Kinesiology – Accelerate Into Master’s

This one-of-a-kind program in Canada is designed for students wanting to work in kinesiology and related healthcare professions. Students applying to this program from high school will gain entry to both the four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree and the one-year Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) program at Brock University.

Kinesiology is the scientific study of the human body and how it moves. It is a diverse field, and as part of your undergraduate Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree, you will study human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, psychology and other subjects to understand the role of physical activity in promoting, maintaining, and rehabilitating health and well-being.

The graduate Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) program is designed to train students as practitioners in fields related to physical activity and movement. Building on the BKin degree, the MPK program allows students to take innovative lecture and hands-on lab- based courses in areas such as physiological assessment, ergonomics, athletic training, and lifestyle counselling. Students also take courses on professional development and business to prepare them for the workplace. In addition, students complete three different placements with diverse populations in Brock and community-based settings. The MPK program builds on skills and knowledge developed in the BKin degree to enhance both knowledge and practical competencies.

Students will be trained as leading practitioners and health professionals, transferring scientific theory into practice, with the confidence and ability gained from hands-on experience working with professionals in real-world settings.

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • Master of Professional Kinesiology

Expected cut-off: high 80s

* Please note, admission to this program is only open to students applying directly from secondary school, with no prior post-secondary experience.

Career outcomes

  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Ergonomics, including workplace assessment and skills analysis
  • Fitness and health promotion
  • Exercise rehabilitation, including cardiac and cancer rehabilitation, physical or occupational therapy
  • Coaching
  • Corporate wellness

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)
  • Biology (SB14U)
  • One 4U math (MHF4U preferred)

Recommended subjects

  • Exercise Science (PSE4U) or Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)