This four-year degree program prepares students to work in important areas of health and well-being, including sport and fitness, chronic disease prevention, physical activity and health promotion, rehabilitation, sport science, aging, and corporate / community wellness. In addition to classroom lectures, the program offers hands on learning through fully equipped human performance laboratories and provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through a supervised fieldwork experience. Flexible programming also allows students to take additional courses, such as fitness-related or coaching certification courses, or the ability to choose a complimentary minor from a wide range of departments.
B.Kin. Bachelor of Kinesiology - 4 years
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Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
This entry option is open to high school students or high school graduates who have not completed any university or college courses. If eligible applicants outnumber the available spaces, applicants will require higher averages than stipulated to be successful in the admissions competition. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program's application page.
Advanced entry option
A minimum of 24 credit hours, including specific courses, completed in U1 (or approved bachelors program), with a minimum AGPA of 2.0 (C) average.
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program's application page.
High school prerequisites
High School Prerequisites: any math 40S. If taking biology with a lab component, (BIOL 1020), then Biology 40S and either Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S is required;
Chemistry 40S and Physics 40S are not required but may be helpful for Bachelor of Kinesiology.
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and how to apply is available on the Kinesiology & Recreation Management apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba offers specific theory and practical based course work for students working toward Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) certifications, and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). Several other advanced courses are available in our program to help students prepare for the Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) upon completion of the degree.
Two UofM Kinesiology graduates have spun their expertise in biomechanics into Olympic opportunities, working alongside Canadian athletes and trainers in Turino (2006), Beijing (2008), and Vancouver, B.C. (2010).
There are two graduate degree programs; Master of Science and Master of Arts (Kinesiology and Recreation) that are closely linked with the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute. The HLHPRI is a multidisciplinary research unit of world-class researchers who offer expertise in such diverse areas as neuromuscular development, tourism, hypothermia, Aboriginal health, and biomechanics. A multi-faculty PhD degree in Applied Health Sciences was introduced in 2007.