Information for First Year BKin Students

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 Office of the Registrar and Student Services will be available throughout the summer for consultation regarding any issues you may experience.

Talk to us early - we are here to help!

Congratulations on starting what will be an engaging, challenging and rewarding journey! You’re entering a program that has a long history of preparing students to address the major challenges of our day, at one of the best universities in the world. Public attention has never been more focused on the importance of physical activity to the health and well-being of individuals, communities and society at large. 

​​​​Through our unique programs, you will be given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to play a leadership role in translating that knowledge into practice in an equitable and inclusive way. Outstanding professors, staff, facilities and collaborating organizations are what make our program so great, along with our well-recognized track record of impactful equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Our courses are taught by scholars and scientists who bring their expertise and research into the classrooms and teaching labs. As part of your academic course work, you will participate in practical experiences that give you a chance to experience and apply the theories you learn in the classroom. As a student, you have access to the excellent academic resources U of T has to offer, as well as our Sport & Recreation programs and facilities for your own personal engagement in physical activity and sports. 

I encourage you to take advantage of the many resources our Faculty and University have to offer. The staff members at the Registrar’s Office are keen to help you achieve your academic goals, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Best wishes for a successful and fulfilling first year of studies in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Gretchen Kerr,
Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

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


June - August: Residence placements sent to qualified students

June 15: Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP funding

Early July: Participate in the New Student Welcome Session

July 11: Enrol in your KPE academic courses on ACORN

August 2: Enrol in your other division elective course on ACORN

August 30: Deadline for Minimum Required Payment to Register (MPR) or tuition deferral

August 31 - September 4: Outdoor Project (ODP100H1) Camp

▫ ODP100H1 Section 0101: Thurs, Aug 31 – Sat, Sept 2
▫ ODP100H1 Section 0102: Sat, Sept 2 – Mon, Sept 4

September 4: Labour Day – no classes

Early September: Move into residence

September 5-8: Orientation Week

September 7: Fall academic courses begin

September 20: Deadline to add first term courses (F courses) on ACORN

October 9: Thanksgiving Day – no classes

November 6-10: Fall Reading Week – no classes

December 6: Last day of fall classes

December 9-20: Examination period for fall courses

December 21-January 7: Winter break


January 8: Winter academic courses begin

January 21: Deadline to add winter term courses on ACORN

February 19: Family Day – no class

February 20-23: Winter Reading Week – no classes

March 29: Good Friday - no classes

April 5: Last day of winter classes

April 10-30: Examination 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

Transfer Credit Application & Assessment: This application is for current U of T Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education students who have taken a post-secondary level course prior to joining the Bachelor of Kinesiology for credit towards their undergraduate program. There is a $30 fee to have your transfer credit application evaluated. Check the Transfer Explorer website for information about how your courses from another university may transfer. 

If you have Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses from high school, visit U of T Transfer Credit website to understand how they may transfer to your current degree. 


Head to the first floor of the Athletic Centre at the Customer and Membership Services Main Office (55 Harbord St.) to make your payment.
Clearly state you are paying for a Transfer Credit Application & Assessment ($30.00). You will receive an email with your proof of payment.


Submit both the completed the Transfer Credit Analysis & Assessment request and proof of payment via the online submission site. Please do NOT fax, drop off or mail in forms.
If you have any questions about submitting a request or paying a processing fee, contact the KPE Office of the Registrar and Student Services before submitting the request at


An email will be sent confirming your transfer credit analysis & assessment request. Be sure to check your UTMail+ email daily and respond to any requests from the KPE Office of the Registrar and Student Services as soon as possible.
If a transfer credit has been approved, you will see this reflected on your ACORN academic history and degree explorer

If you have any questions about understanding your ACORN academic history and/or how to use degree explorer, please book an appointment with an Academic Advisor.
You can book an appointment with a Student Advisor via the online Academic Advising Appointment booking site
If you have questions or need assistance with booking an appointment, contact the KPE Office of the Registrar and Student Services at or 416-978-8255.

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.

It is important to set up your UTORid and UTmail+ before the first day of classes in the fall term. 

Your UTORid is your digital student credential and provides access to online services like:

  • email (UTmail+)
  • course content on Quercus
  • Microsoft365 applications
  • library resources
  • webinars
  • network services for international students
  • WiFi for those on campus and more.

Once your UTORid is activated your JOINid becomes your UTORid.

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 set up your UTORid and UTmail+, 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:

Your TCard is your official University of Toronto photo identification and a TCard is needed to access labs, meal plans and other facilities on campus. 
After successfully activating your UTORid and UTmail+, book an in-person appointment at the TCard Office to pick up your TCard and attend the TCard appointment with your required documentation. Your documentation must be original and unexpired.

  1. Book a TCard appointment at:
  2. Find more information on picking up your TCard on the TCard website.


If you maintained your Residence Guarantee, residence placements will be sent to eligible 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.

Messages from the University will only be sent to your new U of T student email address (UTmail+) once it’s active. So make sure you activate your UTmail+ (U of T email). For more information about activating UTMail+, please see "Set up your UTORid and UTmail+" above.

