Admission Requirements

Ontario Requirements

    • Completion of O.S.S.D.
    • Six Grade 12 U/M courses, including
      • ENG4U English
      • SBI4U Biology
      • One of: MHF4U Advanced Functions OR MCV4U Calculus and Vectors
        (applicants without MCV4U will be required to take an eqivalent calculus course in Level 1)
    • Anticipated Admission Average: 87% - 90%


If you are NOT an Ontario High School Student...

Details on admission requirements, for students applying from Out-of Province, college graduates, the United States and other countries, can be found on the Registrar's Office Admission website

PLEASE NOTE:  If you hold a university degree, you are not eligible to apply to the kinesiology program.


Transfer Students

Transfer/Application to Kinesiology I

In-course, McMaster students seeking transfer/admission to Honours Kinesiology I for the following Fall/Winter session must submit an Application for Admission through MOSAIC by the stated deadline (normally early April). The application allows students to rank four program choices. Additionally, transfer students must submit the mandatory Supplemental Application to the Department of Kinesiology by the stated deadline. Students will be notified of their eligibility for transfer to Honours Kinesiology I on their grade reports in June. McMaster students interested in transferring may contact the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant (Kinesiology) or the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Studies). Students transferring from another university should see the Admission Requirements and Application Procedures sections of the Undergraduate Calendar. A limited number of exceptionally qualified students are admitted each year. To be considered, applicants must have an average of at least 9.0 (B+) in a minimum of 24 units of university work, taken on a full-time basis, including an average of at least 6.0 in  BIOLOGY 1A03 and 1M03. Given the number of required units and prerequisites of Kinesiology courses, transfer students may not be able to complete the requirements in three additional years of study.

The supplementary application can submitted online by selecting the HTML icon or download a PDF file and submit a hardcopy.

Supplementary Application ie pdf

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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