The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers a wide range of student support services to help you make the most of your university experience - inside and outside the classroom. Key supports are listed below.
Academic advising is delivered by KPE's Student Advisor via group advising and one-on-one private academic advising appointments. Review the information below for details about these support services.
Group advising is your opportunity to explore a topic of interest with KPE's Student Advisor and a group of peers. Group advising sessions will usually start with a brief presentation by the Student Advisor followed by a Q&A session and group discussion. Fall 2020 group advising sessions will be announced in September. Online registration will open one week prior to the session. Slides from all presentations will be available online.
- GPA & Academic Status - Click for past presentation
- Planning for Second Year and Beyond - Click for past presentation
- Planning for Third Year Choices - Click for past presentation
- Planning for Fourth Year and Graduation - Click for past presentation
- Arts & Science Minors - Click for past presentation
- Planning for U of T Medical School Requirements - Click for past presentation
Private thirty-minute advising appointments are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Appointments are available by phone or MS Teams (video and screen sharing), which you have access to with your UTmail+ account.
Academic advising is your opportunity to explore your personal strengths and dreams in a supportive environment to assist you with personal goal setting and decision making. Appointments are also recommended if you experience any challenges during your time at U of T.
Your Academic Advisor: Darryl McSherry
Darryl has worked at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for over 25 years in a variety of roles and as of November 1, 2014 holds the position of Student Advisor in the Office of the Registrar. Darryl has extensive knowledge of the policy, programs and services of the Faculty and the University. Appointments with Darryl focus on your strengths, goals and priorities so you can make the most of your time at U of T.
Darryl completed a B.A. degree in Geography and History at the University of Toronto and a B.Ed. at the University of Western Ontario. Darryl has also completed a course in Appreciative Advising with Florida Atlantic University.
Beyond the U of T campus, Darryl enjoys travel, cooking, gardening, outdoor activities, music, gaming and spending time with family and friends.
KPE in partnership with the Academic Success Centre offers a series of workshops and one-on-one academic success advising appointments with a learning strategist to support KPE undergraduate students' academic success goals. Winter term 2020 workshop, drop in, and appointment opportunities are listed below.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS WORKSHOPS
All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Winter term 2020 workshop offerings are listed below. Online registration is open now.
- Stress Management for Academic Success - Thursday February 13, 2-4 pm in BN304
- Stress Management for Academic Success - Thursday February 27, 5-7 pm in WS2007
Learning strategist appointments are recommended for students who wish to achieve academic success in their university studies and improve their grades, learning skills and study habits. Private forty-five minute, one-on-one online academic success advising appointments are available in the winter term 2020 on most Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To book an appointment with a learning strategist please email email@example.com with your request. Ensure that you include the following information with your appointment request:
- Full name
- Student Number
- UTMail+ email
- Name of the advisor you would like to meet with
- Appointment dates and times that work for you
- Topic(s) you would like to discuss during the appointment
Your Learning Strategist: TBA
Academic Success Centre
All KPE undergraduate students have access to the services and programs offered at the Academic Success Centre. The Academic Success Centre is dedicated to making sure students achieve their highest possible learning potential. Please visit the Academic Success Centre website for more information.
KPE in partnership with the Career Exploration and Education at U of T offers a series of workshops and one-on-one career advising appointments with a career educator to support KPE undergraduate students' career goals. Winter term 2020 workshop and appointment opportunities are listed below.
CAREER Education WORKSHOPS
All workshops are tailored to the needs of KPE undergraduate students and will take place at the Faculty. Online registration will open one week prior to the workshop.
- Resumes and Cover Letters - Wednesday January 22, 2:30-3:30 pm in WS2007
- Exploring Career Options for KPE Students - Wednesday March 4, 2:30-3:30 pm in BN302
Embedded career advising appointments are complete for the winter 2020 term. Please visit the Career Exploration and Education website for ongoing service offerings.
Your career educator: Mary mcauliffe
Mary McAuliffe is a Career Educator, Career Exploration & Education. In her role Mary works with undergraduate and postgraduate students to help them identify career exploration opportunities and navigate career decisions, through one on on appointments and workshops. Prior to her work at U of T, Mary worked as an HR consultant, corporate recruiter and job developer for a number of organizations, both domestically and internationally. She has a vast understanding of organizational culture and diverse recruitment and selection practices having worked in a wide range of sectors including Government, Not-for-profit, Education, I.T. and Banking. Mary holds an M.Sc. in Work and Organizational Psychology, together with Postgraduate Diplomas in Special Needs Education and Human Resource Management.
Professional Development Workshops
GRADUATE SEMINARS 2020 - 2021
Dates for graduate seminars for the 2020-21 academic year are TBA.
KPE Wellness Counsellor
The Faculty, in partnership with the U of T Health and Wellness Centre, offers confidential counselling services to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in KPE degree programs.
Many students find it helpful to meet with a counsellor to learn how to manage stress around schedules, exams, relationships, or any unexpected challenge. John Power, MSW, RSW is available to listen and help you identify strategies to enhance your own inner resources.
To book an appointment, contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 and ask to book a time with the KPE counsellor. John meets with students Monday - Friday by phone or at the Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College St.
KINections is your one-stop shop for information on all the ways you can connect and get involved beyond the classroom as a KPE student! You’ll find curated events and activities that support wellness and connection at KPE and with the broader local and global community.
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