Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaching (KPAC)

The Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaching (KPAC) Program is a peer leadership 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 hosts drop-in academic coaching sessions in Irving K Barber and facilitate academic skills workshops throughout term 1 and 2.

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.


Drop-In Academic Coaching

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 confidential 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.

Sessions begin September 17, and are available on a drop-in basis, on the following days:

  • Wednesday, 12-3pm
  • Thursday, 12-3pm


Academic Skills Workshops

KPAC host two academic skills workshops each term to help support you in developing effective study skills and approaches to your learning. Our first workshop, “How to Handle Midterms”, will be held on Thursday, September 27th between 12:30pm – 2:00pm in Friedman 153.

Want to come along? Find out more about the event on Facebook here


Meet your Coaches


Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

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 now closed

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 kpac.coaching@gmail.com