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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

Finding their whey back: researchers pinpoint ideal protein to help seniors rebuild lost muscle

Friday, 12 October 2018

Kinesiology researchers found that protein did not stop lean muscle loss caused by inactivity, however, whey supplements helped to rebuild muscle once the participants activities... Read more

Jennifer Heisz unpacks new study that suggests the human brain may be hard-wired for laziness

Friday, 21 September 2018

Jennifer Heisz, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology, was interviewed by CBC Radio and also did a series of high profile interviews across the... Read more

Kinesiology students' project to help refugees in South Asia

Monday, 9 July 2018

A group of McMaster kinesiology students have developed a pilot project they hope will improve sanitation conditions at the largest and most densely populated refugee... Read more

MSc Student Michelle Ogrodnik National Contest Winner

Monday, 28 May 2018

MSc student Michelle Ogrodnik is one of the winners of national Storytellers contest for communicating research with impact. Watch Michelle tell how her SSHRC-funded research... Read more

Professor Audrey Hicks named Woman Leader of CSEP

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Professor Audrey Hicks has been named one of eight Women Leaders of CSEP, recognizing individuals who have made major and significant contributions to the Canadian... Read more

Aimee Nelson Recognized with Canada Research Chair

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Associate Professor Aimee Nelson has been renewed as a Canada Research Chair. This program recognizes researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders (Tier 1)... Read more

Research Suggests Exercise Breaks Improve Learning & Attention

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

New research by Assistant Professor Jennifer Heisz and her team in the NeuroFitLab suggests that brief exercise breaks during lectures can help university students focus... Read more

Protein Supplements Shown to Improve Muscle Size

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Dietary protein supplements significantly improve muscle strength and size when taken by healthy adults who lift weights, according to new research by Professor Stuart Phillips... Read more

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