Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor's degree in kinesiology, physical education, human kinetics, or a complementary degree in health science, life science, and/or movement/rehabilitation science. In order to be eligible for admission with a complementary degree, practical experience in the area of kinesiology is required.
  • Applicants may also be considered for admission with a four-year bachelor’s degree in an area not described above, with at least 5 years of work experience in the area of kinesiology, and evidence of professional training or certification in the area of kinesiology (for example, strength and conditioning certification, physical literacy certification).

  • Regardless of the admission pathway, all applicants must have a minimum mid-B average (73% to 76%) in the final year.

  • A resume.
  • Two letters of reference. At least one letter must be from an academic referee.
  • A statement of intent.
  • Proficiency in the English language must be demonstrated by all applicants educated outside Canada whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English. The Faculty prefers the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with minimum scores:

*Paper-based test: 600 with 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) and 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE).

*Internet-based test: 100/120 overall and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

For English language requirement details, please see the international students section of this site

For details about the admissions process and application instructions, please visit the section: How to Apply


MPK Admissions FAQs:

1. What is the difference between the MPK program and the MSc program?

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. The MPK provides unparalleled learning environments for hands-on practice, working alongside leading practitioners in downtown Toronto and across the GTA.

Whereas, the MSc program at offers a unique learning environment where cutting-edge research takes place. Located in Canada’s most vibrant and culturally diverse city, the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the world’s best research universities. Our location, size and diversity provide unique opportunities for collaboration and innovation.


2. What is the application deadline?

The application deadline (including the application fee of $125 CDN all supporting documents and letters of references) is:

Master of Professional Kinesiology: March 1, 2022

How to Apply


3. What do you mean by equivalent degree?

Applicants to the MPK program must have a four-year bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Human Kinetics or an equivalent degree, with a minimum B average in the final year. For questions regarding degree eligibility, please contact


4. Is there a format to follow for the statement of interest?

Please download and complete the statement of interest within the required page limit and upload it to your application. All documents should be single spaced, using Times New Roman and 12pt font.    


5. Do I need to submit official transcripts?

All applicants are required to upload one electronic or scanned transcript from each post-secondary institution attended.

Scanned copies of transcripts must be up to date, readable, and must include the transcript “legend” which is usually printed on the back of the paper transcript. More detailed requirements for scanning and submitting can be found below. The admissions committee will make its decision about your application based on this scanned transcript. Please ensure that the file is complete and readable before submitting. For more specific information please visit; Transcripts and Supporting Document Submission.


6. What if I need help with my application?

For specific questions about admissions and program requirements, please contact

For determining the status of your application, please visit the 'My Applications' page after you log into your account.

For information on international degree equivalencies, please see Applying as an International Student.

For questions about the online application or the application process in general, please refer to the SGS FAQ section. If your question is not answered in these resources, please contact us at the email address or phone number below.

Be sure to always include your name and application reference number in your emails or phone messages.


Phone: 416-978-6614


7. What do I do if a referee doesn't have an institutional e-mail address?

You will enter your referees’ names and (institutional) email addresses into your Online Application. The system will automatically email an electronic reference request to each referee when the application fee is paid. It is highly recommended that applicants contact their referees ahead of time to confirm both their availability their preferred institutional email address. If your referee does not have an institutional email address, please contact


8. Did you receive my supporting documentation?

You are responsible to ensure that you have read and understood the application requirements, and that you have gathered all the necessary components of your application package by the deadline. You can check the receipt status of your documents by logging into the Online Application and viewing the details of your application.


9. When will I know the results of my application?

Applicants may monitor the status of their application by logging into the Online Application