Professional Kinesiology (MPK)

The Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) is the first graduate program of its kind designed to train students as leading practitioners in the healthcare system. Students will acquire an advanced understanding of the latest evidence-based research to improve function, health and wellness in diverse populations. The MPK program builds on the strengths of the Department of Kinesiology and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University, and encompasses innovative lecture and lab-based coursework, professional development courses, and a unique opportunity for internship placements with diverse populations across the lifespan. An in-depth comprehension of kinesiology and all its relevant disciplines is required; the MPK program will build on these competencies to achieve high-level knowledge and practical competencies.

Entry point:

September

Duration:

3 terms (1 year) Course based
This is not a funded program.

Application deadline:

February 15th for September entry

Applications for the 2019/2020 academic year are not currently being accepted as the program is full.
Applications for the 2020/2021 academic year are being accepted now.


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • Two references (one academic, one health professional) required.
    • A statement of intent no more than one (1) page in length, in which applicants indicate their relevant background experience in Kinesiology, and how the MPK degree will facilitate the applicants career aspirations
    • An updated CV/Resume outlining recent and relevant work and volunteer experience
  4. Please note, while applicants with various academic background will be considered, an in-depth comprehension of kinesiology and all its relevant disciplines is required.

Career outcomes

  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Movement specialist
  • Ergonomics, including workplace assessment and skills analysis
  • Fitness and health promotion
  • Rehabilitation settings, including stroke, cardiac, and cancer
  • Coaching and high-performance training
  • Corporate wellness