Current Undergraduates

The undergraduate Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree program at the School of Kinesiology offers a core curriculum consisting of courses in active health, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, motor learning, psychology and sociology.

Contact

Undergraduate Advising Office
War Memorial Gymnasium – Room 202
6081 University Boulevard
kin.advising@ubc.ca
604 822 4512

NEW TO UBC KIN?

If you are a new first year student or transfer student coming in to UBC KIN, you may find the following resources helpful in planning out your registration:

 

Friendly reminder: Degree Navigator is not compatible with the KIN degree, and students should request a Program Check from the KIN Advising Office to see their progress on their degree.


Here is the recommended course sequence for first-year students. The table presents the core courses that you must take in your first two years. The elective credits are a suggestion only because each program stream (see Stream Requirements for more information) has specific requirements that will be satisfied by your selection of electives. Remember that some courses have a laboratory component (marked in bold red) that must be taken in the SAME term and you must register in these along with the lecture section.

 

Year Term 1 Term 2
1
  • ENGL 112 - Strategies for University Writing
  • KIN 151 - Biomechanics I
  • KIN 161 - Leisure and Sport in Society
  • KIN 190 - Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Electives (6 credits)
  • KIN 103 - Active Health
  • KIN 191 - Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Electives (6 credits)
2
  • KIN 231 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 275 - Exercise Physiology I
  • Electives credits (*)
  • KIN 230 - Human Motor Behaviour I
  • KIN 261 - Health Policy and Society
  • KIN 284 - Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • Electives credits (*)

 

*15 elective credits in year 2 in Interdisciplinary Studies stream and Kinesiology and Health Sciences stream and 9 elective credits in the Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health stream.

Note: The KINH program stream requires 12 credits of science courses and the LEED (formerly PEDH) program stream requires 12 credits of performance analysis course work.

Note: KIN 190 and KIN 191 cannot be taken in the same term.

 

See Stream Requirements above for more detailed information before you select your elective credits.

Registration Dates

The date of your registration, as indicated by the Registrar’s Office, is determined by the grades from previous session and your year standing in the School of Kinesiology. The year standing of a Kinesiology student is determined by the number of Kinesiology credits and non-Kinesiology credits completed in the chosen program stream. Students who have questions regarding their assigned year standing should consult the Undergraduate Advising Office. The current dates are available on the Student Service Centre.

Registering for Courses

Students should register for their courses by utilizing the ON-LINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM. Students who are unable to access on-line registration system via the internet should seek assistance from the Undergraduate Advising Office. It is very important to change your PIN number when registering for your courses to maintain confidentiality regarding your grades, courses and fees.

In order to log in to the on-line registration system, students will require a Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account. If you do not have a CWL account yet, please visit the Student Service Centre (SSC), click 'Login' and enter in your Student Number and SSC password. This will allow you to create a CWL account if you do not have one already.

Waiting List Registration

If, when registering on Online Registration you find that you cannot register into the course you want because it is full, Online Registration should prompt you to register into the wait list section if one is available. Being registered in a wait list section does not guarantee you a seat in the actual class. KIN wait list sections are reviewed after the initial class has taken place. (4th Year KIN students automatically have priority into KIN program required classes provided the course is needed for graduation. 4th Year KIN students will not automatically get a seat if the course is being used as an elective in their program.) Priority on the wait list section is given to students with the highest year level and earliest Online Registration date onto the wait list. For example a 3rd Year KIN student will have priority over a 2nd Year KIN student; however, among all 3rd Year KIN students the date of registration gives priority.

Note: It is not possible for the Online Registration system or the Undergraduate Advising Office to ascertain students’ position in the wait list section. Students are responsible for checking their registration by accessing the Online Registration system. Transfers from wait lists will be indicated on the Online Registration. Students are also responsible for de-registering from any wait lists and checking to see if they have been placed in the course.

Withdrawing from a Course

Authorization from the course instructor and the Undergraduate Advising Office is required to drop courses after posted withdrawal dates. Requests will not be considered without a rationale.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students should carefully check the UBC Calendar on the web, School of Kinesiology course descriptions to determine the prerequisite and corequisite requirements in School of Kinesiology courses.

