Prepare for your kinesiologist certification with the Kinesiology and Health Science stream. You'll study core courses in general health, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, motor learning, psychology, sociology, and physical education, before specializing in the final two years of your degree.
- Campus: Vancouver
- Faculty: School of Kinesiology
- Degree: Bachelor of Kinesiology
- Length 4 yrs
You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
You can study intense specialization in a single field.
The Kinesiology and Health Science stream prepares students for advanced studies in human movement science, and health and fitness, or future certification and work as a kinesiologist. This accredited program is certified by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA).
Experiential learning and research
The Kinesiology Co-op Program lets you earn work-study credits and gain practical knowledge related to your field through co-op placements with hospitals, physical rehabilitation centres, professional sports teams, schools, and more.
UBC’s School of Kinesiology is also home to 13 research laboratories, including the innovative Health and Integrative Physiology Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory, and the Human Neurophysiology Laboratory.Send details
Life at UBC's Vancouver campus
As a Kinesiology student, you'll study in the Robert F. Osborne Centre, the War Memorial Gym, and the Woodward Library. You'll also have opportunities to learn beyond the classroom through job and volunteer placements, outreach programs, peer academic coaching, mentorship, career fairs, lab crawls, and the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society.Find out more
A Kinesiology degree opens up career opportunities in a wide range of fields, including education, fitness and recreation, sports management, medicine, physical therapy, and nutrition. As a Kinesiology graduate, you could go on to work in schools, universities, hospitals, military environments, hotels, recreation centres, sports clubs, aquatic facilities, health clinics, wellness centres, and other private and public agencies.
- Co-Founder and CEO, HeadCheck Health
- Program Manager, Active Kids
- Clinical Exercise Psychologist, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
- Professor, School of Kinesiology
English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
General admission requirements
- Completion of the IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, including at least three Higher Level courses and additional points for Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge.
- Completion of Standard Level or Higher Level English A at a minimum score of 3, where English is the primary language of instruction.
Degree-specific requirements: Kinesiology
- One of IB Mathematics (IB Math Studies does not meet the requirement), IB Biology, IB Chemistry, or IB Physics (Standard or Higher Level)