First Year Information

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.

As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the upcoming Outdoor Project courses (ODP100, ODP200 and ODP300) scheduled for late August and early September 2021 have been postponed. This decision was not taken lightly but was necessary given the current guidance from public health authorities, our commitment to the health and safety of all students, and the advanced academic planning that must be completed to ensure the quality of the programming. Over the next few months, planning will be underway for offerings of these courses in 2022.

Ontario's response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.

Please visit the COVID-19 Information for University of Toronto Students webpage for the most up to date information for international students regarding the University’s responses and actions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The University of Toronto has identified minimum technical requirements needed for students to access remote/online learning. 

Institutional supports are available for any students experiencing challenges in acquiring these minimum requirements. Please contact undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca for more information.

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, 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

2021​​​​​​

June - August: Residence placements sent to qualified students

June 15: Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP funding

Early JulyParticipate in the New Student Welcome Session

July 13Enrol in your KPE academic courses on ACORN

August 4: Enrol in your other division elective course on ACORN

September 1: Deadline for Minimum Required Payment to Register (MPR) or tuition deferral

September 6: Labour Day – no classes

Early September: Move into residence

September 7-10Orientation Week

September 9: Fall academic courses begin

September 22Deadline to add first term courses on ACORN

October 11Thanksgiving Day – no classes

November 8-12Fall Reading Week – no classes

December 9Last day of fall classes

December 10-21: Examination period for fall courses

December 22-January 9: Winter break

 

2022

January 10: Winter academic courses begin

January 23: Deadline to add winter term courses on ACORN

February 21: Family Day – no class

February 22-25: Winter Reading Week – no classes

April 8: Last day of winter classes

April 15: Good Friday - no classes

April 11-29Examination period for winter courses

Your JOINid gives you access to the University of Toronto’s online applicant community. Enable 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 the Join U of T website for more information.

 

Accept your offer of admission before it expires – follow the instructions in your online admission offer. 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 along with payment to the KPE Registrar's Office by June 30, 2021, or as soon as possible. 

All completed forms should be emailed to undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca. Please do not fax or mail forms.

You are invited to participate in the New Student Welcome Session taking place in early July.  In this session, you will receive instructions for course selection and registration. To register, please RSVP to the invitation sent to your email address.

Your TCard is your official University of Toronto photo identification and your UTORid is your digital student credential. A TCard is needed to access labs, meal plans and other facilties on campus and your UTORid provides access to online services like email (UTmail+), course content on Quercus, webinars, library resources, Microsoft365 applications, network services for international students, WiFi for those on campus and more.

It is important to set up your TCard and UTORid before the first day of classes in the fall term. To set up your TCard and UTORid, you must be prepared to submit a digital photograph and provide current legal status and identity documents. More information about procedures and required documentation is available at: ​​TCard website.

Once your UTORid is set up you can automatically create your UTmail+ email 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. You should also use your UTmail+ account to contact your instructors, staff and other students.

This new email address will be automatically updated on your ACORN record. It’s your responsibility to check your UTmail+ account daily.

To create your account, go to the UTORid activation website

RESIDENCE OFFERS

If you maintained your Residence Guarantee, residence placements will be sent to qualified admitted students from June through to August. You'll receive one formal placement of residence. It's important that you respond to your residence placement by the deadline stated in the residence placement email. Be sure to check the email account you've registered in ACORN, including any junk/spam folders.

To maintain the residence guarantee, you must:

  1. Submit the First Year Residence Application on StarRez by March 31, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.
  2. Receive and accept an admission offer from the university by June 1, 2021.
  3. The University will work to accommodate as many first-year students who request a space in residence as is possible based on public health guidance. The health and safety of our community is a top priority, and the number of spaces in residence this fall will be determined by public health guidance. We will continue to update students on residence accommodations as information becomes available. For more information please visit the COVID-19 Information for University of Toronto Students website.