To maintain the Residence Guarantee, you must:

  1. Submit the First Year Residence Application on StarRez at by March 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  2. Receive and accept an admission offer from the University by June 1, 2023.


You can follow the status of your residence application in StarRez at 
If you meet the residence guarantee criteria and haven’t received placement by mid-August, please contact U of T Housing Services at


To explore your off-campus housing options, including independent student residences, please visit the U of T Housing Services website at

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. 

Complete financial aid procedures and resource listings are available on the U of T University Registrar’s Office website.


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


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 U of T University Registrar’s Office website.


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 U of T University Registrar’s Office website.


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 U of T University Registrar’s Office website.


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


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 U of T University Registrar’s Office 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.


Access ACORN using your JOINid/UTORid and password. Your JOINid becomes your UTORid once your TCard is set up. Login via the ACORN website.


  • 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.

A course is an academic activity which is recorded with a result on the academic history. A passed course normally gives academic credit towards completing a degree and may help complete a program of study. There are “full” (Y) and “half” (H) courses each with a different credit weight. 
The course code is a unique identifier of every course which is used in the Academic Calendar and information systems like ACORN and Degree Explorer. The course code breaks down further into these sections

Element Examples Explanation
Course Code KPE100H1,

ŸKPE100H1 - Physical Cultural Studies

ŸKPE390Y1 - Directed Research

Course Designator


ŸThis three-letter designator identifies the program offering the course.

ŸIn these examples, KPE refers to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Course Number



ŸEvery course in a program has its own identifying digits. 

ŸAs the course numbers go up, broadly they indicate more advanced or more focused study. 

ŸFor-credit courses run from “100-level” (starting with a 1) all the way to “400-level” (starting with a 4)

ŸThe “level” does not restrict student access. For example, a third-year student could take 100- to 400-level courses, but a first-year student should be careful taking 200- or high-level courses

ŸPlease keep in mind that course prerequisites must be met.

Course Weight

Y (1.0),

H (0.5)

ŸThis is only one of two letters, either a “Y” or an “H”.

Y: “full course”; A full course (Y course) is worth 1.0 credit.

H: “half course” A half course (H course) is worth 0.5 credit.

Campus Indicator


ŸThis digit indicates the campus where the course is offered. 

In the KPE Academic Calendar, normally a course has a “1” (one), indicating the downtown St. George Campus. 

ŸOther indicators include a “0” (zero) meaning it is taught off-campus, a "3" (three) meaning it is taught at U of T Scarborough, or "5" (five) meaning it is taught at U of T Mississauga.

The first year of the KPE undergraduate program consists of five full credit equivalents (5.0 credits) of academic courses and one four-day Outdoor Project activity*.
Course requirements are listed below.

ANA124H1 Kinesiology Human Anatomy I: Organ Systems

This course is the first half of the human cadaveric anatomy experience for students in the KPE program.  Students will explore gross anatomy of the thoracic, abdominal, pelvic and nervous systems with focus on the structure, function, innervation and blood supply.  Students will be introduced to implications of function and dysfunction or disease within these systems. Students will learn through theory and practice including in-class lectures, asynchronous learning modules and digital resources, active learning tasks and hands-on practice in the anatomy laboratory.

Instructor: Prof. Judi Laprade
Weight: 0.5 FCE

ANA125H1 Kinesiology Human Anatomy II: Musculoskeletal System

This course is the second half of the human cadaveric anatomy experience for students in the KPE program.  Students will explore musculoskeletal anatomy, including in depth investigation of the upper and lower limb bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, blood and nerve supply.  Functional application of musculoskeletal anatomy with respect to movement will be introduced with real-life examples of exercise, injury and disease.  Students will learn through theory and practice including in-class lectures, asynchronous learning modules and digital resources, active learning tasks and hands-on practice in the anatomy laboratory.

Instructor: Prof. Judi Laprade
Weight: 0.5 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. Simon Darnell
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; and uses squatting (stance) and walking (gait) as examples of basic movements with which to explore these concepts. 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 TBD
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


This course focuses on the central role of physical activity in combination with other lifestyle choices including nutrition, substance use, sexual practices, the use of health care services, and so on in determining health.  The inter-relationships among lifestyle choices and between them and the most common major health disorders are explored, with consideration of the social context in which these choices are made.  In addition to physical activity, sedentarism and fitness, topics covered include: nutrition; immunity and infectious disease; substance use and abuse; cardiovascular diseases; cancer; environmental health; trauma; and health care / self-care practices.  The course will use students’ lifestyles on and off campus as examples of ways in which physical activity and other determinants of health are affected by personal choices; this includes consideration of the many formal and informal opportunities for physical activity that exist on campus.

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)
Instructor: TBD
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. Michael Atkinson
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.

Coordinator: Prof. Jack Goodman
Weight: No credit value. This is a required non-academic activity.

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 U of T  Mississauga campus or U of T 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.


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

  • KPE Timetable (TBA)


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


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.


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 Timetable Builder 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. 


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.


You can start enrolling in your courses in 6 a.m. EDT on July 11, 2023 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.

