The Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Health Science offers courses, research and professional training leading to a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Fitness Science (MFSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.
Our masters and doctoral program will prepare you for opportunities for advanced study in the following research streams:
- Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
- Neural and Biomechanical Control of Movement
- Health and Fitness Behaviours
- Socio-Cultural and Policy Studies in Sport and Physical Activity
- PHD candidate, Jacqueline Kathnelson (Will Gage, supervisor) breaking down taboos surrounding sexuality after spinal cord injury.
- Dr. Lucia Gagliese recognized for her work earns a Kalanithi Writing Award.
- Drs. Ali Abdul Sater and Michael Rotondi are both awarded CIHR funding to support research on inflammatory disease and improving measurement of urban Indigenous children's health.
- A pilot study led by PhD candidate Loren Yavelberg (Veronica Jamnik, supervisor) shows wearable tech may aid in insulin dosing during exercise for those with diabetes.
- PhD candidates Catherine Bellissimo and Patrick Turnbull (Chris Perry, supervisor) earn provincial research awards at the Ontario Exercise Physiology (OE) Conference held January 2019.
- Study led by Dr. Jennifer Kuk, shows faster weight loss no better than slow weight loss for health benefits.
- New research led by Dr. David Hood, identifies protein that affects muscle health during exercise.
- Drs. Tara Haas, Emilie Roudier, Rolando Ceddia and Christopher Perry new research could be considered a breakthrough discovery in understanding obesity-associated events that worsen an individual's health.
- Dr. Angelo Belcastro has been named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP), a distinguished designation among physiology professionals
- Dr. Michael Connor research suggests supplements could improve cancer treatment in obese patients
- Dr. Denise Henriques uses point-to-point researching to understand more complex movements
- York University’s Kinesiology and Health Science program is the best in Canada, according to a new ranking released by Shanghai Ranking’s 2017 Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.
- Dr. David Hood and his team identifies protein that benefits muscle health during exercise.
- Dr. Loriann Hynes, winner of the Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award presented by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Assocation (CATA)