Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Kinesiology program page.

Choose the four year B.Kin. if you want to study Kinesiology, Coaching, or become a Fitness Professional.

B.Kin. Bachelor of Kinesiology

First Year Courses Credit Hours
KPER 1200 Physical Activity, Health and Wellness 3
KPER 1500 Foundations of Physical Education and Kinesiology 3
BIOL 1410 Anatomy of the Human Body 3
BIOL 1412 Physiology of the Human Body 3
PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology 6
STAT 1000 (M) Basic Statistical Analysis 1 3
Science electives from list (see below) 6
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 30


Faculty of Kinesiology List of Science Electives

6 credit hours from the following:
BIOL 1020 Biology 1: Principles and Themes (3)
BIOL 1030 Biology 2: Biological Diversity, Function and Interaction (3)
CHEM 1300 Structure and Modelling in Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1310 Introduction to Physical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1320 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (3)
COMP 1010 Introductory Computer Science 1 (3)
COMP 1020 Introductory Computer Science 2 (3)
MATH 1300 (M) Vector Geometry and Linear Algebra (3) (or equivalent)
MATH 1500 (M) Introduction to Calculus (3) (or equivalent)
MATH 1700 (M) Calculus 2 (3) (or equivalent)
MBIO 1010 Microbiology 1 (3)
PHYS 1810 General Astronomy 1: Lights, Stars and Planets (3)
PHYS 1820 General Astronomy 2: Exotic Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology (3)
PHYS 1830 Perspective on the Universe (3)
PHYS 1020 (M) General Physics 1 (3) (or equivalent)
PHYS 1030 (M) General Physics 2 (3) (or equivalent) 



  • If balancing admission to Kinesiology with another program, note that any 24 credit hours, including BIOL 1410, BIOL 1412, and KPER 1500, is required. (Pending Senate approval in June 2017)
  • KPER 1200 and STAT 1000 (M) are additionally recommended in Year 1, prior to admission, as they are prerequisites for second year courses in the program.
  • Choose 6 credit hours of Science electives from the list above. Note that all listed courses include a lab. It is recommended to complete 6 credit hours of these courses in first year as a foundation for the lab work required in upper year courses.
  • Choose electives from the Recommended Introductory Courses list.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may be used to reduce the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable.  


Minimum Credit Hours: 24 credit hours of specific coursework. See the Applicant Information Bulletin.
Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

All admission requirements must be met by the end of April of the year of application.

W Requirement: Not required for admission. Will be met by KPER 2120 (W) in Year 2 of the program.
M Requirement: Not required for admission. Will be met by STAT 1000 (M), when completed.
Minimum GPA: 2.00. Admission is competitive - a higher than minimum GPA is often required and varies each year depending on the applicant pool. A minimum grade of 'C' is required in BIOL 1410, BIOL 1412, and the KPER courses.
Additional Requirements: None.
Selection Criteria: Grades only.


  • Math 40S minimum 50% required.
  • Biology 40S is strongly recommended.
  • Additional 40S courses may be required, dependent upon the science electives you choose. See the Recommended Introductory Courses list for specific prerequisite information.


  • 4 years (120 credit hours). 


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May 2017
First Year Planning Guide