Welcome to the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
The faculty, staff and students at KPE look forward to helping you transition into your first year of university. Staff in the KPE Registrar's Office will be available throughout the summer for consultation regarding any issues you may experience. Talk to us early - we are here to help.
As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the upcoming Outdoor Project courses (ODP100, ODP200 and ODP300) scheduled for late August and early September 2020 have been postponed. This decision was not taken lightly but was necessary given the current guidance from public health authorities, our commitment to the health and safety of all students, and the advanced academic planning that must be completed to ensure the quality of the programming. Over the next few months, planning will be underway for offerings of these courses in 2021.
Ontario's response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.
Please visit the COVID-19 Information for University of Toronto Students webpage for the most up to date information for international students regarding the University’s responses and actions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The University of Toronto has identified minimum technical requirements needed for students to access remote/online learning.
Institutional supports are available for any students experiencing challenges in acquiring these minimum requirements. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
First-Year Welcome Guide
The First-Year Welcome Guide is your main resource for information about key dates, financial aid, housing, course enrolment, tuition fee payment, and key supports at the University of Toronto. Click the link below for the PDF version or navigate using the content headings.
Ready: Preparing for your first year
Congratulations on taking the first step in what will be an invaluable, engaging, challenging and rewarding journey! Public attention has never been more focused on the relevance of physical activity to the health and well-being of each of us individually and to the society in which we live.
Through our unique programs, you will be given the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to play not only an integral role, but also a leadership role in the translation of that knowledge into practice.
Outstanding professors, staff, facilities and collaborating organizations are what make our program so great. Our courses are taught by scholars and scientists who bring their expertise and research into the classrooms and teaching labs. As a student, you have access to the excellent academic resources U of T has to offer, as well as our wonderful co-curricular programs and facilities for your own personal engagement in physical activity and sports.
As part of your academic course work, you will participate in practical experiences that give you a chance to experience and apply the theories you learn in the classroom.
I encourage you to take advantage of the many resources our faculty and university have to offer.
The staff members at the Registrar's Office are keen to help you achieve your academic goals, so don't hesitate to reach out.
Best wishes for a successful and satisfying first year of studies in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
Ira Jacobs, DrMedSc
Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
June: Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP funding
Late June/Early July: Participate in the New Student Welcome Session
June - August: Residence placements sent to qualified students.
July 14: Enrol in your KPE academic courses on ACORN
August 5: Enrol in your St. George Campus other division elective course on ACORN (note: date corrected on July 6)
September 2: Deadline for Minimum Required Payment to Register (MPR) or tuition deferral
September 7: Labour Day – no classes
Early September: Move into residence
September 8-11: Orientation Week
September 10: Fall academic courses begin
September 24: Deadline to add first term courses on ACORN
October 12: Thanksgiving Day – no classes
November 9-13: Fall Reading Week – no classes
December 10: Last day of fall classes
December 11-22: Examination period for fall courses
December 23 – January 3: Winter break
January 4: University Re-opens
January 11: Winter academic courses begin
January 24: Deadline to add winter term courses on ACORN
February 15: Family Day – University closed
February 15-19: Winter Reading Week – no classes
April 2: Good Friday - no classes
April 9: Last day of winter classes
April 12: Makeup day for classes missed on Good Friday
April 13-30: Examination period for KPE and A&S courses
Your JOINid gives you access to the University of Toronto’s online applicant community. Enable your JOINid and check the Join U of T site regularly for updates on the status of your application, and any additional information you may need to provide. Please visit the Join U of T website for more information.
Accept your offer of admission before it expires – follow the instructions in your online admission offer. Places in our program can’t be guaranteed after the acceptance deadline. Accept early and confirm the University has received your response by checking your status at the Join U of T website.
You may qualify for transfer credits if you have completed previous university studies, Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate courses.
Check the Transfer Explorer website for information about how your courses from another university may transfer.
For information about how your IB or AP courses may transfer, visit Enrolment Services' Transfer Credit website.
Complete the Transfer Credit Assessment Form linked below and submit it to the KPE Registrar's Office by July 2, 2020.
All completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not fax or mail forms.
You are invited to participate in the New Student Welcome Session taking place in late June-early July. In this session, you will receive instructions for course selection and registration. To register, please RSVP to the invitation sent to your email address.
Your TCard is your official University of Toronto photo identification. It will be your library card, access pass to athletic facilities and general ID card for when you write exams and pick up official documents. Your UTORid will be issued when you set up a TCard.
