McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Adapted Physical Activity (M.A.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Description Adapted physical activity is a professional branch of kinesiology which deals with people who have special needs in the context of physical activity. In many cases this involves individuals with disabilities, but in reality it includes anyone requiring special assistance for optimal development at some point in their lives. Thus, adapted physical activity is more about individualizing instruction, matching personal strengths and interests with appropriate activities and adapting environments to promote full participation in physical activity, regardless of the population being studied. The McGill research team emphasizes motor behavior, motivation, and self-determination; as well as intervention strategies that promote personal autonomy. Students are encouraged to seek their own research questions within these constraints. The individuals who have kindly participated in this research program include those with an intellectual disability, learning disability, developmental coordination disorder, and autism.
Website: Adapted Physical Activity (M.A.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: June 28, 2012