Kinesiology at UBC is a premier choice to start your professional life in the field of Kinesiology, active health, education, recreation, sports, and research or to pursue a second degree in medicine, rehabilitation sciences, education and dentistry to name a few. Whatever your goals, your education will be involved, supported and valued.
In the undergraduate Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree program, you will study a core curriculum consisting of courses in general health, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, motor learning, psychology, sociology, and physical education. In the last two years of your degree, you will specialize in one of three streams:
- Interdisciplinary Studies (IDKN)
- Kinesiology and Health Science (KINH)
- Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health (LEED, formerly PEDH)
Focused Learning in Action
The school’s teaching aspires to excellence, and is dedicated to providing you with a personalized and student-centred education. Kinesiology courses offer many opportunities to work in small groups and present your work to your peers. We support many of our courses with Connect technology, so you have easy access to course notes and peer discussion groups outside of the classroom. You will also have the opportunity to experience hands-on work in our student laboratories and complete a directed study course in any of our Kinesiology research laboratories.