximizes your timetable by clustering lab and tutorial times for your courses on Fridays. In some cases, you may have labs and tutorials for two courses during the same time period on an alternating basis.

To enrol in the PRA188Y1 lab and tutorial block, select one of the twenty-four PRA sections (0101 - 0124) and add it the same way you would add a course on ACORN. Ensure that the section you choose works for both your first and second term.

KPE180H1 AND KPE181H1

Each of the KPE180H1 and KPE181H1 courses meet in smaller, practical sections of 20-30 students. Choose one of the ten PRA sections listed on the timetable. The content taught in each section will be the same; however, the location and instructor of the class will vary by section.

ARTS & SCIENCE ELECTIVE

Search for an appropriate Arts & Science elective using the Arts & Science timetable.

You may also use the Course Finder option on ACORN to search for courses by term, subject or offering time.

Choose a course that suits your interests and fits into your timetable. It is advisable to have several back-up options planned for your elective course.

TRANSFER CREDITS

If you receive transfer credits for previous university studies, IB or AP courses, you may qualify for enrolment in upper year courses or electives. Please make an appointment with the KPE Academic Advisor for assistance with course and timetable planning.

KPE COURSE ENROLMENT BEGINS ON JULY 18, 2018

You can start enrolling in your courses at 6:00 a.m. on July 18, 2018 using the ACORN system. Login to ACORN and add the courses below to your enrolled course list. It is recommended that you enrol in your courses early for the best selection of tutorial and lab block times. Preferred times will fill up quickly.

  • ANA126Y1 Y L0101*
  • KPE100H1 S L0101 Plus select one tutorial section (T0101-0112)
  • KPE120H1 S L0101 Plus select one tutorial section (T0101-0112)
  • KPE160H1 F L0101
  • KPE161H1 S L0101*
  • KPE162H1 F L0101*
  • KPE180H1 F L0101 Plus select one practical section (P0101-0110)
  • KPE181H1 S L0101 Plus select one practical section (P0101-0110)
  • KPE190H1 F L0101*
  • ODP100H1 F P101
  • PRA188Y1 Y *Select one practical section (P0101-0124). This is your lab and tutorial block for ANA126Y1, KPE161H1, KPE162H1 and KPE190H1

ARTS & SCIENCE ELECTIVE ENROLMENT BEGINS ON AUG 8, 2018

Enrolment for St. George Campus Faculty of Arts & Science electives will begin at 6:00 a.m. on August 8, 2018. It is recommended that you enrol in your courses early for the best selection.

WAITing LISTS

If you encounter a full course while enrolling, it is recommend that you add yourself to the waitlist for the course. The waitlist will help you preserve your space ‘in line’ so you do not have to check frequently for an opening in the course.

If you are waitlisted for your preferred Arts & Science elective course it is recommended that you also select a back-up option in case you do not get into your preferred course.

ESTIMATE OF COSTS FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

$8,600 (approximately): domestic tuition fees (based on 100% course load enrolment and $400 Outdoor Project course)
or
$37,000 (approximately): international tuition fees (based on 100% course load enrolment and $400 Outdoor Project course)
$1,500: books and supplies
$11,000 -$18,000: residence estimate, if applicable

Information about full tuition fees charged, fees owing and the Minimum Required Payment to Register (MPR) will be posted on ACORN in mid-July. You will be invoiced for the full amount of your tuition fees owing; however, you may choose to pay the fees on a term basis. The MPR for first term is due on August 29, 2018.

STEPS TO PAY YOUR FEES

1. Login to ACORN and click on ‘Financial Account’ to view your invoice.

2. Pay at least the MPR on your invoice by August 29, 2018.

3. Choose from the following payment options:

  • Tuition payments made within Canada may be processed though a Canadian financial institution.
  • Payments from outside of Canada may be made through WU GlobalPay or with a bank draft or money order in Canadian funds.
  • You may pay tuition fees using Visa or Mastercard via ACORN. A 1.75% Convenience Fee applies.
  • Convert Aeroplan Miles and TD Travel Rewards Program points into $250 worth of credits towards your fees.