To set up your TCard you must provide your student number or UTORid/JOINid, leagal status and identity documents. More information about procedures and required documentation is available on the TCard website.
Once your TCard is set up, activate your UTORid account to automatically create your UTmail+ account.
All U of T students are given a U of T email address through the UTmail+ service. It’s your responsibility to activate and maintain this account. All official University correspondence will be sent to this address. You should also use your UTmail+ account to contact your instructors, staff, and other students.
Enter this new email address on your ACORN record. It’s your responsibility to update your email on ACORN and to check your UTmail+ account daily.
To create your account, visit the UTmail+ website.
If you maintained your Residence Guarantee, residence placements will be sent to qualified admitted students from June through to August. You'll receive one formal placement of residence. It's important that you respond to your residence placement by the deadline stated in the residence placement email. Be sure to check the email account you've registered in ACORN, including any junk/spam folders.
To maintain the residence guarantee, you must:
- Submit the First Year Residence Application on StarRez by March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.
- Receive and accept an admission offer from the university by June 1, 2020.
CHECK YOUR STATUS
You can follow the status of your residence application via the StarRez website. If you meet the residence guarantee criteria and haven’t received an offer by mid August, please contact U of T Housing Services at 416-978-8045 or email@example.com.
To explore your off-campus housing options, please visit the Off Campus Housing website or contact U of T Housing Service at 416-978-8045.
The University’s Assurance of Financial Support
The University of Toronto is committed to ensuring that students who are offered admission will have the financial support necessary to allow them to enter and complete their program. This assurance is based on the assumption that Canadian citizens, permanent residents and protected persons will first access the government aid for which they are eligible.
For Ontario residents, unmet need is assessed based on OSAP because it provides a uniform method of assessing student need. Unmet need for students from other Canadian provinces is assessed based on the result of their provincial government's student aid programs.
A financial counselling and resource directory is available for students on the Enrolment Services website.
THE ONTARIO STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) provides need-based financial assistance to Ontario residents who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons (recognized convention refugees). Students with recognized full-time course loads are considered for both federal and provincial interest-free student loans and grants to assist with educational and living expenses. For more information, visit the OSAP website.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Financial Aid (UTAPS)
UTAPS is for full-time students who receive the maximum government financial aid available but whose funding still doesn't cover all their university costs. UTAPS helps fill the financial gap. Ontario residents must be receiving OSAP to be considered. If you're receiving financial aid from another Canadian province, territory or a First Nations band, you may be eligible for UTAPS too. Full details about this program are available on the Enrolment Services website.
OTHER PROVINCE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Students who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons (recognized convention refugees) outside of Ontario may be eligible for financial assistance from their provincial government. Applications are usually available in late May or early June. For more information, visit the Enrolment Services website.
FACULTY OF KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRANTS
Ontario residents with unmet financial need beyond their OSAP funding may apply for grants administered by the KPE Registrar’s Office. Applications are due by November 1 for consideration in the first round of grants. For full details and to apply go to the 'Finances' section of ACORN.
OTHER GRANTS AND AWARDS
A comprehensive list of other grants, recognition awards and scholarships is available on the Award Explorer website.
BURSARY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Non-repayable assistance is available from the federal and provincial governments for OSAP recipients who have special educational expenses as a result of a disability. For more information, visit the Enrolment Services website.
BURSARY FOR STUDENTS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
The Good Samaritan Fund provides bursaries to students enrolled in the KPE undergraduate program on the basis of immediate financial need. To access this assistance, contact the KPE Registrar’s Office at 416-978-3026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set: Enrolling in your courses
The Accessible Campus Online Resource Network (ACORN) is U of T’s user-friendly and intuitive student web service. ACORN is your main tool for accessing course registration, student account information and student life resources.
Access ACORN using your JOINid/UTORid and password. Your JOINid becomes your UTORid once your TCard is issued. Login via the ACORN website.
ACORN ALLOWS YOU TO:
- Find the courses you need by course code or title using an easy search system
- Use an ‘enrolment cart’ to plan your course enrolments
- Add, drop and modify your course enrolments in real-time from a single window
- View and print your timetable
- View your daily schedule and upcoming key dates at a glance
- Access your course grades, grade point averages and your academic status
- Keep track of your undergraduate degree requirements
- View your tuition and residence fees invoice
- Order an official transcript
- Print T2202 and T4A tax receipts
- Access information about housing, health and wellness, co-curricular programs and more in one place
For more information about ACORN, visit the ACORN help website.
