Master of Professional Kinesiology


Gain the advanced knowledge and skills that will put you ahead. Work with renowned scholars and practitioners who are leaders in their fields. Make the move to strengthen your future by pursuing your MPK.

The Master of Professional Kinesiology Program is the first master’s-level program of its kind in Ontario. Kinesiology is a newly regulated and evolving profession. This program offers students an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and skills in this professional practice. Whether you are just beginning your career or are a Registered Kinesiologist, the MPK will provide you with the advanced knowledge and practice to take your career further.

The MPK program is a course-based graduate program in the professional practice of kinesiology. This full-time, 16-month program offers a mix of classroom, case-based, laboratory and experiential education. Graduates will acquire research-informed and multidisciplinary expertise in:

  • Movement assessment and intervention in diverse practice areas
  • Knowledge synthesis, translation and application
  • Evaluation of clinical and program effectiveness
  • Collaboration with interprofessional health-care teams
  • Conceptualizing future kinesiology practice

The MPK provides unparalleled learning environments for hands-on practice, working alongside leading practitioners in downtown Toronto and across the GTA. You will have the opportunity to network and advance your expertise through 600 hours of professional, structured experience across two placements. The program offers practice opportunities with hospitals, clinics, sport institutes and community organizations.


EXERCISE AS MEDICINE Learn to design and implement exercise programs that prevent and manage the treatment of injuries and chronic disease in clinical settings.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Learn to design and implement exercise programs that promote health, wellness and regular physical activity from the population at large. 

HIGH PERFORMANCE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Learn to design and implement exercise programs that improve performance and minimize the injury risk of athletes. 

ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Learn to design and implement exercise programs that accommodate the unique needs of children and youth with diverse abilities.

State-of-the-Art Labs and Facilities

As part of Canada’s pre-eminent research university, the Department of Kinesiology offers access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, including the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

What is Professional Kinesiology?

As of April 1, 2013, new legislation in Ontario recognizes Kinesiology as a regulated health care profession. The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO) is the regulatory body that governs the profession of Kinesiology in Ontario and receives its authority from the Kinesiology Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. In Ontario, any individual using the titles “Kinesiologist”, “Registered Kinesiologist”, or the designation “R.Kin”, must be registered with the College.

The regulatory body, the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO), ensures kinesiologists maintain and enhance their skills and knowledge through established standards of practice, as well as their public accountability.

According to the Province of Ontario's Kinesiology Act 2007, the Scope of Practice of kinesiology is: the assessment of human movement and performance and its rehabilitation and management to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance. 2007, c. 10, Sched. O, s. 3. 

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