Students who register in a course without having successfully completed any prerequisite course work, or without having written authorization from a course instructor, may be removed from the course.

Failed Courses

No failed course may be repeated more than once without special permission obtained from the Undergraduate Advising Office. The School of Kinesiology does not offer supplemental examinations.

Changing Program Stream

Students who wish to change their program stream must meet with an Undergraduate Advisor. Please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office or fill out an Advising Request Form to arrange an appointment.

Lower (Junior)/Upper (Senior) Credits

Lower level credits: courses numbered 100 or 200.

Upper level credits: courses numbered 300 or 400.

Note: lower level credits cannot be used to satisfy upper level credit requirements.

Transfer Credits

BKin students who wish permission to take any courses outside of UBC must receive prior written approval from the Undergraduate Advising Office. Students who complete credit toward their BKin degree at another institution may obtain transfer credit from that institution only if prior written permission has been obtained from the Undergraduate Advising Office.

Determining Degree Requirements

In order to obtain a BKin degree, students must...

      1. fulfill the 120 credit requirement and complete 60 credits at UBC. BKin students may not receive a degree without completing the equivalent of two winter sessions (60 credits) in attendance at the University, one of which should be the final year. This regulation applies to all students, including transfer students from colleges or other institutions, education abroad students, and students who are pursuing a second undergraduate degree.
      2. satisfy all the stream requirements by completing studies either at UBC or elsewhere
      3. satisfy at least 50% of the credits required for the stream while registered in the KIN degree program ; and
      4. complete upper-division UBC credits (300/400 level courses) to satisfy at least 50% of the credits required by point (3) above.

Program Streams

All BKin students are required to choose a program stream (IDKN, KINH, or LEED) in order to register for 2nd year courses through On-line Registration. Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registration as it relates to the requirements of their program stream and BKin degree.

Program Specialization Codes

      • Interdisciplinary Studies (IDKN)
      • Kinesiology and Health Science (KINH)
      • Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport & Health (LEED, formerly PEDH)

Credit Requirements

Each of the three program streams in the School of Kinesiology requires completion of a minimum 120 credits. Students normally complete 30 credits of study per academic year. Under normal circumstances students must complete a minimum of 9 Kinesiology credits per year and a maximum of 33 total credits per year. In special circumstances permission may be granted to deviate from the established credit limits. Such permission must be received from the Undergraduate Advising Office prior to commencing studies.

Promotion Requirements

From Year 1 to Year 2: IDKN, KINH, and LEED: Successful completion of 24 total credits including:

      • KIN 103
      • KIN 151
      • KIN 161
      • KIN 190
      • KIN 191

From Year 2 to Year 3: IDKN, KINH, and LEED: Successful completion of 48 total credits including:

      • ENGL 112
      • KIN 103
      • KIN 151
      • KIN 161
      • KIN 190
      • KIN 191
      • KIN 230
      • KIN 231
      • KIN 261
      • KIN 275
      • KIN 284

From Year 3 to Year 4: Successful completion of at least 78 or more appropriate credits which must include ENGL 112, 1st year and 2nd year KIN core courses.

Deviating from Program stream requirements

Under certain special circumstances students may request to take courses which differ from the requirements of the selected stream. Students who wish to request permission to deviate from their stream requirements must meet with an Undergraduate Advisor.

It is the responsibility of all BKin students to ensure that they have fulfilled all graduation requirements. Students with questions regarding their graduation status should consult the Undergraduate Advising Centre.

Graduation Check

BKin students may request a preliminary review of their program. Students who wish to have their program reviewed should first complete a program planning sheet and then request a “Grad Check” at the Undergraduate Advising Office prior to the commencement of the final term of study. Although the School of Kinesiology is not required by the University to evaluate graduation status prior to submission of the application to graduate, the Undergraduate Advising Centre will make every effort, pending available time and resources, to complete the reviews.

Enrolment Services will send an email to all registered 4th Year students in the month of January for potential May and November graduates. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that Enrolment Services has an updated, current address on file.