The first year of the KPE undergraduate program consists of five full credit equivalents of academic courses and one four-day Outdoor Project activity*. Course requirements and tentative schedules are listed below.
ANA126Y1 Elementary Human Anatomy
This is an introductory course on the anatomy of the human body. In the first term, emphasis is placed on the functional overview of anatomy of the human body using a systemic approach including the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, reproductive and neuroanatomical systems. A brief overview of histology is also integrated into this content in first term. In second term, the course covers detailed content on the upper and lower limb musculoskeletal system as well as a brief overview of the musculature of the trunk.
Instructor: Prof. Judi Laprade
Weight: 1.0 Full Credit Equivalent (FCE)
KPE100H1 Physical Cultural Studies
This course is an invitation and introduction to the social study of Kinesiology, physical education, sport, health, the body and bodies, etc. The goal is to explore and discuss society and culture, particularly as it is stratified along lines of ability, race, gender, class, and sexuality, and to study social issues in kinesiology like violence and performance enhancing drugs. Overall, students are encouraged to use course concepts in developing their own assessments of the social world of kinesiology and physical education.
Instructor: Prof. Simon Darnell
Weight: 0.5 FCE
KPE120H1 Foundations of Sport, Exercise, and Health Psychology
This is an introductory level course that will aid students’ familiarization with psychological concepts and applications in sport, exercise, and health settings. This course will introduce students to some of the core topics, underlying theories and basic psychological skills within the area of sport, exercise, and health psychology. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on practical familiarization with the basic psychological concepts common to both sporting and exercise contexts. This course serves as a foundation for upper-year classes.
Instructor: Prof. Linda Trinh
Weight: 0.5 FCE
KPE160H1 Fundamentals of Human Movement
This is an interdisciplinary course introducing biomechanics and neuro-motor behaviour. It describes how humans control the position and movement of their bodies in the gravitational field of earth. This includes systems for description, measurement and development of healthy posture, movements, flexibility and stability. The central role of the nervous system in sensation, perception and the control of motor behaviour, along with introductory principles of motor learning and motor development are also considered. This course will be integrated with KPE182H1.
KPE161H1 Fitness: Principles and Practice
An introduction to the components of physical fitness and fitness itself from physiological, behavioural and physical culture points of view. Strength, endurance, flexibility and speed will be examined from their biological basis, their importance to human movement and how each of these components can be altered with appropriate training.
Instructor: Prof. Tim Taha
Weight: 0.5 FCE
KPE162H1 Personal Health
Among the determinants of health are many lifestyle factors about which we may exercise personal choice – physical activity, nutrition, hygiene, drug use, vehicular safety, sexual practices, use of health-care services, and so on. This course focuses on patterns and prevention of diseases, and their relationships with these personal choices. The inter-relationships of various lifestyle choices and the social context in which these choices are made are strong themes throughout. Topics covered include: physical activity and health; reproduction and contraception; healthy sexuality and sexual abuse; immunity and infectious disease, including those transmitted sexually; nutrition; substance use and abuse; cardiovascular diseases; cancer; environmental health; and health care / self-care practices.
Instructor: Prof. Doug Richards
Weight: 0.5 FCE
KPE182H1 Introduction to Movement Observation and Evaluation
Through the investigation of joint range of motion, fitness, stability, and various types of feedback, students will develop the skills needed to observe and critically evaluate movement patterns that commonly occur in sport, clinical, workplace and recreational settings, and ti design and implement relevant exercise sessions. Students will also be encouraged to develop self-awareness of their own fitness and movement patterns.
Coordinator: Prof. David Frost
Weight: 0.5 FCE
KPE190H1 Inquiry in Kinesiology and Physical Education
Inquiry is the process of trying to come to an understanding about a problem, an issue or a phenomenon. In this course students develop the foundational skills necessary to critically consider and challenge the ways in which questions and problems are formulated, the purpose and use of research, and the manner in which conclusions are reached, and used, across the range of fields of inquiry in kinesiology. Particular attention is given to experiential learning processes to generate robust understandings of the philosophical foundation of research as a way to understand how modes of inquiry are shaped and undertaken.
Instructor: Prof. Adam Ali
Weight: 0.5 FCE
ODP100H1 Introduction to Outdoor Project I
The student will be introduced to many forms of outdoor recreation. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring the skills for various watercraft. In addition, activities related to cooperation and leadership will be experienced.