Detailed payment options and instructions are available at the Student Accounts website.

4. It will usually take 2-5 business days for your payment to show on the ACORN system. When your payment is received your registration status on ACORN changes from invited (INVIT) to registered (REG).

DEFERRING YOUR TUITION FEES

If you applied for and have been assessed for at least $1 of government student aid, you may request to defer your fees through the ACORN system. A deferral means that you can achieve registered status and delay the MPR deadline until late September.

Students with financial aid from other provinces may defer their fees online if information about their loans/grants has been received by the University of Toronto Enrolment Services.

Full instructions for deferring your fees are available on the Fees and Awards webpage.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

If you are receiving scholarship funding and the amount is greater than the MPR, you may request a tuition deferral. You must provide the KPE Registrar’s Office with a copy of the scholarship letter, a print out of your ACORN tuition invoice and a completed ‘Request to Register Without Payment’ form by the August 29, 2018 deferral deadline. Scholarship funds will be posted to your ACORN account prior to November 15, 2018. For more information, please visit the Fees and Awards webpage.

Go: Engage in campus activities

INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

August 30 - September 2, 2018

ODP100H1 is the first activity of your KPE undergraduate studies and is a degree requirement. In ODP100H1 you will be introduced to the many forms of outdoor physical activity. You will also have the opportunity to participate in activities related to cooperation and leadership.

In addition to being introduced to the many forms of outdoor physical activity, this is where you will meet and bond with your classmates through team-building activities. The friends you make in ODP100H1 will last through the undergraduate program and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity!

ENROLMENT

Outdoor project enrolment will commence on ACORN starting at 6 a.m. on July 18 and will end on August 15, 2018. Use the course code ODP100H1 F to add the course to your timetable.

FEES

The $400.00 fee for ODP100H1 will be included in your tuition invoice when you add the course on ACORN.

ODP INFORMATION SURVEYS

You will receive an email in July requesting completion of a survey on the Quercus ODP100 course page. Be prepared to provide relevant medical information, dietary restrictions, and emergency contact information.

PREPARATION REMINDERS

1. Complete the mandatory online dietary, medical and emergency contact survey. The survey will in late July via Quercus. Full instructions will be emailed to you.

2. Review the packing list in the ODP Registration Kit.

3. Show up at the departure location 30 minutes prior to bus departure. The bus departs at 7:45 a.m. SHARP on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 320 Huron St. (buses load on Huron Street, one block east of Spadina).

Full details will be available on the Quercus course website in late July. Check your email for details. 

September 4 - 7, 2018

Orientation consists of a variety of events and activities which take place before the start of classes. These events and activities are organized by the Kinesiology and Physical Education Undergraduate Association (KPEUA), the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU). Explore life on St. George campus, have fun with your classmates and meet the U of T community!

Some of the activities taking place during Orientation are open to all students and other Orientation activities require you to submit a registration form along with payment.

You are highly encouraged to participate in all Orientation activities.

Orientation details are available on the KPEUA website.

Academic classes begin on September 6, 2018. Check your personal schedule on ACORN for information about your schedule and classrooms. You can also refer to the published timetables for course schedule information on the Timetables webpage

ONLINE CAMPUS MAP

Use the online campus map to find the locations of your KPE and elective classes. Classroom locations are listed on ACORN and are also published on the timetables. Location information consists of a two letter building code followed by the room number in that building. For example, the location BA 1160 represents room 1160 in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street.

THE 10 MINUTE RULE

All academic classes that are listed as starting on the hour will actually begin at 10 minutes after the hour. This will give you time to get from one class to another if you have back-to-back classes scheduled on your timetable. 

