Program Requirements

The Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) program is a full-time, 16-month program (August to December, inclusive) that offers a combination of classroom, case-based, laboratory and experiential education.

The MPK involves successful completion of 12.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

  • Courses (equal to 10.5 FCE academic courses)
  • 600 hours of professional practice (1.5 FCE)

The MPK degree program may be completed with a concentration or without a concentration.

Students must follow departmental application procedures and can apply to only one MPK concentration.


  • Exercise as Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
  • High Performance Strength and Conditioning
  • Adapted Physical Activity

Concentration Requirements

Students must successfully complete a total of 3.0 FCEs in the area of concentration, including:

  • A major course assignment in the area of concentration in a minimum of 1.5 FCEs in MPK courses
  • A minimum of 300 placement hours in the area of concentration (0.5 FCE)
  • A final capstone project in the area of concentration (1.0 FCE)

Find additional information on courses and requirements in the MPK Student Handbook