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  • Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology
  • Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology
  • Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology
  • Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology
  • Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology
  • Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology
  • Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology


Our vision is to be the leading undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology program in Canada and among the world's best in strategic areas of strength through innovation and excellence in research, teaching and service.

Detailed vision statement click here


Our mission is the discovery, communication and application of knowledge through the multi-disciplinary study of human movement, exercise and the relationships between physical activity and health. This approach incorporates biological, psychological, sociological, historical, organizational and professional practice perspectives. We aim to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and discovery, and strive to prepare our students to become leaders and valued members of society.


Latest News & Events

Grad Research Day, Monday May 25, 2015, 8:45am


May 25, 2015 marks the second annual Grad Research Day where senior undergraduates, students from our MSc and PhD programs, and post docs share their ideas and findings with the rest of the department in presentations and posters.  Abstracts (due May 8th) are peer reviewed, and will be judged by a panel of distinguished guests and professors.  Conference will be held in the Fitzhenry Studios, DBAC 2nd floor, from 8:45am to 3:30pm. The preliminary schedule is here.  Judging criteria are here.


Joan Heimbecker Memorial Video

The 15th Annual Heimbecker Cup is April 2, 2015 and we hope everyone is excited for the big game! However, some of you may be less aware of Joan's story and what today is really all about. Please take a few minutes to watch this video in memory of Joan and to remind us that this event is about more than just a game.


Don't forget to buy your tickets and wear your t-shirts today to support this great cause!!!

Matt, Aaron, and Derek


Jennifer Heisz and students


Current Research in Engineering, Science, & Technology (CREST) Meeting


First place:

Examining the Relationship between Acute Aerobic Exercise and Long-Term Memory in Younger Adults 

Hanna Fang, A.Chen and J.J. Heisz


Second place:

Exercise Prescription for Brain Health: Determining the Intensity of Aerobic Exercise Needed for Optimal Cognitive Function in Aging

Ana Kovacevic and J.J. Heisz


Third place:

Understanding the Relationship between Arterial Stiffness and Cognition in Older Adults

Daria Shkredova, H. Fang, N.T. D’Isabella, M.J. MacDonald, J.J. Heisz and A. Tang


Fourth place:

Investigating Sex Differences in Endothelial Function in Older Adults 

Natalie D’Isabella, D.A. Shkredova, H. Fang, M.J. MacDonald, J.J. Heisz and A. Tang

Krista Madsen Baker

Everything you need to know about running shoes

We look at the anatomy of a running shoe, how to get the right fit, and other shoe shopping tips.  read more

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship awarded to two McMaster stalwarts

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Vladimir Ljubicic

Vladimir Ljubicic Faculty’s newest CRC

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Matthew Stork

How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout

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Contact Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology is located in the Ivor Wynne Centre (IWC) and IWC East Building, on the northeast side of the university's central campus.
Department of Kinesiology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Ivor Wynne Centre
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1