CHECK YOUR STATUS

You can follow the status of your residence application via the StarRez website.

If you meet the residence guarantee criteria and haven’t received an offer by mid August, 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. 

For Ontario residents, unmet need is assessed based on OSAP because it provides a uniform method of assessing student need. Unmet need for students from other Canadian provinces is assessed based on the result of their provincial government's student aid programs. 

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 Financial Aid (UTAPS)

UTAPS is for full-time students who receive the maximum government financial aid available but whose funding still doesn't cover all their university costs. UTAPS helps fill the financial gap. Ontario residents must be receiving OSAP to be considered. If you're receiving financial aid from another Canadian province, territory or a First Nations band, you may be eligible for UTAPS too. Full details about this program are available on the Enrolment Services website.

OTHER PROVINCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons (recognized convention refugees) 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 on ACORN by November 1 for consideration in the first round of grants. For full application instructions please visit the ACORN help website.

OTHER GRANTS AND AWARDS

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

FINANCIAL AID FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with permanent disabilities may receive funds through the Canada Student Grant for Persons with Permanent Disabilities as part of their OSAP funding. In addition, grants are available through the Ontario Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities to help with disability-related supports and services for students with permanent or temporary disabilities. More information is available from the Enrolment Services website.

 

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 your TCard is set up. 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
  • Order an official transcript
  • Print T2202 and T4A tax receipts
  • 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 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, 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
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. Margaret MacNeill
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 familiarisation with the basic psychological concepts common to both sporting and exercise contexts.

Instructor: Prof. Linda Trinh
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 given the laws of motion and an understanding of how muscles generate force. 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 KPE182H1.

Corequisite: KPE182H1 (these two courses must be taken at the same time)
Instructors: Prof. Doug Richards and Prof. Tim Welsh
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 KPE182H1.

Instructor: Prof. Tim Taha
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 sedentarism; reproduction and contraception; healthy sexuality and sexual abuse; sleep and stress management; health care / self-care practices; immunity and infectious disease, including those transmitted sexually; nutrition; substance use and abuse; cardiovascular diseases; cancer; mental health disorders; and environmental health issues.

Instructor: Prof. Doug Richards
Weight: 0.5 FCE

KPE182H1 Introduction to Movement Observation and Evaluation

Through the investigation of joint range of motion, fitness, 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, and to design and implement relevant exercise sessions. Students will also be encouraged to develop self-awareness of their own fitness and movement patterns. 

Corequisite: KPE160H1 (these two courses must be taken at the same time)
Coordinator: Prof. David Frost
Weight: 0.5 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. Adam Ali
Weight: 0.5 FCE

ODP100H1 Introduction to Outdoor Project I

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.

Weight: No credit value. This is a required non-academic activity

*As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the upcoming ODP courses (ODP100, ODP200 and ODP300) scheduled for late August and early September 2021 have been postponed. This decision was not taken lightly but was necessary given the current guidance from public health authorities, our commitment to the health and safety of all students, and the advanced academic planning that must be completed to ensure the quality of the programming. Over the next few months, planning will be underway for offerings of these courses in 2022.

Year I Other Division Elective

A half-credit other division elective is required for the first year of the KPE undergraduate degree program. Choose an elective that suits your interests and goals.

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

Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.

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

COURSE LECTURE TIMES

All of your required first-year courses have fixed meeting times. These courses form the core of your timetable. 

TUTORIALS

Tutorials are smaller group learning sessions and are listed on the timetable as TUT. In some courses you may be asked to choose a tutorial section 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 select courses. 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 sections (PRA0101-0124) 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 timetable.

KPE182H1

The KPE182H1 course meets in smaller sections of 20-30 students. Choose one of the ten sections listed on the timetable. The content taught in each section will be the same; however, the instructor of the class will vary by section.

Other Division ELECTIVE

Search for an appropriate other division elective using the links on the Timetable webpage.

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.