  • ANA124H1 F LEC0101
    and select one section from P0101 - P0110
  • ANA125H1 S LEC0101
    and select one section from P0101 - P0110
  • KPE100H1 S LEC0101
    and select one section from TUT0101-TUT011
  • KPE120H1 S LEC0101
    and select one section from TUT0101-TUT0112
  • KPE160H1 F LEC0101
  • KPE161H1 S LEC0101
    and select one section from P0101-P0112
  • KPE162H1 F LEC0101
    and select one section from TUT0101-TUT0116
  • KPE182H1 F LEC0101
    and select one section from P0101-P0110
  • KPE190H1 F LEC0101


Enrolment for St. George Campus other division electives will begin at 6 a.m. EDT on August 2, 2023.
It is recommended that you enrol in your courses early for the best selection.


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.


Tuition fees based on 100% course load enrolment and $408 Outdoor Project course (ODP100H1) fee.

  • Domestic (Ontario Resident): approximately $8,200
  • Domestic (Non-Ontario Resident): approximately $8,400
  • International: approximately $48,000
  • Books and supplies: approximately $1,500
  • Residence estimate, if applicable: approximately $12,000 - $22,000

Information about full tuition fees charged, fees owing and the Minimum 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 Minimum Payment to Register (MPR) Amount for first term is due on August 30, 2023.


  1. Login to ACORN and click on ‘Financial Account’ to view your invoice.
  2. Pay at least the MPR on your invoice by August 30, 2023.
  3. To make a fee payment within Canada, payment must be made:
    1. from a Canadian bank account
    2. with a Canadian dollar denominated Mastercard or Visa credit card via ACORN. A 2.50% Convenience Fee applies.
    3. with Higher Ed Points
  4. For fee payments from outside of Canada, the University has authorized Convera and Flywire to process incoming international student tuition and residence fee payments.

Detailed payment options and instructions are available at:

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).


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 by August 30, 2023.

A deferral means that you can achieve registered status and delay the Minimum Payment to Register (MPR) Amount deadline until late September. If you are receiving OSAP the first installment of your funding will be deposited in your student account in early September. Any balance remaining from 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 University Registrar's Office
Full instructions for deferring your fees are available at the following link: 


If you are receiving scholarship funding and the amount is greater than the Minimum Payment to Register (MPR) Amount, you may request a tuition deferral.
You must provide the KPE Office of the Registrar and Student Services with a copy of the scholarship letter and a completed ‘Request to Register Without Payment’ form by the August 30, 2023 deferral deadline. For more information, please visit the following link:  

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.


Date: August 31-September 4, 2023

▫ ODP100H1 PRA 0101: Thurs, Aug 31 – Sat, Sept 2, 2023
▫ ODP100H1 PRA 0102: Sat, Sept 2 – Mon, Sept 4, 2023

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!


Outdoor project enrolment will commence on ACORN starting at 6 a.m. on July 11, 2023. Use the course code ODP100H1 F to add the course to your timetable.


The $408 fee for ODP100H1 will be added to your tuition invoice when you add the course on ACORN.

Preparation Reminders

  1. Login to Quercus in early August using your JOINid/UTORid. Select the ODP100H1 course from the ‘Courses’ tab. 
  2. Complete the mandatory online dietary, medical and emergency contact survey. The survey will be available in early August via Quercus.
  3. Review the course information and packing list posted in Quercus.
  4. Show up at the departure location 30 minutes prior to bus departure. The bus departs at 7:45 a.m. SHARP on Thursday, August 31, 2023 from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, 55 Harbord Street (buses load on Classic Avenue, one block south of Harbord Street).

September 5 – 8, 2023

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 7, 2023.

Check your personal schedule on ACORN for information about your schedule and classrooms. You can also refer to the published timetables for course schedule information on the Timetables webpage


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 MS 2158 represents room 2158 in the Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle. 


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.


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.


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 KPE website at Course TAs will lead smaller group learning activities including tutorials and labs and are another great resource for information about research and course content.


Your primary information sources for policies and procedures, important deadlines and resources include: 

We recommend you explore these resources to become familiar with them. 
Find up-to-date information specifically for BKin students on the Undergraduate Studies page.

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.


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.


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


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.


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.

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.


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

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. 

Student Mental Health resource

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.

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

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 for assistance.


The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office (SGDO) is a part of the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture at the University of Toronto. They provide support, resources and connect the University of Toronto with broader 2SLGBTQ+ communities. They develop partnerships to build supportive learning and working communities at the University of Toronto by working towards equity and challenging discrimination. They center principles of equity & intersectionality and provide various programming for students, staff & faculty.

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.


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.


Accessibility Services provides students with a network of resources to succeed at the University of Toronto, both inside and outside the classroom. and related barriers, facilitate peer support and interactions, and provide various academic and social opportunities. Services may include test and exam arrangements, note-taking services, on-campus transportation, concussion support etc. Visit the Accessibility Services website to find out more information including registration instructions.



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.

Twitter @KPEUAuoft
Instagram @KPEUAuoft
Phone: 416-978-4893

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.


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.


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


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.


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, 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 meet with an Academic Advisor in the KPE Office of the Registrar and Student Services 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