Bachelor of Kinesiology

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The Bachelor of Kinesiology degree provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human movement that includes both the art (e.g., psychology, sociology, history) and science (e.g., physiology, motor learning and control, biomechanics) of human movement as it relates to exercise science, athletic performance and promotion of long-term health outcomes. In this program students select one of the following majors, enabling them to focus their learning in senior courses according to a specialized area of interest:

  • Adapted Physical Activity provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to facilitate physically active lifestyles for people with impairments.
  • Physical Activity and Health provides students with an understanding of and appreciation for the importance of physical activity as it relates to health, fitness and well-being over the lifespan. Biopsychosocial factors influencing acquisition and maintenance of physical activity and health will be emphasized.
  • Sport Performance provides students with an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the multifaceted aspects of sport performance.
  • Individualized Major(self-designed) affords students the opportunity to design a combination or collection of courses that meets their individual interests and needs, provided that an opportunity to pursue their area of interest is not available through the other four majors. It may also enable students who choose to spend one term or year abroad an opportunity to design a major area of study around their international courses. This must be done in consultation with an Undergraduate Programs Advisor and requires approval of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs).

The courses you take with the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation can vary depending on what your interests are. Study streams are related to the study of human movement and include: psychology, sociology, history, physiology and motor learning biomechanics.

KIN 100 - Human Anatomy
KIN 103 - Integrative Human Physiology
KIN 200 - Physiology of Exercise
KRLS 204 - Canadian History of Leisure, Sport & Health
KIN 209 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
KIN 240 - Introduction to Sports Injury Management
KIN 303 - Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity
KRLS 304 - Advanced Sociology of Sport & Leisure
KRLS 401 - Applied Ethics in Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise 
KIN 435 - Applied Resistance Training

Admission Requirements (by major)

Adapted Physical Activity
Physical Activity and Health
Sport Performance


* Sport Coaching — effective July 1, 2021 students will no longer be able to select the Sport Coaching major part of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree stream. Declaration and enrolment in the Sport Coaching major will no longer be available as the program has been suspended. Students who have already declared this major will be able to complete their programs as planned. Prospective students or students who have yet to declare a major and are interested in the Coaching discipline area may wish to explore the Sport Performance major with BKin or the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree.


Career opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Kinesiology include kinesiologist, exercise and fitness specialist, strength and conditioning specialist, coach or further study in areas such as medicine, physical therapy or athletic therapy.

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