Consider enrolling in a second term course (S section code) to balance your timetable. You may enrol in a first term course (F section code) or a full year course (Y section code); however this will result in an unbalanced timetable. If you enrol in a full credit elective (Y section code) the course will also contribute to your second year elective requirement. 

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 an Academic Advisor at KPE for assistance with course and timetable planning.

KPE COURSE ENROLMENT BEGINS ON JULY 13, 2021

You can start enrolling in your courses at 6 a.m. EDT on July 13, 2021 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.

  • ANA126Y1 Y LEC9101*
  • KPE100H1 S LEC0101 and select one section from TUT0101-0112
  • KPE120H1 F LEC9101 
  • KPE160H1 F LEC9101
  • KPE161H1 S LEC0101
  • KPE162H1 S LEC0101*
  • KPE182H1 F LEC9101-9110
  • KPE190H1 F LEC9101 and select one section from TUT9101-9114
  • PRA188Y1 Y *Select one section from PRA9101-9124. This is your lab and tutorial block for ANA126Y1 and KPE162H1 

Other Division ELECTIVE ENROLMENT BEGINS ON AUG 4, 2021

Enrolment for St. George Campus other division electives will begin at 6 a.m. EDT on August 4, 2021. 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 waiting list for the course. The waiting list 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 other division 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 2021-22 ACADEMIC YEAR

$8,100 (approximately): domestic tuition fees (based on 100% course load enrolment and $400 Outdoor Project course)
or
$42,000 (approximately): international tuition fees (based on 100% course load enrolment and $400 Outdoor Project course)
$1,500: books and supplies
$12,000 - $21,000: residence estimate, if applicable

Information about full tuition fees charged, fees owing and the Minimum Required Payment to Register (MPR) Amount will be posted on ACORN in mid-July. You will be invoiced for the tuition fees owing; however, you may choose to pay the fees on a term basis. The MPR for first term is due on September 1, 2021.

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 September 1, 2021.

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.
  • You may pay tuition fees using Visa or Mastercard via ACORN. A 2.25% 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. If you are receiving OSAP the first installment of your funding will be deposited into your student account in early September. Any balance remaining for the first term is due by the end of 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 and a completed ‘Request to Register Without Payment’ form by the September 1, 2021 deferral deadline. For more information, please visit the Fees and Awards webpage.

Go: Engage in campus activities

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment that nurtures a culture of belonging. We strive to address and remove structural barriers in education, sport, and recreation through the co-creation of diverse and meaningful opportunities for equity-deserving communities within the Faculty’s teaching, research, programs, and services.

These barriers are rooted in historical and ongoing inequities including but not limited to colonialism, racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, classism, ableism, religious-based and gender-based discrimination. As part of an institution complicit in contributing to colonial processes, we are also committed to reconciliation by building relationships with Indigenous communities in order to learn about the diversity of Indigenous Nations, create Indigenous spaces, and enact anti-colonial practices.

Grounded in an inclusive framework, we will work to co-create purposeful change with our diverse KPE communities.

As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the upcoming ODP courses (ODP100, ODP200 and ODP300) scheduled for late August and early September 2021 have been postponed. This decision was not taken lightly but was necessary given the current guidance from public health authorities, our commitment to the health and safety of all students, and the advanced academic planning that must be completed to ensure the quality of the programming. Over the next few moths, planning will be underway for offerings of these courses in 2022. The Registrar's Office will provide you with details of the course enrolment at a later date.

The ODP100H1 Camp

Introduction to Outdoor Physical Activity and the Environment

ODP100H1 is a degree requirement in the undergraduate program. 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

The Registrar's Office will provide you with details of the course enrolment at a later date.

FEES

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

PREPARATION REMINDERS

Detailed preparation information will be made available to you once you are enrolled in the course.

