Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaching (KPAC)

The Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaching (KPAC) Program is a peer academic support program that supports the undergraduate student learning experience. The program is run by a team of dedicated volunteer student leaders who assist Kinesiology students build a base of knowledge and academic skills in their first year to enhance their learning in upper year classes.

KPAC is a student-driven program, overseen by the Vice President Academic in the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS) and advised by the Student Engagement Officer in the School of Kinesiology.

Become a leader in the KINmunity and develop valuable career-building skills such as:

  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Event planning and delivery
  • Communication skills (public speaking, active-listening)
  • Facilitation skills
  • Time Management

Applications are open until 11:59PM, Sunday July 22, 2018.  To apply, visit: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25ZirJ8tqn5ywIJ

The demands and academic expectations in first year university are quite different to high school and college and this experience brings new ways of learning that can be both exciting and challenging. KPAC Coaches are here to support you with the transition.  We are senior Kinesiology students trained to support you build a base of knowledge and academic skills to enhance your learning in upper year classes and make the most out of your academic experience. We host one-on-one coaching conversations and cover topics such as:

  • Building an academic success plan
  • Learning time management strategies
  • Academic goal setting
  • Note taking skills, and more...

Academic Coaching sessions are held in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on the 3rd Floor in the Learning Commons.

Starting the week of September 17, coaches will be available on a drop-in basis, on the following days:

  • Wednesday, 12-4pm
  • Thursday, 12-4pm

  • Bring a willingness and desire to learn
  • Be open and honest with your coach
  • Commit to taking action
  • Make skill development a daily habit

We recognize that everyone has different needs, but to begin, we focus on 30 minute appointments.  This will give us time to get to know you a little better, discuss what your immediate and long term academic needs are and then assist you in taking the next step.  You can come to one appointment, or multiple appointments throughout each term.  Ultimately, we're here to help you make the most out of your learning experience.

We host office hours in Irving K Barber and conduct one-on-one coaching conversations as well as facilitate academic skills workshops throughout term 1 and 2.

Workshops for 2018/19 are currently under development.

Some examples of past workshops (2017/18) include:

How to Write Lab Reports
Welcome to university, where Lab Reports are not as simple as they seem! This workshop will help you organize, cite, and structure your lab reports.

KIN 151 Workshop
This workshop is here to help you succeed in Biomechanics.

The Final Countdown: How to Handle Final Exams!
Final exams can be a stressful time across campus; KPAC is here for you! We provide a workshop intended to help you prepare for and write your final exams, while keeping your sanity.

If you have any questions or inquiries, contact vp.academic@kus.ubc.ca