Students wishing to graduate in May must submit their completed application forms prior to the end of February; students wishing to graduate in November must submit their completed application forms prior to September 15th. You can apply online at www.students.ubc.ca, log on to student services, at the bottom of the list on the left hand side there is a tab that says “graduation”, click on it, and follow the step-by-step instructions. Students who have not received notification of their graduation status two weeks prior to graduation should contact the Undergraduate Advising Office at 604-822-4512. Students whose graduation has been denied by the School must complete all outstanding requirements and re-apply with the Registrar for future graduation ceremonies.

Graduation Photos

Each year the KUS subsidizes the graduate photo composite, which is then displayed at convocation and in the hall in War Memorial Gym. For information regarding graduation photos, contact the KUS @ 604.822.6175.

Graduation Ceremonies

Convocation ceremonies are held in The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in May and November. For information regarding the ceremonies contact the Ceremonies Office at 604.822.2484.

The Undergraduate Advising Office is the place to help current KIN students with all academic and course related concerns.

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM,
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
kin.advising@ubc.ca
604 822 4512

Read our Advising FAQs for helpful information

Book an Appointment with an Advisor

Dual Degree Bachelor of Kinesiology/Master of Management  (BKin/MM)

For information and application, visit Sauder’s Bachelor and Master of Management Dual Degree.

Dual Degree BKin/BEd Secondary: Physical Education

Purpose:

The development of dual degree opportunities is intended to engage students in the study of teacher education early in their academic career with a view to:

      • Providing an opportunity to confirm interest in teaching
      • Developing a teaching context within which academic studies will take place
      • Creating a frame of reference for students to consider learning completed during academic studies in Physical Education

Benefits for Students:

      • Students complete the requirements for two degrees, BKin and BEd Secondary, over a period of 5 years
      • Students engage in teacher education earlier thereby confirming interest in and commitment to teaching
      • Students gain experience and knowledge about the context of teaching to inform their academic studies
      • Students finish both degrees with less credit requirements, as there is some reduction in total credits required for completion when compared to the traditional 4+1 post-degree option. This reduces tuition costs for students
      • Students finish earlier than the traditional 4+1 post degree option.
      • Students are eligible to apply for BC Provincial Teaching Certificate upon successful completion
      • Students have the option of terminating BEd studies during the process, but remain eligible for completion of their initial degree

Structure:

      • Students apply during Term 2, Year 2
      • Both faculties must approve the application
      • A minimum 65% GPA in work to date is required – This GPA in academic studies must be maintained in order to remain active in the Dual Degree program
      • Some Summer Session study is required in Years 2-5 [Term 1 only]
      • Both faculties agree to accept as elective credits designated courses from the partner faculty.
      • Students must complete both degree programs to graduate from either, unless they terminate their BEd studies, in which case they can complete the normal BKin degree requirements

Dual Degree Important Links:

Bachelor of Education Viewbook: Check out p. 24 on the view book for more information about teacher education at UBC.

Check out BEd Dual Degree for information and links for contacting a BEd admissions advisor.
Download the Dual Degree BKin/BEd Application Form

Co-op is a great way to gain invaluable work experience in the field of kinesiology and health sectors. Co-op gives students the opportunity to develop skills and experience responsibilities similar to the real workforce.

Students in the school of Kinesiology are eligible to apply for many scholarships and awards, some of these are applied from the School and others from the College of Health Disciplines. (For details on scholarships from the College visit their website.)

The School of Kinesiology offers a number of Scholarships and Awards “to reward undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program who have displayed achievement, leadership and competency”.

The School of Kinesiology hosts an annual awards night to recognize KIN students who have been recipients of Academic Scholarships and Prizes and the generous donors and supporters of the School.


2017-2018 Scholarship Applications

 

*The application period for the 2017-18 Winter session is
now open until Friday, May 18th, 2018.*

 

Here, you can find the Scholarships, Awards, & Prizes Application Form for Winter 2017.

 

Deadline for the 2017-2018 applications is Friday, May 18th, 2018. Please refer to the Application Information Package for further details and instructions. Note that several of the scholarships, awards, and prizes must be accompanied by a written rationale.

