Human Kinetics – Health Promotion

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

The Health Promotion concentration in Human Kinetics involves studying the concepts of active living and lifestyle management in individuals and communities. You'll examine the role of nutrition, exercise programs, and informal activity in population health promotion.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: School of Health and Exercise Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Human Kinetics
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Human Kinetics focuses on the biophysical and psychosocial dimensions of human movement. The first two years of study are common to each stream of concentration, with your Major determined at the start of the third year.

The Community Health Promotion concentration takes a preventive approach to studying the concepts of active living and lifestyle management in individuals and communities. This concentration focuses on the role of nutrition, exercise programs, and informal activity in population health promotion.

Potential careers include health promotion program officers, health care consultants, corporate health programmers, health educators, lifestyle coaches, and active living coordinators, among others.

Experiential learning and research

Your Human Kinetics degree includes skill-building labs, practicum opportunities, and co-op placements in order to build a broad foundation for career potential. Your coursework gives you the chance to complete Community Placement Experience, where you will gain practical work experience in a supervised health-/human kinetics-related work setting with a cooperating agency, private business, or industry. You can also take on a Project in Human Kinetics to perform research pertaining to a chosen area of Human Kinetics as agreed upon by a faculty member.

Join the Human Kinetics Student Union on UBC’s Okangan campus to connect with your peers, get involved in advocacy, and gain better access to career resources.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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