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Kinesiology (BKin)


 waterloo

The focus of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) is the study of human movement, sport and physical activity through the multiple and integrative perspectives of psychology, motor control, sociology, biomechanics, history, physiology, health and philosophy.

This program is designed to expose you to learning inside and outside the classroom. During your studies you are required to complete two community-based leadership experience placements. Some courses will also require you to engage in practical, hands-on learning experiences such as fitness testing or injury assessment.

You may choose to focus your studies in one of four concentration areas:

  • Health and Rehabilitation
  • Human Movement and Performance
  • Physical Activity Promotion
  • Teaching, Coaching and Management

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Program Highlights

  • View the Kinesiology and Physical Education experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • 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.
  • Opportunities available to you while you study are: work as a trainer for a Laurier varsity team, co-op, or volunteer with a community service.

Sample Courses

  • Sensorimotor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan
  • Disability, Developmental Delays and Physical Activity
  • Children in Physical Activity
  • Ethics in Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics
  • 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

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid-80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Biology at 70%.
  • One of 3M Functions, 3U Functions and Relations, or any 4U Mathematics at 60%.
  • 4U Exercise Science recommended
  • If students would like to pursue science electives at Laurier, we recommend Chemistry and/or Physics.
  • Biology and English are calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, 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: 30.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Management Option
  • Psychology Minor
  • Biology Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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