Kinesiology Transition Program

Welcome to UBC Kinesiology!

The Kinesiology Transition Program (KTP) is an exciting program for all new-to-UBC Kinesiology students to connect with peers, explore our beautiful campus, and obtain the necessary resources and information you need to make the most of your university experience. The KTP provides programming for new students to ensure a successful and supportive transition into the Kinesiology community.

Apply to become an Kinesiology Orientation & Transitions Leader

Apply to become an Orientation Leader in 2018 and make a difference for new-to-Kinesiology students by welcoming them to campus and helping make their first year a memorable one.

To find out more about the volunteer leadership position or to apply, click here

Who is your Orientation Leader?

Every new-to-UBC Kinesiology student, whether entering first year or coming as a transfer student, is assigned to an Orientation Group with an Orientation Leader. Your Orientation leader will e-mail you to introduce themselves in late August. Your Orientation Leader will be your guide to navigating through your first term – from Imagine Day to the end of December. They can help you find resources, let you know about awesome events around campus, or just hang out if you need a friend.

What kinds of questions can I ask my Orientation Leader?

  • Where can I get my textbooks?
  • Where are the best places to eat/study on campus?
  • Are there any free resources to help me prepare for exams?
  • How is university different from high school?
  • Where can I find opportunities to get involved?
  • Where can I get help if I need it?
  • How do I find my favourite food truck on campus?
  • And many more!

How can I contact my Orientation Leader?

Your Orientation Leader will be available from the end of August until the first round of finals in December. You’ll receive an email from them in late August and you will meet them and your Orientation group on Imagine Day.

If you have not heard from your Orientation Leader by August 31st, 2017, please contact

Upcoming KTP Events

Date Event
Tues, Sept 5th, 2017 Imagine Day – On the first day of classes, campus is transformed and over 9000 new-to-UBC students (first year and transfer students) and over 1000 faculty, student, and staff volunteers come together to welcome you to your new academic community and celebrate the start of the school year. Not to be missed!
Wed, Sept. 13, 2017

Let’s Get KINvolved – Want to get KINvolved? Not sure what the KINmunity has to offer? Worry not. Whether it is on or off-campus, we’ve got you covered! Come join us to learn about how to get involved with numerous opportunities at UBC.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 13th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE: War Memorial Gym Foyer

Research in Kinesiology with Dr. Eli Puterman
KIN Co-op
KIN Mentorship Program
Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaching (KPAC)
HUB Cycling
Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS)
– Kin Games
BodyWorks & Active Kids
Go Global

*Booths will be held from 3:30pm-4:00pm, feel free to drop by if you have any questions!
*Snacks and coffee will be provided
*A raffle will be happening for attendees to the event

Tues, Sept 26, 2017

KINnecting with Profs and TAs

KIN Students! Come and meet our line-up of professors and TAs in Kinesiology (Dr. Paul Kennedy, Dr. Carolyn McEwen, Dr. Moss Norman) will be KINtroducing themselves and sharing why they chose to be involved in Kinesiology. Then we will be opening up a question periods for KIN students, who can ask about anything from favourite TV shows to study tips. There will be snacks and a door prize draw!

WHERE: Lev Bukhman Theatre (4th Floor, AMS Nest)
WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KTP Wellness Event

Our event wishes to address many aspects of wellness, including at least physical, mental and sexual health. We want to allow you to gain critical information surrounding the physical and mental wellbeing of a university student, as well as the resources you have to access around campus!

This is a drop-in event so don’t worry about having to stay for the whole duration! Come around at any convenient time for you 🙂

Join us on October 25th in the Woodward Foyer for a game of Truth or Myth, care packages, and trail mix (nut-free options). BYOB (bring your own bowl)!

TIME: 11:30AM-1:30PM
LOCATION: Woodward Foyer