Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo



The Department of Kinesiology is 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.

Our comprehensive curriculum engages students in experiential learning. Students are taught by outstanding faculty, have access to state of the art teaching and research labs, and benefit from our active hands-on approach to learning.


Biology students develop a range of skills that are easily transferred to a wide range of careers.

Graduates have pursued careers in the following areas:

  • Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant
  • Ergonomics Consultant
  • Kinesiologist in Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Director of a Wellness Clinic
  • Benefits Claims Adjuster
  • University Student Advisor
  • Massage Therapist
  • Director of Programming for the YWCA

Areas of Research


Virtually tour the following state-of-the-art labs and facilities of the Department of Kinesiology.


Anatomy Lab

Institute for Applied Heath Sciences Building


Kinesiology Labs

Ivor Wynne Centre

Featured Destination: Physical Activity Centre for Excellence in Health Research

Many Kinesiology professors undertake their research in the Physical Activity Centre for Excellence in Health Research (PACE). The centre is state-of-the-art and contains some of the most sophisticated exercise rehabilitation equipment in the world. The research laboratories and community programs provide opportunities for undergraduate students to gain both evidence-based practical and theory-based research experiences.

Virtual 360 Video