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  • BrighterWorld

    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.

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    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.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    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.

  • McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE)

    McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE)

    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.

  • Research

    Research

    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.

  • Facilities and Labs

    Facilities and Labs

    Explore Kinesiology’s outstanding laboratories and facilities with our 360 degree online tours...

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Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies

Explore human movement in an exceptional learning environment offering classroom, laboratory and fieldwork placement experiences…

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Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Conduct research linked to human integrative physiology, neuroscience and behavior, and mechanics and motor control, including the application to human health, rehabilitation and performance…

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People

People

Our faculty, staff and students are dedicated to the discovery, communication and application of knowledge through the interdisciplinary study of human movement

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Research

Research

Home to leading Canadian and international researchers who explore human integrative physiology, neuroscience and behavior, and mechanics and motor control…

Latest News

Dr. Martin Gibala recently awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision

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

Kinesiology Graduate Student Earns Governor General’s Academic Medal

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

Dr. Stuart Phillips recognized as one of the most highly cited researchers in his field…….again

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

Kinesiology Professors on high-intensity interval training

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

Kinesiology Student Earns Governor General’s Academic Medal

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

Dr. Jennifer Heisz awarded Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging

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

Prof. Krista Madsen honoured with President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning

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

Kinesiology staff member wins 2019 President’s Awards for Outstanding Service

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

Ask A Scientist: Your Incredible Body

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

Research Impacts of COVID-19

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

Kinesiology Students Win The Annual FORGE Student Startup Competition

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

Kinesiology instructors nominated for MSU Teaching Awards

Thursday, 2 April 2020

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

Kinesiology Undergraduate Research Symposium

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. Read more

Researchers find high-intensity exercise improves memory in seniors

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

McMaster Kinesiology: Celebrating 50 years

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

New online course offers fun hacks to help you get fitter and stronger

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

Preschoolers' physical activity can have impact on heart health later in life

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

Falling In love with teaching, learning and being a Teaching Assistant

Friday, 31 May 2019

Michelle Ogrodnik, Kinesiology PhD student, winner of the 2019 McMaster Students Union teaching assistant merit award, discovered her love of teaching through her job as... Read more

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