Kinesiology – Interdisciplinary Studies

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Start your degree by building a foundation of knowledge in Kinesiology, followed courses that suit your specific interests and career goals. You'll study topics such as leisure and sport in society, biomechanics, anatomy, exercise physiology, and much more.

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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, Health Science, and Physical & Health Education.  The first two years of study are common to all streams, with your Major determined at the start of the second year.

The stream in Interdisciplinary Studies offers increased flexibility for students, allowing them to choose electives that suit their interests and career pursuits. This stream prepares students for the kinesiology career of their choice or for advanced studies in liberal arts or sciences. 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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