The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSc) degree has four majors available: Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise and Health Physiology, and Mind Sciences. Though students receive a BSc, this program lives within the Faculty of Kinesiology and not within the Faculty of Science. If you are interested in taking mainly science-based courses, this may be the program for you.
To complete a BSc degree in kinesiology, 18 core courses are required. Of the 40 courses you will need to complete the program, and 21 of the 40 courses must be science-based. If you choose a major, each one also requires specific courses.
Learn more about the courses:
Enter into an optional major when applying, or do so in your first or second year of the program. By virtue of the course requirements for the Biomechanics and Exercise & Health Physiology majors, students earn the BSc. Learn more about each major below.
Study human movement and look for ways to improve health, wellness and performance of the human body at work, in sport and in daily life.
A major in Kinesiology provides greater flexibility in choosing course options. Options can be used to explore other areas of interest, minor programs and embedded certificates (a credential comprised of 18-24 units). More options can also help you meet specific requirements for after-degree programs.
Find out what you will learn, what courses you'll take, career opportunities and admission requirements for a major in Mind Sciences here.
Mind Sciences FAQ (PDF).
Find out what you will learn, what courses you'll take, career opportunities and admission requirements for a Biomechanics major here.
Biomechanics FAQ (PDF).
Exercise and Health Physiology
Find out what you will learn, what course you'll take, career opportunities and admission requirements for an Exercise and Health Physiology Major here.
In the Biomechanics Lab
See researchers in action in the biomechanics lab.
Videos from the Exercise Physiology Lab
Curious about what you will learn and do in Kinesiology labs? Watch the videos below.
V02 MAX Test
See a test that determines that body's ability to consume oxygen in our lab.
This test measures your peak power which is important for certain sports.
Force Velocity Test
The Biodex measure the force and power of many different muscle groups.