How to Apply

Master of Professional Kinesiology

Admissions applications for Fall 2019 are now open.
Deadline: March 15 

To be considered for admission to the Master of Professional Kinesiology program in the Department of Exercise Sciences, applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements and submit an online admission application. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. 

  • The application deadline (including the application fee of $120 CDN and all supporting documents and references) March 15 at 11:59 p.m. for the MPK program.  
  • No late applications will be accepted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all information and documentation is both correct and complete. 
  • Please note that if the application fee is not paid, the application will not be processed. 
  • Create your account and submit your application to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) through the secure SGS Online Admissions Application Website
  • Pay your application fee $120 CDN online (preferred) or by mailing your payment to SGS. Detailed instructions about payment options are outlined in the online application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check the online system to verify that the documents have been received. Only complete applications will be considered (including online application, application fee payment, references and supporting documents).
  • Completion and submission of the online application form, including the non-refundable application fee payment of $120 CDN.
  • Two letters of reference – at least one letter must come from an academic referee who is familiar with the applicant’s academic performance. The second letter may be from an academic or from a professional source who can comment on the applicant’s experience and aptitude for health care.  

    The references must be submitted through the on-line web form (no hard copies accepted). The applicant will provide the referee's institutional email address on the online application form. Personal email addresses will not be accepted. Once the application fee is paid, an email is sent to the referee with instructions.  

    Please be sure to inform your referee well in advance of the deadline and to expect to receive a request generated by email to complete the web form. It is your responsibility to remind your referee of the deadline to submit their reference.  
    References must be submitted by the application deadline specified; please remind your referees of the deadline. 
     
  • Statement of Intent - Tell us why you are applying for the Master of Professional Kinesiology program (1 page limit). What is your background education and relevant work experience (if applicable)? Are you currently a Registered Kinesiologist? What are you looking to gain from the Master of Professional Kinesiology program? What are your future aspirations as a Kinesiologist? Please do not exceed the specified page limit (1 page).
     
  • Up-to-date resumé 
     
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable). If you cannot provide proof of English language proficiency, your application will not be considered.
     
  • Transcripts - One copy of your up-to-date transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended whether or not a degree was conferred. Transcripts (from all your post-secondary institutions attended) must be uploaded to the application form in the initial phase of the application process. The Department will request official, original copies if you are offered admission.
     
  • Please note: transcript and documents must be sent in specific formats which are outlined below.

    Master of Science in Exercise Science (EXS)

    Admissions applications for Fall 2019 are now open.
    Deadline: February 1 

    To be considered for admission to one of the degree programs offered by the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences, applicants must submit an application for admission and all supporting documents and meet the minimum admission requirements. Please keep in mind that by meeting the minimum admission requirements, you are not guaranteed admission.

    • Please note that we only accept new students for September entry.
    • The application deadline (including the application fee of $120 CDN all supporting documents and letters of references) is  February 1 at 11:59 p.m. for both the MSc and PhD degree programs.
    • No late applications will be accepted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all information and documentation is both correct and complete. 
    • Please note that if the application fee is not paid, the application will not be processed. 
    • Create your account and submit your application to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) through the secure SGS Online Admissions Application Website
    • Pay your application fee $120 CDN online (preferred) or by mailing your payment to SGS. Detailed instructions about payment options are outlined in the online application. It is your responsibility to check the online system to verify that the documents have been received. We will only consider your application if it is complete, which means you have entered your personal and academic information in the online application, paid the application fee and uploaded all required supporting documents to the application and your referees have uploaded their references to the online application.
    • Completion and submission of the online application form, including the non-refundable  the application fee payment of $120 CDN.
    • Two letters of reference - These must be submitted through the on-line web form by providing your referee's institutional email address. Personal email addresses will not be accepted. Please be sure to inform your referee well in advance that you are submitting their email address and that they will receive a request generated by email to complete the web form.  It is your responsibility to remind your referee of the deadline to submit their reference.  References must be submitted by the application deadline specified.
    • Statement of Interest - A one page statement explaining your research interests and
    • why you are applying to the program.
    • Current CV (curriculum vitae).
    • Two samples of scholarly writing - these can be essays, publications or the abstract and results section of a thesis (please do not upload your entire thesis, instead you may submit the abstract and results sections only). All other samples should not exceed 8-10 pages. Any samples that exceed this page limit will NOT be accepted. 
    • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable). If you cannot provide proof of English language proficiency, your application will not be considered.
    • One copy of your up-to-date transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended whether or not a degree was conferred. Transcripts may be uploaded to the application form in the initial phase of the application process. The Department will request official, original copies if  you are offered admission.
    • Please note: transcript and documents must be sent in specific formats which are outlined below.

     

    Doctoral Studies

    Admissions applications for Fall 2019 are now open.
    Deadline: January 15 

    To be considered for admission to one of the degree programs offered by the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences, applicants must submit an application for admission and all supporting documents and meet the minimum admission requirements. Please keep in mind that by meeting the minimum admission requirements, you are not guaranteed admission.

