Student Services


The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers a wide range of student support services to help you make the most of your university experience - inside and outside the classroom. Key supports are listed below.

Academic advising is delivered by KPE's Student Advisor via online group advising and one-on-one private academic advising appointments via phone or MS Teams. Review the information below for details about these support services.

Group Advising

Group advising is your opportunity to explore a topic of interest with KPE's Student Advisor and a group of peers. Online group advising sessions will usually start with a brief presentation by the Student Advisor followed by a Q&A session and group discussion. Fall 2020 group advising sessions are listed below. Online registration will open one week prior to the session. Slides from all presentations will be available online.

  • Planning for U of T Medical School Requirements - Thursday October 22, 4 - 5 pm EDT via BlackBoard Collaborate
  • Arts & Science Minors - Tuesday November 24, 3:30-4:30 pm EST via BlackBoard Collaborate

One-on-one Appointments

Private thirty-minute advising appointments are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Please contact to make an appointment. Appointments are available by phone or MS Teams (video and screen sharing), which you have access to with your UTmail+ account.

Academic advising is your opportunity to explore your personal strengths and dreams in a supportive environment to assist you with personal goal setting and decision making. Appointments are also recommended if you experience any challenges during your time at U of T.

Your Academic Advisor: Darryl McSherry

Darryl has worked at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for over 25 years in a variety of roles and as of November 1, 2014 holds the position of Student Advisor in the Office of the Registrar. Darryl has extensive knowledge of the policy, programs and services of the Faculty and the University. Appointments with Darryl focus on your strengths, goals and priorities so you can make the most of your time at U of T.  

Darryl completed a B.A. degree in Geography and History at the University of Toronto and a B.Ed. at the University of Western Ontario. Darryl has also completed a course in Appreciative Advising with Florida Atlantic University.

Beyond the U of T campus, Darryl enjoys cooking, gardening, outdoor activities, music, gaming and spending time with family and friends.

KPE in partnership with the Academic Success Centre offers a series of workshops and one-on-one academic success advising appointments with a learning strategist to support KPE undergraduate students' academic success goals. Fall term 2020 workshop, drop in, and appointment opportunities are listed below.


All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Fall term 2020 workshop offerings are listed below.

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Learning strategist appointments are recommended for students who wish to achieve academic success in their university studies and improve their grades, learning skills and study habits. Private forty-five minute, one-on-one online academic success advising appointments are available in the winter term 2020 on most Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

To book an appointment with a learning strategist please email with your request. Ensure that you include the following information with your appointment request:

  • Full name
  • Student Number
  • UTMail+ email
  • UTORid
  • Name of the advisor you would like to meet with
  • Appointment dates and times that work for you
  • Topic(s) you would like to discuss during the appointment

Your Learning Strategist: TBA


Academic Success Centre

All KPE undergraduate students have access to the services and programs offered at the Academic Success Centre. The Academic Success Centre is dedicated to making sure students achieve their highest possible learning potential. Please visit the Academic Success Centre website for more information.

KPE in partnership with the Career Exploration and Education at U of T offers a series of online workshops to support KPE undergraduate students' career goals. Fall term 2020 workshop opportunities are listed below.


All online workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and are facilitated by a Career Educator. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.

  • Applying to Grad School: CVs/Resumes and Personal StatementsFriday October 16, 11 am - 12 pm EDT via BlackBoard Collaborate
  • Careers for BKIN Students: Alternatives to Grad School - Friday November 6, 11 am - 12 pm EST via BlackBoard Collaborate
  • Know Your Transferable Skills - Monday November 16, 2 - 3 pm EST via BlackBoard Collaborate

Your career educator: Mary mcauliffe

Mary McAuliffe is a Career Educator, Career Exploration & Education. In her role Mary works with undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them identify career exploration opportunities and navigate career decisions, through one on on appointments and workshops. Prior to her work at U of T, Mary worked as an HR consultant, corporate recruiter and job developer for a number of organizations, both domestically and internationally. She has a vast understanding of organizational culture and diverse recruitment and selection practices having worked in a wide range of sectors including Government, Not-for-profit, Education, I.T. and Banking. Mary holds an M.Sc. in Work and Organizational Psychology, together with Postgraduate Diplomas in Special Needs Education and Human Resource Management.

Booking Appointments:

To book an appointment with the career educator please login to CLNX

Once you login select Career Education and Exploration from the dropdown menu, click Career Appointments, click Book by Appointment Type, go to Career Exploration and click Book.

Next click on the date that works for you and select the timeslot of your choice, fill all the additional information on the next page and click Book Appointment when you're done. You will receive an email confirming your appointment. 

Career Exploration and Education 

Career Exploration and Education at U of T supports you as you build your future in our changing world. CEE helps you explore what you can do with your degree, discover job opportunities and further education.

Programs and services include but are not limited to:

  • Career Advising Appointments
  • Job Shadow Program
  • Dream Job Academy
  • Career Chats

For more information about these programs and services please visit the Career Exploration and Education website.


Professional Development Workshops


Kinesiology Graduate Seminars and PD Workshops


KPE Wellness Counsellor

The Faculty, in partnership with the U of T Health and Wellness Centre, offers confidential counselling services to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in KPE degree programs. 

Many students find it helpful to meet with a counsellor to learn how to manage stress around schedules, exams, relationships, or any unexpected challenge. John Power, MSW, RSW is available to listen and help you identify strategies to enhance your own inner resources.  

To book a virtual or appointment, contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 and ask to book a time with the KPE counsellor. John meets with students virtually Monday - Friday by phone or video conference. 

Note: Wellness Counsellor services are only available to students who live in Ontario due to provincial regulatory requirements. 


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