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Kinesiology (BKin)


Laurier’s Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) program is the study of human movement, sport and physical activity using the sciences, humanities and social sciences. We value a broad approach to the disciplines of kinesiology and physical activity, where the application of theoretical knowledge is key. That means in addition to taking practicum/activity courses in fundamental and applied movement skills, you’ll study physical activity through the integrative perspectives of psychology, motor control, sociology, biomechanics, history, physiology, health and philosophy.

You may choose to focus your studies in one of four concentration areas, which will appear on your transcript: Health and Rehabilitation; Human Movement and Performance; Physical Activity Promotion; and Teaching, Coaching and Management.

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Program Highlights

  • We believe that learning happens both inside and outside the classroom, which is why our kinesiology students are required to complete 2 community-based practical experience placements. Some of our courses will also require you to engage in practical, hands-on learning experiences, such as fitness testing, injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, and the organization of events for local youth.
  • Our kinesiology facilities include teaching and research laboratories in exercise physiology, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics, health, and motor learning and control. We have practicum courses in physical activity instruction that involve the use of weight training and fitness equipment, our Olympic-length pool, world-class gymnasium, soccer field and stadium.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations in Kinesiology
  • Fundamentals of Motor Learning and Control
  • Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Human Regional Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Health
  • Fundamentals of Biomechanics
  • Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Literacy
  • Applied Movement Skill: Individual, Team and Dual Sports


  • Admission range of mid 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Biology at 70%.
  • One of 3U Functions and Relations, 3M Functions or any 4U Mathematics at 60%.
  • If students would like to pursue science electives at Laurier, we recommend Chemistry and/or Physics.
  • Biology and English are caluclated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Biology at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 29.


Graduates of our program can be found working as occupational and physical therapists, teaching in schools throughout the province, practicing as physicians, chiropractors and massage therapists, following careers in sports administration, personal fitness training or law enforcement, or building businesses for themselves.

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