KPE180H1

KPE180H1 Introduction to Movement Observation and Evaluation starts on Monday, September 10, 2018. In this unique course, you will apply the theoretical concepts learned in your first year in a practical setting. Come prepared to participate in physical activity. Attendance will be taken so it is important for you to show up on time. This course is sectioned into smaller groups and each group meets in a unique location. To find out the location of your class, cross-reference the section you are registered for on ACORN with the class locations in the timetable.

Quercus

Quercus is U of T's online course communication system that some of your instructors will use to communicate important course information to you. The majority of instructors will post their course outline, lab and tutorial schedules, and various course notices and policies via Quercus. Some instructors will also post your course assignment, midterm test and essay grades on Quercus. The majority of your courses will become active on Quercus during the firstweek of classes. Login to Quercus using your UTORid.

TEXTBOOKS

Your course instructors will provide you with information related to the required and optional textbooks for your course during the first class or on the Quercus course site. It is best to wait until you have received specific information from your instructor about the textbook edition and purchase location so you do not buy the wrong textbook.

We are a small, friendly, close-knit community embedded within U of T’s St. George Campus. KPE offers a wide range of student support services to help you make the most of your university experience – inside and outside of the classroom.

ACADEMIC ADVISING

New students can meet with the Academic Advisor in the KPE Registrar’s Office by appointment. This is your opportunity to explore your personal strengths and dreams in a supportive environment to assist you with personal goal setting and decision making. If you experience any challenges during your time at U of T, it is recommended that you make an appointment with the Academic Advisor as soon as possible. For more information about academic advising and booking instructions, please visit the Student Services webpage.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS

Your first year of studies at U of T will be challenging. To support you with your transition to university studies, KPE has partnered with the Academic Success Centre to offer the services of an onsite Learning Strategist. Build your academic skills by attending an academic skill workshop or by meeting one-on-one with our learning strategist. For information about our fall workshop and appointment schedule, please visit the Student Services webpage

CAREER SUPPORT

KPE graduates are well prepared to pursue a variety of careers or post graduate studies. KPE has partnered with U of T Career Exploration and Education to offer the services of an onsite Career Educator. Explore your passions, strengths and opportunities by attending a career learning workshop or by meeting one-on-one with our career educator. For information about our fall workshop and appointment schedule, please visit the Student Services webpage.

Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre

The Centre has a mandate to conduct intake, accept disclosure and reporting of sexual violence, and provide support to individual members of the university community who have experienced or been affected by sexual violence. Please visit The Centre's website for more information.

You are encouraged to review the online sexual violence prevention module before attending the Outdoor Project 100 camp and Orientation Week.

CONCUSSION OR ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT

KPE has partnered with Accessibility Services to provide support to students with concussion or acquired brain injury symptoms. If you hit your head or experience a strong jolt to your body you should seek immediate medical attention and then consult with the Academic Advisor about your next steps. You will be referred to register with Accessibility Services so a support system can be put into place to help you manage academic issues while you recover. Academic advising appointment booking instructions are available on the Student Services webpage.

YOUR PROFESSORS AND TAs

The professors, course instructors and Teaching Assistants at the University of Toronto are committed to helping you succeed. All course instructors will offer drop-in office hours for students enrolled in their course. This is a great opportunity for you to connect with a professor about their research and course content. You can view professor profiles on the Meet the Faculty webpage. Course TAs will lead smaller group learning activities including tutorials and labs and are another great resource for information about research and course content.

WRITING SUPPORT

KPE’s Health Sciences Writing Centre provides free individualized, confidential writing instruction to help you develop your writing skills and improve your capacity to plan, organize, write and revise academic papers. Writing instructors can also help you manage any ESL/EFL language challenges. Visit the Health Sciences Writing Centre website for more information and to book an appointment.

KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE ASSOCIATION (KPEUA)

A recognized student society representing 1000 undergraduate students in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, the KPEUA provides the ultimate student life experience, which includes various resources such as leadership opportunities, outreach and inclusivity, all in an equitable environment. We are committed to creating events and initiatives that encompass the interests of the student body in a transparent manner. 

