Stream Requirements

For students who enter their BKIN 2019W or later:

Last updated April 30th, 2020.

The courses in this stream will explore human structure and function responsible for movement; from the physiological, neural, mechanical, and behavioural mechanisms and their interactions, to how these components affect and are affected by factors such as physical activity, aging, and disease. Upper level kinesiology courses will mainly come from the areas of:

  • Neuromechanics
  • Systems Biology, Exercise & Health

Program Planning Notes

  • In order to obtain third year standing in Neuromechanical and Physiological Sciences, students must complete all first- and second-year core KIN courses, as well as one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150.
  • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
  • Students planning to apply to professional health science programs such as Physiotherapy and Medicine are strongly encouraged to determine the necessary undergraduate requirements that are available in other faculties such as Science and Arts.
  • Students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education need to review the detailed admission requirements as outlined on the Bachelor of Education website. Students planning to apply for the secondary option must prepare a second teaching field.
  • All students must complete 36 credits of KIN courses at the 300/400 level.
  • All students must complete 48 credits at the 300/400 level (this would include the required 36 credits of upper-level KIN).
  • Students are able to complete arts, commerce, nutritional sciences or science Minors.

 

Program Planning Sheet - Neuromechanical and Physiological Sciences (NPSC)
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Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1
  • one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150
  • KIN 110 - Human Anatomy
  • KIN 120 - Health and Exercise Management
  • KIN 131 - Systems Physiology I
  • KIN 132 - Systems Physiology II
  • KIN 150 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 160 - Leisure and Sport in Society
  • Electives (9 credits) (KIN or non-KIN; any level)
    • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
Year 2
  • KIN 205 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KIN 206 - Statistics in Kinesiology
  • KIN 211 - Human Motor Behaviour
  • KIN 216 - Biomechanics I
  • KIN 232 - Nutrition, Health, and Physical Activity (previously KIN 265 in 2019W)
  • KIN 235 - Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 262 - Health Policy and Society
    • Students who took KIN 489H in 2018W are not eligible to take KIN 262/265.
  • Electives (12 credits) (KIN or non-KIN; any level)
    • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
Years 3 & 4

Students will need to complete 60 credits in Years 3 and 4.

36 credits must be upper-level (300/400-level) kinesiology courses, consisting of:

  • 21 credits: A minimum of 21 credits from the areas listed below:
    • Neuromechanics: KIN 311 , 313 , 316 , 411 , 414 , 419
    • Systems Biology, Exercise & Health: KIN 310 , 320 , 322 , 335 , 420 , 424 , 432 , 435 , 438

    Note:Courses may be subject to change or may not be offered every year.

  • 15 credits: an additional 15 credits of any upper level (300/400-level) KIN

24 credits of electives:

  • 12 credits of upper-level (300/400-level) electives (KIN or non-KIN)
  • 12 credits of any level electives (KIN or non-KIN)

 

Note: For a list of KIN undergraduate courses and their descriptions visit the Course Outlines page.

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.

For advising purposes, Credit/D/Fail must be discussed in-person. Students must come in to advising for an appointment before selecting this option for a course.

The courses in this stream will examine psychosocial, historical, and cultural understanding of sport, physical activity and health behaviour and its impact on individuals and within societies. Upper level kinesiology courses will mainly come from the areas of:

  • Pedagogy & Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport
  • Sociocultural Studies

Program Planning Notes

  • In order to obtain third year standing in Social and Behavioural Sciences, students must complete all first- and second-year core KIN courses, as well as one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150.
  • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
  • Students planning to apply to professional health science programs such as Physiotherapy and Medicine are strongly encouraged to determine the necessary undergraduate requirements that are available in other faculties such as Science and Arts.
  • Students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education need to review the detailed admission requirements as outlined on the Bachelor of Education website. Students planning to apply for the secondary option must prepare a second teaching field.
  • All students must complete 36 credits of KIN courses at the 300/400 level.
  • All students must complete 48 credits at the 300/400 level (this would include the required 36 credits of upper-level KIN).
  • Students are able to complete arts, commerce, nutritional sciences or science Minors.

 

Program Planning Sheet - Social and Behavioural Sciences (SBSC)
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Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1
  • one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150
  • KIN 110 - Human Anatomy
  • KIN 120 - Health and Exercise Management
  • KIN 131 - Systems Physiology I
  • KIN 132 - Systems Physiology II
  • KIN 150 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 160 - Leisure and Sport in Society
  • Electives (9 credits) (KIN or non-KIN; any level)
    • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
Year 2
  • KIN 205 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KIN 206 - Statistics in Kinesiology
  • KIN 211 - Human Motor Behaviour
  • KIN 216 - Biomechanics I
  • KIN 232 - Nutrition, Health, and Physical Activity (previously KIN 265 in 2019W)
  • KIN 235 - Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 262 - Health Policy and Society
    • Students who took KIN 489H in 2018W are not eligible to take KIN 262/265.
  • Electives (12 credits) (KIN or non-KIN; any level)
    • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
Years 3 & 4

Students will need to complete 60 credits in Years 3 and 4.