    • Please note that we only accept new students for September entry.
    • The application deadline (including the application fee of $120 CDN all supporting documents and letters of references) is  January 15 at 11:59 p.m. for both the MSc and PhD degree programs.
    • No late applications will be accepted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all information and documentation is both correct and complete. 
    • Please note that if the application fee is not paid, the application will not be processed. 
    • Create your account and submit your application to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) through the secure SGS Online Admissions Application website
    • Pay your application fee $120 CDN online (preferred) or by mailing your payment to SGS. Detailed instructions about payment options are outlined in the online application. It is your responsibility to check the online system to verify that the documents have been received. We will only consider your application if it is complete, which means you have entered your personal and academic information in the online application, paid the application fee and uploaded all required supporting documents to the application and your referees have uploaded their references to the online application.
    • Completion and submission of the online application form, including the non-refundable the application fee payment of $120 CDN.
    • Two letters of reference - These must submitted through the on-line web form by providing your referee's institutional email address. Personal email addresses will not be accepted.

      Please be sure to inform your referee well in advance that you are submitting their email address and that they will receive a request generated by email to complete the web form. It is your responsibility to remind your referee of the deadline to submit their reference.  References must be submitted by the application deadline specified.
       
    • Statement of Interest - A one page statement explaining your research interests and why you are applying to the program.
    • Current CV (curriculum vitae).
    • Two samples of scholarly writing - these can be essays, publications or the abstract and results section of a thesis (please do not upload your entire thesis, instead you may submit the abstract and results sections only). All other samples should not exceed 8-10 pages. Any samples that exceed this page limit will NOT be accepted. 
    • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable). If you cannot provide proof of English language proficiency, your application will not be considered.
    • One copy of your up-to-date transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended whether or not a degree was conferred. Transcripts may be uploaded to the application form in the initial phase of the application process. The Department will request official, original copies if  you are offered admission.
    • Please note: transcript and documents must be sent in specific formats which are outlined below.

     

     

    Special Student (Non-Degree) Courses 

     

    Applicants interested in applying as a special student are advised to contact the Graduate Office before submitting an application. 

    Applications for the special student program are due August 3 for September courses and November 13 for January courses. Reference letters are not required. Please note that application deadlines for the special student program are not the same as the deadlines for the undergraduate special student program. If you are interested in the undergraduate special student program, please see the undergraduate section of the website for details.

    • Completion and submission of the online application form, including the non-refundable the application fee payment of $120 CDN.
    • Up-to-date transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
    • Brief statement of intent stating the reason(s) for application and the courses you intend to take if accepted.

    Interested applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission or have extenuating circumstances should contact the Graduate Office directly for more information. Please note: transcript and documents must be sent in specific formats which are specified below.

    TRANSCRIPTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENT SUBMISSION


      Transcripts

      All applicants are required to upload one electronic or scanned transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. 

      Scanned copies of transcripts must be up to date and must include the transcript “legend” which is usually printed on the back of the paper transcript. More detailed requirements for scanning and submitting can be found below. The admissions committee will make its decision about your application based on this scanned transcript. Please ensure that the file is complete and readable before submitting. 

      The following option applies to transcripts from Canadian universities only
      In lieu of a scanned copy of a paper transcript, applicants may upload a PDF file of their academic history from their university's student web service. Printing to PDF directly from your web browser is ideal; if this is not possible you may copy and paste the information into a word processing program and print to PDF from there (or save as a PDF). The file should include the university's grading legend and your name. Some universities do not include the same information on the student web service as they do on the transcript (e.g. class size or average). If the admissions committee determines that the file is incomplete you may be asked to submit a copy of the transcript instead. 

      We may request you to submit an official, unopened transcript at a later date.

      University of Toronto students need to upload electronic transcripts as well. They can take a screenshot of their ACORN academic record and upload that or copy and paste the academic record from ACORN onto a Microsoft Word and upload that document.


      Technical Requirements

      • Please scan your transcript in grayscale at the lowest dots per inch (dpi) setting that results in a legible document. We recommend 72 dpi whenever possible.
      • The file must be in .PDF format. Image files, such as those in .jpg or .bmp formats, must be converted to .PDF before uploading.
      • The file size of each scanned transcript file to be uploaded must not exceed 3 megabytes (Mb).
      • If a transcript from a single institution has multiple pages, it must be scanned into a single PDF document before uploading. You will not be able to upload transcript pages individually.
      • If your transcript is double-sided, please be sure to scan the front and back of each page.
      • The transcript legend (usually printed on the back of a paper transcript) must appear at least once for every scanned transcript submitted.
      • Scanned documents must be clearly legible and print on standard CDN/U.S. 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
      • Do not upload a document that is password-protected or that contains macros.

       


       

      Check your Application Status:

      Login to the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Online Application System.

      You are responsible for monitoring your application status; you need to regularly check your application status and ensure your references are received by the deadline.  
       
      Documents Pending
      Once you complete your online application (including payment of the non-refundable fee), your application status changes to Documents Pending. Please make sure you upload all the required supporting documents before the deadline in order for your application to be considered.  

      Under Review
      Once all your required supporting documents (including references) have been submitted, your application status will change to Under Review; where the graduate department reviews your application. This process takes time and precision, so your patience is appreciated.

      Decision Made
      After you receive any written notification of the results of your application (regardless of the decision), your application status will change to Decision Made.