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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
August 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Admissions Information

Kinesiology & Physical Education at Laurier applies the scientific study of human movement to sport, health and physical activity. Our students examine the relationship between physical fitness and health through courses in areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning and control, sport psychology, sport history, sport sociology, administration of sport and health studies. Practical experience is integral to our program, for example in the areas of injury assessment and treatment and event management. Interaction with students in the learning environment is a high priority for the faculty in KPE.

Laurier's facilties for Kinesiology & Physical Education include teaching and research laboratories in exercise physiology, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics, health, and motor learning and control. Practicum courses in physical activity instruction and coaching theory involve the use of weight training and fitness facilties, an Olympic-length pool, gymnasium, soccer field and stadium.

Students with an interest in science can pursue the BScstream, while those interested in an emphasis on both science - and sociocultural-based courses will likely select the Bachelor of Arts program.

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Degree Programs:

Honours BSc 4 years 20 Credits
Honours BA 4 years 20 Credits

Admission Requirements:

Best 6 credits: 4U or 4M

Honours BA: 4U: English at 60%; Biology at 70%; one of 3M (U/C) Functions, 3U Functions & Relations or any 4U Mathematics at 60%.

Honours BSc: 4U: English at 60%; Biology at 70%; Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus at 60%; one of Chemistry or Physics, at 60%. One of Geometry & Discrete Mathematics or Mathematics of Data Management recommended.

Students in the BSc program are required to take MA100 and MA101, or MA110* in their first year. Information about these courses can be found by clickinghere. Students will be required to take the Calculus Placement Exam - Click here for information

NOTE: The Honours BSc requires a combined minimum average of 70% in the mathematics and science courses.

NOTE: Exercise Science strongly recommended for both the BSc and the BA streams.

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ABS Form (Applicant Background Summary Form) This form is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to present extra-curricular information which will be presented to the appropriate Admissions Committee, should the applicant fall within 3% of the determined program-specific admission average (for their highest ranked program only).The ABS form is only reviewed if needed but does not guarantee an offer of admission.

The ABS form will be available by the end of December 2010and will be submitted via an on-line process.

Note to Ontario Students studying outside of Ontario or abroad - Apply to Laurier via OUAC as a 105Dapplicant. Transcripts will need to be submitted to the Laurier Admissions Office under separate cover. Please contact Richard Brown in Admissions for further information, or call 519-884-1970 ext. 2273.

For upcoming calendar dates, OUAC deadlines, or any other admission inquiries, please refer to Admissions website - click here

The Ontario Universities' Application Centre website link- click here.

TRANSFERRING into Kinesiology & Physical Education

Step by Step Guide: Transferring into KPE for students currently studying at another university

Step by Step Guide: Transferring into KPE for students currently studying at Laurier

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Related Information Title Type
2010 Kinesiology & Physical Education Program Brochure Document
2010 Parents Guide Document