Coordinator: Prof. Jack Goodman
Weight: No credit value. This is a required non-academic activity
*As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the upcoming ODP courses (ODP100, ODP200 and ODP300) scheduled for late August and early September 2020 have been postponed. This decision was not taken lightly but was necessary given the current guidance from public health authorities, our commitment to the health and safety of all students, and the advanced academic planning that must be completed to ensure the quality of the programming. Over the next few months, planning will be underway for offerings of these courses in 2021.
Year I Other Division Elective
A half-credit other division elective is required for the first year of the KPE undergraduate degree program. Choose an elective that suits your interests and goals.
Electives may be taken at the St. George Campus or you may choose electives at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus or University of Toronto Scarborough campus if it is convenient for you.
Weight: 0.5 FCE
Please visit the KPE Timetable webpage for links to KPE and elective timetables.
Ontario's response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data bout the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its, students, faculty and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.
Our online timetable planner helps you visualize your schedule for the fall and winter terms. Click the link below.
COURSE LECTURE TIMES
The majority of your required first-year courses have fixed meeting times. These courses form the core of your timetable. For KPE182H1, you may choose one of two class meeting times.
Tutorials are smaller group learning sessions and are listed on the timetable as TUT. In some courses you may be asked to choose a tutorial section when registering for your course on ACORN.
PRA188Y1 LAB AND TUTORIAL BLOCK
The PRA188Y1 Lab and Tutorial Block is not an academic course, but a scheduling tool you can use to enrol in labs and tutorials for select courses. The Lab and Tutorial Block maximizes your timetable by clustering lab and tutorial times for your courses on Fridays. In some cases, you may have labs and tutorials for two courses during the same time period on an alternating basis.
To enrol in the PRA188Y1 lab and tutorial block, select one of the twenty-four sections (PRA0101 - 0124) and add it the same way you would add a course on ACORN. Ensure that the section you choose works for both your first and second term.
The KPE182H1 courses meets in smaller sections of 20-30 students. Choose one of the ten sections listed on the timetable. The content taught in each section will be the same; however, the instructor of the class will vary by section.
Other Division ELECTIVE
Search for an appropriate other division elective using the links on the Timetable webpage.
You may also use the Course Finder option on ACORN to search for courses by term, subject or offering time.
Choose a course that suits your interests and fits into your timetable. It is advisable to have several back-up options planned for your elective course.
Consider enrolling in a second term course (S section code) to balance your timetable. You may enrol in a first term course (F section code) or a full year course (Y section code); however this will result in an unbalanced timetable. If you enrol in a full credit elective (Y section code) the course will also contribute to your second year elective requirement.
If you receive transfer credits for previous university studies, IB or AP courses, you may qualify for enrolment in upper year courses or electives. Please make an appointment with the KPE Academic Advisor for assistance with course and timetable planning.
KPE COURSE ENROLMENT BEGINS ON JULY 14, 2020
You can start enrolling in your courses at 6:00 a.m. on July 14, 2020 using the ACORN system. Login to ACORN and add the courses below to your enrolled course list. It is recommended that you enrol in your courses early.
- ANA126Y1 Y L9101*
- KPE100H1 S L0101 and select one section from T0101-T0112
- KPE120H1 F L9101
- KPE160H1 F L9101
- KPE161H1 S L0101*
- KPE162H1 S L0101*
- KPE182H1 F L9101 and select one section from P9101-P9110
- KPE190H1 F L9101 and select one section from T9101-T9114
- PRA188Y1 Y *Select one section from P9101-9124. This is your lab and tutorial block for ANA126Y1, KPE161H1, KPE162H1
Other Division ELECTIVE ENROLMENT BEGINS ON AUG 5, 2020
Enrolment for St. George Campus other division electives will begin at 6:00 a.m. on August 5, 2020. It is recommended that you enrol in your courses early for the best selection.
If you encounter a full course while enrolling, it is recommend that you add yourself to the waiting list for the course. The waiting list will help you preserve your space ‘in line’ so you do not have to check frequently for an opening in the course.
If you are waitlisted for your preferred other division elective course it is recommended that you also select a back-up option in case you do not get into your preferred course.