 

We recommend that you submit all documents required for your application using the online application form. Alternatively, you can send all of your documents by e-mail to kin.scholarships.awards@ubc.ca or drop them off at the KIN Advising Office (Room 202, War Memorial Gym). You can download a fillable PDF copy of the application form here.

Note: Applicants should be aware that if invested funds or donor contributions do not provide the necessary income for any scholarship, award, or prize, the University reserves the right to reduce the stated value or withhold the award.


Scholarships in the School of Kinesiology

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Year 1, 2, or 3 in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Scholarships have been endowed by alumni of the School and by donations from the School of Kinesiology faculty, past and present. The scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who have displayed academic achievement, leadership, and competency in their field of specialization. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Year 1, 2, or 3 in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Two scholarships have been made available by William B. McNulty, B.P.E. '68, M.P.E. '70, M.A. '83. The awards are made to students entering the second, third or fourth year who have combined academic excellence with an outstanding contribution in student or community affairs. Emphasis is put upon "service above self". One award is made to a male student, the other to a female student. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

Year and Program Eligibility: Female students registered in Year 3 of the Interdisciplinary Studies program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

As a memorial to Heather Lawson, a third-year student in the School of Physical Education and Recreation tragically killed in a skiing accident in March 1972, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Lawson of Victoria, have endowed a scholarship. It is awarded to a student, preferably a woman, enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, with a specialization in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program who is proceeding to the fourth year of the program. The basis of the award is sound academic standing and all round qualities of leadership. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Year 1, 2, or 3 in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

A scholarship has been endowed by Janie D. Wright BPE '56, in memory of her parents. The award is offered to an undergraduate student in Kinesiology and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

Year and Program Eligibility: International students in Year 1, 2, or 3 in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Scholarships are offered to continuing international students at the School of Kinesiology, Vancouver campus. Students selected for these scholarships must have completed at least 30 credits towards their undergraduate degree or be entering the second year of their program. Students must demonstrate strong academic achievement, engagement in the School, and the potential to make a scholarly contribution within their chosen field of study. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Year 3 in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

A scholarship is offered to a student who achieves high academic standing in the third year of any field of study. Consideration is given to eligible students who, over a period of years, have demonstrated particular interest in highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, piping or drumming. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Years 1, 2,or 3 in the 2016 Winter Session are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

A scholarship has been endowed by Ms. Anne D. Tilley for an undergraduate student or a graduate student enrolled in the School of Kinesiology who is interested in the field of developmental disability/mental handicap/ intellectual disability. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology and, in the case of a graduate student, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this
scholarship.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Year 1 or 2, in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

A scholarship is endowed by Captain C.Y. Wu and Dr. C.H. Wu, to a second or third-year student in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who has demonstrated an interest in aquatic coaching or management. Preference is given to a student with a background in aquatics. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this
scholarship.

Awards & Prizes in the School of Kinesiology

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Years 3 or 4 of the Kinesiology and Health Science Program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

A prize has been endowed by Mrs. Bertha Brandreth in memory of her husband W. Gordon Brandreth. The prize is offered to a student who is pursuing studies in the Kinesiology and Health Sciences program in the School of Kinesiology, and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Year 3 of the Physical and Health Education Program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

A prize, in memory of Lieutenant James Douglas Hamilton, a graduate in Physical Education and a former member of the COTC of this University, who, on April 13, 1952, was killed in action in Korea, is offered by the Kinesiology Alumni and Undergraduate Societies. The award is open to third year students in Physical and Health Education showing academic and physical proficiency. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Years 3 or 4 in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

This prize has been initiated by members of the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society and are intended to recognize students who have made unselfish contributions to student and faculty life. This prize will be awarded annually to students in third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, who have maintained a high overall academic average and have demonstrated leadership qualities through extra-curricular activities within the field of Kinesiology. Reference letters by professionals in the field should support the application. The prizes will be made on the recommendation of the School in consultation with the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Years 3 or 4 of the Physical and Health Education Program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

A prize in recognition of Robert F. Osborne's long and dedicated service to Physical Education, is awarded to a student in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, with general academic proficiency, leadership and service in the field of Physical and Health Education. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Years 3 or 4 of the Kinesiology and Health Science Program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

A prize has been endowed by family and friends in memory of John B. Service. The award is offered to a student specializing in the Kinesiology and Health Science Program and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students who are returning to the School of Kinesiology in the 2016 winter session are eligible to apply for this award.

