Kinesiology – Kinesiology and Health Science

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Start your Kinesiology degree by studying a core curriculum consisting of courses in general health, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, motor learning, psychology, sociology, and physical education. In your final two years, you will specialize in courses that will prepare you for future certification and work as a Kinesiologist.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: School of Kinesiology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Kinesiology
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Kinesiology focuses on the biophysical and psychosocial dimensions of human movement. The revised program offers three streams that are unique among Canadian universities: Interdisciplinary Studies, Physical & Health Education, and Health Science. The first two years of study are common to all streams, with your Major determined at the start of the second year.

The Kinesiology and Health Science stream prepares students for advanced studies in human movement science and health and fitness, and for future certification and work as a Kinesiologist. This stream is accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrator (CCUPEKA). Students are able to complete minors in Land and Food Systems, Science, Arts, or Commerce.

Campus features

The Kinesiology Co-op program lets you gain practical knowledge related to your field with work-study credits at a range of organizations including hospitals, physical rehabilitation centres, professional sports teams, schools, and more. The School of Kinesiology includes 13 research laboratories, including the innovative Health and Integrative Physiology Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory, and the Human Neurophysiology Laboratory.

Program Requirements

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