ESTIMATE OF COSTS FOR THE 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR
$8,100 (approximately): domestic tuition fees (based on 100% course load enrolment and $400 Outdoor Project course)
$40,000 (approximately): international tuition fees (based on 100% course load enrolment and $400 Outdoor Project course)
$1,500: books and supplies
$12,000 - $20,000: residence estimate, if applicable
Information about full tuition fees charged, fees owing and the Minimum Required Payment to Register (MPR) will be posted on ACORN in mid-July. You will be invoiced for the tuition fees owing; however, you may choose to pay the fees on a term basis. The MPR for first term is due on September 2, 2020.
STEPS TO PAY YOUR FEES
1. Login to ACORN and click on ‘Financial Account’ to view your invoice.
2. Pay at least the MPR on your invoice by September 2, 2020.
3. Choose from the following payment options:
- Tuition payments made within Canada may be processed though a Canadian financial institution.
- Payments from outside of Canada may be made through WU GlobalPay or with a bank draft or money order in Canadian funds.
- You may pay tuition fees using Visa or Mastercard via ACORN. A 1.75% Convenience Fee applies.
- Convert Aeroplan Miles and TD Travel Rewards Program points into $250 worth of credits towards your fees.
Detailed payment options and instructions are available at the Student Accounts website.
4. It will usually take 2-5 business days for your payment to show on the ACORN system. When your payment is received your registration status on ACORN changes from invited (INVIT) to registered (REG).
DEFERRING YOUR TUITION FEES
If you applied for and have been assessed for at least $1 of government student aid, you may request to defer your fees through the ACORN system. A deferral means that you can achieve registered status and delay the MPR deadline until late September. If you are receiving OSAP the first installment of your funding will be deposited into your student account in early September. Any balance remaining for the first term is due by the end of September.
Students with financial aid from other provinces may defer their fees online if information about their loans/grants has been received by the University of Toronto Enrolment Services.
Full instructions for deferring your fees are available on the Fees and Awards webpage.
If you are receiving scholarship funding and the amount is greater than the MPR, you may request a tuition deferral. You must provide the KPE Registrar’s Office with a copy of the scholarship letter, a print out of your ACORN tuition invoice and a completed ‘Request to Register Without Payment’ form by the September 2, 2020 deferral deadline. For more information, please visit the Fees and Awards webpage.
Go: Engage in campus activities
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education highly values equity and social inclusion and aspires to have diverse representation among students, staff and faculty.
It is a Faculty-wide expectation that every member of FKPE (students, TAs, staff, instructors) actively works to collectively create an inclusive culture through compassionate and supportive behaviour.
This requires a continuous commitment to fostering mutual respect across all interactions and written communication among students, TAs, instructors and staff within FKPE spaces. We do not tolerate disrespect, discrimination, harassment, bullying and any other behaviour that threatens an equitable and inclusive environment, directed at students, TAs, staff or instructors.
For any concerns about behaviour that is contrary to respectful and inclusive interactions OR any ideas to enhance a culture of inclusivity, students, TAs, staff and instructors can contact the KPEUA , KPEGS, the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Director of Graduate Studies.
The ODP100H1 Camp
Introduction to Outdoor Physical Activity and the Environment
ODP100H1 is a degree requirement in the undergraduate program. In ODP100H1 you will be introduced to the many forms of outdoor physical activity. You will also have the opportunity to participate in activities related to cooperation and leadership.
In addition to being introduced to the many forms of outdoor physical activity, this is where you will meet and bond with your classmates through team-building activities. The friends you make in ODP100H1 will last through the undergraduate program and beyond. Don’t miss this opportunity!
As a result of the COVID-19 situation, the upcoming ODP courses (ODP100, ODP200 and ODP300) scheduled for late August and early September 2020 have been postponed. This decision was not taken lightly but was necessary given the current guidance from public health authorities, our commitment to the health and safety of all students, and the advanced academic planning that must be completed to ensure the quality of the programming. Over the next few moths, planning will be underway for offerings of these courses in 2021. The Registrar's Office will provide you with details of the course enrolment at a later date.
The $400.00 fee for ODP100H1 will be added to your tuition invoice when you add the course on ACORN.
Detailed preparation information will be made available to you once you are enrolled in the course.
September 8 - 11, 2020
Orientation consists of a variety of events and activities which take place before the start of the term. These events and activities are organized by the Kinesiology and Physical Education Undergraduate Association (KPEUA), the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU). Explore life on St. George campus, have fun with your classmates and meet the U of T community!