An award has been endowed in memory of Dr. Robert F. Osborne’s outstanding service as coach, teacher and administrator during his 33 years as a faculty member at UBC, 27 of them as Director of the School of Physical Education and Recreation. The award is available to undergraduate students returning to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who have exhibited excellence in academics, athletics, and service in sport and recreation. The award is made on the recommendation of the School. Preference will be given to a UBC Varsity athletic team.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Years 3 or 4 of the Physical and Health Education Program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

A prize endowed by Mrs. R.F. Osborne in memory of her father, J.J. McRae, is awarded to a student in third or fourth year of the Physical and Health Education program of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with general academic proficiency who has made a contribution to youth work. Special consideration is given to a student who has worked with the blind or other handicapped groups. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Years 3 or 4 of the Kinesiology and Health Science Program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

An award has been endowed in memory of Peter Andrew Marron by his father George A. Marron. The award is available to a student in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who is pursuing studies in the Kinesiology and Health Sciences Program, or involved in research work, who displays scholarship, leadership and perseverance. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

Year and Program Eligibility: Students registered in Year 3 of the Physical and Health Education Program in the 2016 Winter session are eligible to apply for this prize.

A prize endowed by Robert F. Osborne in memory of his father J. Leonard Osborne, is awarded to a student in the third year of the Physical and Health Education program of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program with general academic proficiency, who has demonstrated expertise and leadership in the field of coaching. The prize is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.


You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this prize.

Year and Program Eligibility: Open to all School of Kinesiology students registered in Years 1, 2, 3, or 4 of any program in the 2016 Winter Session.

An award is offered annually by Margaret Ramsay and family in honour of her late husband, Richard (Dick) Ramsay. The award is open to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Kinesiology who are also involved in the recreational activities at UBC. Dick Ramsay developed the Recreation-Education degree program at UBC in the mid-1960s. He felt strongly that leadership skills were not only learned in the classroom but from engaging in the local community. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

Year and Program Eligibility: Open to all School of Kinesiology students registered in Years 2, 3, or 4 of any program in the 2016 Winter Session.

An award has been endowed by Barbara Schrodt for an undergraduate student entering or registered in the third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program who has been an outstanding playing member of a women's field hockey team at UBC and is taking courses related to teaching physical and health education. The award is not to exceed $1,000, and is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology in consultation with the Intercollegiate Coordinator, Department of Athletics.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.

Year and Program Eligibility: Open to all Aboriginal School of Kinesiology students registered in Years 3 or 4 of any program in the 2016 Winter Session are eligible to apply for this award.

An award has been made available through an endowment established by the School of Kinesiology, in memory of Carley "Kitty" Rosaline Kennedy. In Kitty’s words, "Follow your heart but let your body lead the way and BE the health for the life you want to live." The award is for a third or fourth year Aboriginal student in the School of Kinesiology who has demonstrated inspirational leadership in their community and in Aboriginal programs at UBC. To be considered, students need to be registered in any courses or the Co-op program in the School of Kinesiology. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Kinesiology.

You must provide a rationale of no more than 200 words explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this award.


How would you like to shape your career path?

The goals of the various individuals and organizations working within the discipline of kinesiology are to improve people’s quality of life in a number of populations and settings through increasing physiological functioning and psychological health. A degree in kinesiology can lead to a number of careers in a wide range the fields such as education, fitness and recreation, sports management, medicine, physical therapy, and nutrition.

Graduates of kinesiology can be found in schools, universities, hospitals, military environments, hotels, recreation centers, sports clubs, aquatic facilities, health clinics, wellness centers, and other private and public agencies.  Interested in seeing what some of our graduates have done with their degrees?  See what they are doing now here.

Take a look at some possible career choices to see what courses you might need to help get you where you want to be.