September 7 - 10, 2021

Orientation consists of a variety of events and activities which take place before the start of the term. 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 Thursday September 9, 2021. Check your personal schedule on ACORN for information about your schedule. You can also refer to the published timetables for course schedule information on the Timetables webpage

KPE COurses

KPE is actively preparing for a gradual and phased return to campus for the 2021-22 academic year, inclusive of learning/research activities, social activities, and student support services. For the upcoming Fall term, all 1st and 2nd year required BKin courses will be delivered online and accessible through remote delivery platforms. The delivery mode for upper year BKin courses, for the upcoming fall term, will be a combination of in person and synchronous delivery modes. While many BKin courses will be accessible remotely in the Fall, we encourage students to prepare for a gradual and phased return to campus for the 2021-22 academic year, to most fully engage in the on-campus activities offered. The delivery mode for Winter 2022 term classes will be confirmed during the Fall term.

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.

Quercus

Quercus is U of T's online course communication system. Your 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 first week 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 an Academic Advisor 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 service schedule, please visit the Student Services webpage

CAREER SUPPORT

Our graduates are well prepared to pursue a variety of careers and post graduate options. 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 service schedule, please visit the Student Services webpage.

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.

Student Mental Health website

From workshops and programs to in-person counselling and more, U of T has many services and resources to meet you where you are. Whether you’re building a strong foundation for the future or looking for ways to get help right now, there’s a resource for you. The Student Mental Health website has a robust search and filter function that allows students to match their needs with the many types of supports available through the University and its community partners.

Anti-Racism and cultural diversity office

The Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) within the Division of Human Resources & Equity, provides services to support University members in their efforts to foster environments that are intentionally racially diverse and inclusive through the advancement of equitable practices, education and training and the provision of complaints resolution supports on matters of race, faith and intersecting identities as guided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. They provide education programming, complaint resolution supports and community engagement and outreach.

For more information, please visit Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office (ARCDO) or you can contact them at antiracism@utoronto.ca for assistance.

Wellness Counsellor

During your studies at U of T you may experience stress related to schedules, exams, relationships, or unexpected challenges. The Faculty, in partnership with the U of T Health and Wellness Centre, offers confidential counselling services to undergraduate students enrolled at KPE.

Many students find it helpful to meet with a counsellor who 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.
Note: Wellness Counsellor services are only available to students who live in Ontario due to provincial regulatory requirements.

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 (TAs) at the University of Toronto are committed to helping you succeed. All course instructors will offer 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.

KPE Connect Peer-Mentors

Upper year peer-mentors are available over the summer to assist you with your questions about courses, transition to university studies, and what life is like as a BKIN student. Starting in mid June, newsletters will be emailed to you by a peer-mentor on a regular basis.

International Student Experience Ambassadors

Are you an international student? Have questions about student life at U of T and living in Toronto? Connect with an ISE Ambassador before you arrive! They can help answer your questions and guide you to the information and resources that you need. Visit the ISE Ambassador website for more information. 

KINections

KINections is all about helping students connect with each other and get involved beyond the classroom. An initiative of the Registrar’s Office, KINections presents curated virtual and on-campus activities that support wellness and connection, at KPE and with the local and global community.
www.kinections.utoronto.ca

KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE ASSOCIATION (KPEUA)

A recognized student society representing 1,000 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 online.

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

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 Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network website.

Sport & Rec

Sport & Rec offers physical activity and sport programs for the entire U of T community. With a dynamic range of programs for different interests and abilities, Sport & Rec will help you get active in whatever way works best for you - no matter your skill level or history of participation. Membership to Sport & Rec facilities is included at no additional cost to incidental fee-paying U of T students.

Visit the Sport & Rec website for details or follow @uoftsportandrec on Instagram.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, which includes the division of Sport & Rec, is one of the largest employers on campus,  offering numerous part-time casual employment opportunities, as well as 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 Diversity and Equity 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.

A complete listing of policies and procedures is available in the current Undergraduate Academic Calendar.

Course specific policies can be found in the course outline posted on Quercus.

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 meat with an 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 & Appeals 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