Find out more about the KPEUA and their activities on social media.

Website www.kpeua.com
Twitter @KPEUAuoft
Instagram @KPEUAuoft

David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic

The David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic has been treating sport-related injuries in the University of Toronto community for over 78 years. Services are available to anyone with sport or exercise-related injuries or inquiries.

A comprehensive sport medicine care facility, the clinic's staff includes certified athletic therapists, sport and manual physiotherapists, sport massage therapists, sport physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, a certified pedorthist and a registered psychologist (in clinical neuropsychology). Each professional is committed to offering an exceptional quality of care to help you get back in action faster.

KPE and the University of Toronto offer a wealth of co-curricular opportunities to help you build community, stay healthy and compliment your learning in the classroom. Get involved and build a university experience tailored to your interests.

CO-CURRICULAR RECORD (CCR)

Many jobs and leadership opportunities are recognized activities on the CCR, which allows you to build your experience and tell your story. An official record of the University, the CCR helps you to discover opportunities outside the classroom that further your learning, experience and skills. These activities connect you to the U of T community and help prepare you for future study, employment and community engagement upon graduation. To learn more, visit the Co-Curricular Record website.

MOVEU

The MoveU program is focused on engaging students in opportunities that will help them successfully transition to university and contribute to growth, development and success over the course of their student experience. To find MoveU online, visit the MoveU website or follow @MoveUofT on Twitter.

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is one of the lead MoveU partners. The Faculty also supports all U of T students by providing an array of co-curricular physical activities that strive to find a fit for everybody. There are drop-in and instructional programs in fitness, aquatics, dance, sport and martial arts as well as special events throughout the year.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is the largest employer of students on campus and offers numerous student leadership and volunteer opportunities. You can participate as a member of the Council on Athletics and Recreation, the Intramural Sport Council or a peer team that helps design and deliver programming such as the MoveU Crew or the Equity Movement Team. You can work as a game manager, referee, support program promoter, outreach programmer, event support and more! Find out more on the KPE Student Jobs webpage

INTRAMURALS

The intramural program offers several different levels of competition in many different sports through regular leagues, tournaments and special events. You can participate as a member of a faculty or college team, or can form or join “open” teams that bring participants from smaller programs or student clubs together. Visit the Intramurals website for more information about the program.

VARSITY BLUES

A big part of the University of Toronto experience is Varsity Blues athletics. Whether you are a Varsity athlete, a student, staff member, or a fan, U of T is committed to giving everyone enough team spirit to #BleedBlue!

The Varsity Blues program provides students with the unique opportunity to pursue athletic excellence and a challenging academic program at one of the world’s leading public research universities. Student-athletes are promoted through our online home at varsityblues.ca, as well as through Facebook (/VarsityBlues), Twitter @Varsity_Blues, Instagram @VarsityBlues and YouTube (/UofTVarsityBlues).

Student’s Responsibility

It’s your responsibility to be aware of policies, procedures and deadlines in effect during your time as a U of T student. It’s also your responsibility to attend classes regularly, keep your work up to date and to complete assignments as required.

Petitions and Appeals

We want all students in the Faculty to be treated equitably and fairly. However, there can be valid reasons why students should be granted an exception from our policies and procedures. Consideration will be given if you are experiencing problems that are beyond your control. Most of these situations concern illness, personal problems, accidents, family difficulties, etc. Please contact the Academic Advisor in the KPE Registrar’s Office for support and assistance with petitions and appeals. More information about petition procedures is available on the Petitions webpage

Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters and Code of Student Conduct

U of T trusts you not to cheat, plagiarize, discriminate, harass people, disrupt classes/activities or use technology in an unauthorized or inappropriate way. We know you don’t want to do these things either, so to make sure you understand our codes of conduct, please refer to the Governing Council website

Additional Policies

A complete list of student policies is available in the KPE Undergraduate Program Calendar