Master of Human Kinetics Concentration in Intervention and Consultation (MHK)

Help people strengthen their mental performance and well-being.

The Intervention and Consultation program provides you with the knowledge and skills to educate and counsel individuals and teams in various sport and physical activity contexts. It prepares you to conduct sound assessments and develop tailored mental skills programs for the achievement of performance and well-being goals. It’s the only sport psychology program in Canada that fully prepares you to be recognized as a mental performance consultant (MPC) by the Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA).

Complete an internship that will prepare you for your professional journey.

Your training involves completing essential coursework and a 400-hour supervised internship with one of various sport clubs or renowned organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Most MPCs move on to private practice. Some even take their skills to other performance-focused fields such as the military, academia, business and the performing arts.

Learn from the best and build your network.

The University of Ottawa is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for its sports-related graduate programs. The Intervention and Consultation program has been developed and is run by experienced MPCs who have raised industry standards through their own private practices and the key roles they play in the CSPA, the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport, the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, the Coaching Association of Canada, and Curling and Volleyball Canada.

“The MHK was essential in developing my core professional competencies to become a successful practitioner. The program is unparalleled in its breadth and depth of learning opportunities. Through rich coursework, outstanding mentorship and strong communities of practice, I felt prepared and supported to build an innovative career as a mental performance consultant.

-- Poppy DesClouds

Mental performance consultant (MPC)
SEWP Lab, School of Human Kinetics, uOttawa
Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA) professional member

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Coursework + 400-hour supervised internship (16 months)


  • Full-time enrolment
  • In-person courses
  • Courses in fall and winter; supervised internship in spring-summer
  • Courses taught in English
  • Course sequence

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Questions on admissions? Email the graduate studies office at the School of Human Kinetics.

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