Some of the activities taking place during Orientation are open to all students and other Orientation activities require you to submit a registration form along with payment.
You are highly encouraged to participate in all Orientation activities.
Orientation details are available on the KPEUA website.
Academic classes begin on September 10, 2020. Check your personal schedule on ACORN for information about your schedule and classrooms. You can also refer to the published timetables for course schedule information on the Timetables webpage.
ONLINE CAMPUS MAP
Use the online campus map to find the locations of your KPE and elective classes. Classroom locations are listed on ACORN and are also published on the timetables. Location information consists of a two letter building code followed by the room number in that building. For example, the location BA 1160 represents room 1160 in the Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street.
THE 10 MINUTE RULE
All academic classes that are listed as starting on the hour will actually begin at 10 minutes after the hour. This will give you time to get from one class to another if you have back-to-back classes scheduled on your timetable.
Quercus is U of T's online course communication system. Your instructors will post their course outline, lab and tutorial schedules, and various course notices and policies via Quercus. Some instructors will also post your course assignment, midterm test and essay grades on Quercus. The majority of your courses will become active on Quercus during the first week of classes. Login to Quercus using your UTORid.
Your course instructors will provide you with information related to the required and optional textbooks for your course during the first class or on the Quercus course site. It is best to wait until you have received specific information from your instructor about the textbook edition and purchase location so you do not buy the wrong textbook.
We are a small, friendly, close-knit community embedded within U of T’s St. George Campus. KPE offers a wide range of student support services to help you make the most of your university experience – inside and outside of the classroom.
New students can meet with KPE's Academic Advisor by appointment. This is your opportunity to explore your personal strengths and dreams in a supportive environment to assist you with personal goal setting and decision making. If you experience any challenges during your time at U of T, it is recommended that you make an appointment with the Academic Advisor as soon as possible. For more information about academic advising and booking instructions, please visit the Student Services webpage.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS SKILLS
Your first year of studies at U of T will be challenging. To support you with your transition to university studies, KPE has partnered with the Academic Success Centre to offer the services of an onsite Learning Strategist. Build your academic skills by attending an academic skill workshop or by meeting one-on-one with our learning strategist. For information about our fall workshop and appointment schedule, please visit the Student Services webpage.
Our graduates are well prepared to pursue a variety of careers or post graduate studies. KPE has partnered with U of T Career Exploration and Education to offer the services of an onsite Career Educator. Explore your passions, strengths and opportunities by attending a career learning workshop or by meeting one-on-one with our career educator. For information about our fall workshop and appointment schedule, please visit the Student Services webpage.
KPE’s Health Sciences Writing Centre provides free individualized, confidential writing instruction to help you develop your writing skills and improve your capacity to plan, organize, write and revise academic papers. Writing instructors can also help you manage any ESL/EFL language challenges. Visit the Health Sciences Writing Centre website for more information and to book an appointment.
During your studies at U of T you may experience stress related to schedules, exams, relationships, or unexpected challenges. The Faculty, in partnership with the U of T Health and Wellness Centre, offers confidential counselling services to undergraduate students enrolled at KPE. Many students find it helpful to meet with a counsellor who 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.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre
The Centre has a mandate to conduct intake, accept disclosure and reporting of sexual violence, and provide support to individual members of the university community who have experienced or been affected by sexual violence. Please visit The Centre's website for more information.
You are encouraged to review the online sexual violence prevention module before attending the Outdoor Project 100 camp and Orientation Week.
CONCUSSION OR ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT
KPE has partnered with Accessibility Services to provide support to students with concussion or acquired brain injury symptoms. If you hit your head or experience a strong jolt to your body you should seek immediate medical attention and then consult with the Academic Advisor about your next steps. You will be referred to register with Accessibility Services so a support system can be put into place to help you manage academic issues while you recover. Academic advising appointment booking instructions are available on the Student Services webpage.
YOUR PROFESSORS AND TAs
The professors, course instructors and Teaching Assistants at the University of Toronto are committed to helping you succeed. All course instructors will offer office hours for students enrolled in their course. This is a great opportunity for you to connect with a professor about their research and course content. You can view professor profiles on the Meet the Faculty webpage. Course TAs will lead smaller group learning activities including tutorials and labs and are another great resource for information about research and course content.
KPE Connect Peer-Mentors
Upper year peer-mentors are available over the summer to assist you with your questions about courses, transition to university studies, and what life is like as a BKIN student. Starting in mid June, newsletters will be emailed to you by a peer-mentor on a regular basis. You will also receive an invitation to join the KPE Connect Facebook group.
