Student Services

Undergraduate

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 email newsletters, group advising and one-on-one private academic advising appointments. Review the information below for details about these support services.

Undergraduate program Newsletters

KPE Undergraduate Program News electronic newsletters are sent to all KPE students by email on a regular basis. These newsletters contain information pertaining to  curriculum, policy, procedures, deadlines, financial aid, class cancellations, special events, employment/volunteer opportunities, and Faculty and student council (KPEUA) news.

It is your responsibility to check your UTmail+ account regularly and to read and understand the content of these newsletters.  In some cased the information in these newsletters will be time sensitive. 

Group Advising

Group advising is your opportunity to explore a topic of interest with KPE's Student Advisor and a group of peers. Group advising sessions will usually start with a brief presentation by the Student Advisor followed by a Q&A session and group discussion. Fall 2018 group advising sessions will be announced soon. Online registration will open one week prior to the session. Slides from previous presentations are provided below.

One-on-one Appointments

Private thirty-minute academic advising appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and on Fridays between 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the KPE Registrar’s Office (BN110).

Drop-in appointments are available on Monday afternoons between 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Academic advising appointments are recommended for students who would like assistance with degree planning, timetable troubleshooting, academic disruptions and/or personal issues. Please contact Darryl McSherry directly to make an appointment: darryl.mcsherry@utoronto.ca. Appointments may also be made via the front counter of the KPE Registrar's Office.

Your Academic Advisor: Darryl McSherry

Darryl has worked at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for over 23 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 focus on guidance and problem solving directed by the student’s goals and priorities. 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.

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 2018 workshop and appointment opportunities are detailed below.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS WORKSHOPS

All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.

  • Reading and Note-taking - Thursday September 13, 12-1 pm in BN302
  • Time Management and Planning a Semester - Thursday September 20, 1-2 in BN304
  • Additional fall term 2018 workshop dates and times TBA

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

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 academic success advising appointments are available in the fall 2018 term on most Mondays (8:30 - 11:30 am), Tuesdays (3 - 7 pm), Wednesdays (8:30 - 11:30 am) and Thursdays (9 am - 5 pm) in room WS2072.

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

  • Full name
  • Student Number
  • 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: Kathleen Ogden

 

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 workshops and one-on-one career advising appointments with a career educator to support KPE undergraduate students' career goals. Fall term 2018 workshop and appointment opportunities are detailed below.

CAREER LEARNING WORKSHOPS

All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.

  • Applying to Graduate School - Wednesday October 10, 1:30-3:30 pm in BN302
  • Applying to Graduate School - Friday October 12, 11 am-1 pm in BN304
  • Exploring Career Options for KPE Students - Wednesday October 17, 1:30-2:30 pm in BN304
  • Career Chat: Navigating Your Career - Wednesday October 24, 1:30-2:30 pm in BN302

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

Half hour, one-on-one career advising appointments are available on most Wednesday afternoons in the fall term between 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in WS2072. Career Advising appointments are for those facing challenges in identifying, strategizing, and moving forward in their own career journey. To book an appointment with a career educator please email undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca with your request. Appointments can also be made in person in the KPE Registrar’s Office, room BN110 during office hours. Ensure that you include the following information with your appointment request:

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

Your career educator: Mary Stefanidis

Mary is excited to be offering career development programming and 1-on-1 advising within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for the 2018 - 2019 school year. As an undergrad student, Mary was the president of the Innis College Student Society and worked within the department of Clubs & Leadership Development. Mary graduated with a B.Sc. in Psychology and Political Science and most recently graduated from a Masters in Student Development and Student Services in Post-Secondary Education from OISE. Previously working at the University of Waterloo with the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Science and the Faculty of Science, Mary brings with her 8+ years of facilitation and advising experience. Mary enjoys playing basketball, talking about social justice and listening to the podcast Radio Lab. She looks forward to supporting your career exploration by helping you make meaning of your academic, co-curricular and personal experiences.


Graduate

Professional Development Workshops

Coming soon for 2017-2018 academic year.

 


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. Perla Pardias, RSW, is available to listen and help you identify strategies to enhance your own inner resources.  

To book an appointment, contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 and ask to book a time with the KPE counsellor. Perla meets with students Monday - Friday at New College, 40 Willcocks St, 2nd Floor, Office of Residence and Student Life.


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