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Kinesiology (BKin)


Kinesiology (BKin)

 waterloo

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Kinesiology is the study of human movement, sport and physical activity.

Our multidisciplinary Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) program analyzes physical movement through the integrative perspectives of psychology, motor control, sociology, biomechanics, history, physiology, health and philosophy.


Program Highlights

  • Our Kinesiology program limits first-year enrolment to ensure year one class sizes are smaller, providing opportunities for more engagement and instructor interaction.
  • The multidisciplinary and integrated approach to kinesiology our program adopts exposes you to a wide range of topics, lenses and ultimately career paths related to human movement, with the opportunity for you to individualize your BKin degree through the selection of electives, concentrations and minors.
  • Our Kinesiology facilities include teaching and research laboratories in exercise physiology, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics, health and motor learning and control, as well as the use of world-class athletic facilities for physical activity tutorials.

Sample Courses

  • Sensorimotor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Disability, Developmental Delays and Physical Activity
  • Children in Physical Activity
  • Ethics in Sport, Physical Activity, and Health
  • Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics
  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Kinesiology
  • Teaching and Coaching Physical Activity and Sport
  • Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Human Regional Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
  • Behaviour Change and Physical Activity
  • Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Literacy
  • Applied Movement Skills and Athlete Development
  • Exercise is Medicine
  • The Modern Olympic Games

Requirements

  • Minimum admission range of mid 80s.
  • Competitive admission range of high 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Biology at 70%.
  • One of 3M Functions, 3U Functions & 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.

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.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits.

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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