International Student Experience Ambassadors
Are you an international student? Have questions about student life at U of T and living in Toronto? Connect with an ISE Ambassador before you arrive! They can help answer your questions and guide you to the information and resources that you need. Visit the ISE Ambassador website for more information.
KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATE ASSOCIATION (KPEUA)
A recognized student society representing 1,000 undergraduate students in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, the KPEUA provides the ultimate student life experience, which includes various resources such as leadership opportunities, outreach and inclusivity, all in an equitable environment. We are committed to creating events and initiatives that encompass the interests of the student body in a transparent manner.
Find out more about the KPEUA and their activities online.
The Division of Student Life at U of T offers a variety of programs and services to help you build skills, find community and integrate your learning. You can access all these student-centered resources on the Student Life website.
- Academic Success
- Accessibility Services
- Career Exploration and Education
- Centre for Community Partnerships
- Centre for International Experience
- Clubs and Leadership Development
- Family Care Office
- Hart House
- Health and Wellness Centre
- Indigenous Student Services
- Mentorship and Peer Programs
- Multi-Faith Centre
- Sexual and Gender Diversity Office
KPE and the University of Toronto offer a wealth of co-curricular opportunities to help you build community, stay healthy and compliment your learning in the classroom. Get involved and build a university experience tailored to your interests.
CO-CURRICULAR RECORD (CCR)
Many jobs and leadership opportunities are recognized activities on the CCR, which allows you to build your experience and tell your story. An official record of the University, the CCR helps you to discover opportunities outside the classroom that further your learning, experience and skills. These activities connect you to the U of T community and help prepare you for future study, employment and community engagement upon graduation. To learn more, visit the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network website.
The MoveU program is focused on encouraging physical activity and promoting a healthy active lifestyle while allowing students to explore their environment and interact with peers.
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is one of the lead MoveU partners. The Faculty also supports all U of T students by providing an array of co-curricular physical activities that strive to find a fit for everybody. There are drop-in and instructional programs in fitness, aquatics, dance, sport and martial arts as well as special events throughout the year.
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is the largest employer of students on campus and offers numerous student leadership and volunteer opportunities. You can participate as a member of the Council on Athletics and Recreation, the Intramural Sport Council or a peer team that helps design and deliver programming such as the MoveU Crew or the Equity Movement Team. You can work as a game manager, referee, support program promoter, outreach programmer, event support and more! Find out more on the KPE Student Jobs webpage.
The intramural program offers several different levels of competition in many different sports through regular leagues, tournaments and special events. You can participate as a member of a faculty or college team, or can form or join “open” teams that bring participants from smaller programs or student clubs together. Visit the Intramurals website for more information about the program.
A big part of the University of Toronto experience is Varsity Blues athletics. Whether you are a Varsity athlete, a student, staff member, or a fan, U of T is committed to giving everyone enough team spirit to #BleedBlue!
The Varsity Blues program provides students with the unique opportunity to pursue athletic excellence and a challenging academic program at one of the world’s leading public research universities. Student-athletes are promoted through our online home at varsityblues.ca, as well as through Facebook (/VarsityBlues), Twitter @Varsity_Blues, Instagram @VarsityBlues and YouTube (/UofTVarsityBlues).
It’s your responsibility to be aware of policies, procedures and deadlines in effect during your time as a U of T student. It’s also your responsibility to attend classes regularly, keep your work up to date and to complete assignments as required.
A complete listing of policies and procedures is available in the current Undergraduate Academic Calendar.
Course specific policies can be found in the course outline posted on Quercus.
Petitions and Appeals
We want all students in the Faculty to be treated equitably and fairly. However, there can be valid reasons why students should be granted an exception from our policies and procedures. Consideration will be given if you are experiencing problems that are beyond your control. Most of these situations concern illness, personal problems, accidents, family difficulties, etc. Please contact the Academic Advisor in the KPE Registrar’s Office for support and assistance with petitions and appeals. More information about petition procedures is available on the Petitions & Appeals webpage.
Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters and Code of Student Conduct
U of T trusts you not to cheat, plagiarize, discriminate, harass people, disrupt classes/activities or use technology in an unauthorized or inappropriate way. We know you don’t want to do these things either, so to make sure you understand our codes of conduct, please refer to the Governing Council website.