We are committed to the discovery, communication and application of knowledge through the interdisciplinary study of human movement. We employ a cell-to-society approach to advance our understanding of the role of physical activity in promoting human health and well-being.
We offer a direct-entry Honours B.Sc. (Kinesiology) degree. Our program is widely recognized as a Canadian leader for its quality and interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. We strive to deliver a student-centered, research-focused approach to learning.
We offer research-based M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees linked to our three primary areas of focus: human integrative physiology, mechanics and control of movement, and neuroscience and behaviour. Many students pursue integrative research with applications to human health, rehabilitation and performance.
The McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) is a state-of-the-art, exercise research and training centre. Our scientists, students and staff are devoted to studying and improving health and well-being among older adults and people with chronic disease or disability.
Kinesiology at McMaster is home to leading Canadian and international researchers who study human movement from a broad perspective. Our experts cluster in three main areas: human integrative physiology, mechanics and control of movement, and neuroscience and behaviour.
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Message from the President and Provost regarding the winter term.
Monday, 11 April 2022
The Department of Kinesiology would like to congratulations Claire Tuckey, PhD Candidate who was awarded the McMaster Student Union Teaching Award for Kinesiology on April... Read more
Monday, 24 January 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Martin Gibala who was awarded The McMaster University President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision. Please click here to read the news. Read more
Monday, 29 November 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Claudia Turco who is the recipient of Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious student awards in Canada can... Read more
Friday, 19 November 2021
Stuart Phillips, Professor, McMaster University, has been recognized once again in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science™. Read more
Thursday, 18 November 2021
Martin Gibala, professor and Jennifer Heisz, associate professor at McMaster’s department of kinesiology, were recently interviewed in the New York Times about the virtues of... Read more
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Congratulations to Matthew Tobis who is the recipient of Governor General’s Academic Medal, one of the most prestigious student awards in Canada can receive. Please... Read more
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Heisz who was awarded a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging. Please click here to read the... Read more
Friday, 4 September 2020
Congratulations to Professor Krista Madsen who was awarded The McMaster University President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Please click here to read... Read more
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Congratulations to Adrienne Tearle who is the recipient of the 2019 President’s Awards for Outstanding Service. Please click here to read the news. Read more
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Kinesiology MSc student Emma Nicholson has presented a wonderful talk as part of McMaster Alumni's webinar series Ask A Scientist. Please click here to... Read more
Wednesday, 8 April 2020
As COVID-19 research gets fast-tracked, other crucial health projects are disrupted. Please click here to see the comments of Kinesiology Professor Gianni Parise, and colleagues... Read more
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Congratulations to Kinesiology student alumni, Dawson Lucier (Co-Founder of PULSE Lifesaving), grand prize winner of the annual $100K FORGE Student Startup Competition. Kinesiology student Sara... Read more
Congratulations to Dr. Trevor King who is the recipient of the 2019-2020 McMaster Student Union (MSU) Teaching Award in Kinesiology. Assistant professors Krista Howarth and... Read more
Thursday, 26 March 2020
The Kinesiology Undergraduate Research Symposium (4RR6 thesis) will be conducted virtually on April 8th, 2020. Please click here to view the brochure.
Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Kinesiology professor Dr. Jennifer Heisz and her team are examining the impact of exercise on the brain. Please click here to read about their latest... Read more
Tuesday, 8 October 2019
On September 28th, 2019, more than 250 alumni, administrators, faculty and staff – both past and present –returned to campus for a special celebration to... Read more
Monday, 23 September 2019
A new online course designed by researchers and leading exercise physiologists, Kinesiology professors Martin Gibala and Stuart Phillips, features research, tools and techniques to help... Read more
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
A new study out of McMaster University, led by Kinesiology PhD student Nicole Proudfoot, suggests the physical activity of children as young as three can... Read more
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