36 credits must be upper-level (300/400-level) kinesiology courses, consisting of:

  • 21 credits: A minimum of 21 credits from the areas listed below:
    • Pedagogy & Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport: KIN 341 , 342 , 344 , 345 , 355 , 442 , 444 , 459
    • Sociocultural Studies: KIN 360 , 363 , 364 , 368 , 460 , 464 , 465 , 467

    Note:Courses may be subject to change or may not be offered every year.

  • 15 credits: additional 15 credits of any upper level (300/400-level) KIN

24 credits of electives:

  • 12 credits of upper-level (300/400-level) electives (KIN or non-KIN)
  • 12 credits of any level electives (KIN or non-KIN)

 

Note: For a list of KIN undergraduate courses and their descriptions visit the Course Outlines page.

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.

For advising purposes, Credit/D/Fail must be discussed in-person. Students must come in to advising for an appointment before selecting this option for a course.

Students registered in this stream will choose courses from the mechanical, physiological, psychological, sociological, and pedagogical branches of kinesiology, thereby designing a cross-disciplinary program of study.

Program Planning Notes

  • In order to obtain third year standing in Multidisciplinary Science, students must complete all first- and second-year core KIN courses, as well as one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150.
  • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
  • Students planning to apply to professional health science programs such as Physiotherapy and Medicine are strongly encouraged to determine the necessary undergraduate requirements that are available in other faculties such as Science and Arts.
  • Students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education need to review the detailed admission requirements as outlined on the Bachelor of Education website. Students planning to apply for the secondary option must prepare a second teaching field.
  • All students must complete 36 credits of KIN courses at the 300/400 level.
  • All students must complete 48 credits at the 300/400 level (this would include the required 36 credits of upper-level KIN).
  • Students are able to complete arts, commerce, nutritional sciences or science Minors.

 

Program Planning Sheet - Multidisciplinary Science
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Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1
  • one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150
  • KIN 110 - Human Anatomy
  • KIN 120 - Health and Exercise Management
  • KIN 131 - Systems Physiology I
  • KIN 132 - Systems Physiology II
  • KIN 150 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 160 - Leisure and Sport in Society
  • Electives (9 credits) (KIN or non-KIN; any level)
    • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
Year 2
  • KIN 205 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KIN 206 - Statistics in Kinesiology
  • KIN 211 - Human Motor Behaviour
  • KIN 216 - Biomechanics I
  • KIN 232 - Nutrition, Health, and Physical Activity (previously KIN 265 in 2019W)
  • KIN 235 - Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 262 - Health Policy and Society
    • Students who took KIN 489H in 2018W are not eligible to take KIN 262/265.
  • Electives (12 credits) (KIN or non-KIN; any level)
    • Students planning on taking KIN 341, 342, or 444 should take KIN 140 as an elective in either year 1 or 2.
Years 3 & 4

Students will need to complete 60 credits in Years 3 and 4.

36 credits must be upper-level (300/400-level) kinesiology courses, consisting of:

  • 21 credits: From 3 of the following 4 areas, students must select 6 credits each, plus 3 credits from the remaining area (for a total of 21 credits):
    • Neuromechanics: KIN 311 , 313 , 316 , 411 , 414, 419
    • Pedagogy & Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport: KIN 341 , 342 , 344 , 345 , 355 , 442 , 444 , 459
    • Sociocultural Studies: KIN 360 , 363 , 364 , 368 , 460 , 464 , 465 , 467
    • Systems Biology, Exercise & Health: KIN 310 , 320 , 322 , 335 , 420 , 424 , 432 , 435 , 438

    Note:Courses may be subject to change or may not be offered every year.

  • 15 credits: additional 15 credits of any upper level (300/400-level) KIN

24 credits of electives:

  • 12 credits of upper-level (300/400-level) electives (KIN or non-KIN)
  • 12 credits of any level electives (KIN or non-KIN)

 

Note: For a list of KIN undergraduate courses and their descriptions visit the Course Outlines page.

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.

For advising purposes, Credit/D/Fail must be discussed in-person. Students must come in to advising for an appointment before selecting this option for a course.


For students who entered their BKIN 2018W or earlier:

This stream of study prepares students for advanced studies in human movement science and health and fitness, and for future certification and work as a Kinesiologist. The Kinesiology and Health Science stream is an accredited program certified by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrator (CCUPEKA).

Program Planning Notes

  • In order to obtain third year standing in Kinesiology and Health Science, students must complete 12 credits of first year Science in their first two years in at least three of the following four areas: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Students planning to apply to professional health science programs such as Physiotherapy and Medicine are strongly encouraged to determine the necessary undergraduate requirements that are available in other faculties such as Science and Arts.
  • Students in the Kinesiology and Health Science stream must, as a minimum, complete an additional 18 credits of Science, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 300/400 level and must be recognized in the Faculty of Science as credits that could be used towards a Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • All students must complete 30 credits of KIN courses at the 300/400 level.
  • All students must complete 48 credits at the 300/400 level.
  • Students are able to complete arts, commerce, nutritional sciences or science Minors.

 

Program Planning Sheet - Kinesiology & Health Science (KINH)
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Suggested Course Sequence

Year 2

Year 1
  • one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150
  • KIN 103 - Active Health
  • KIN 151 - Biomechanics I
  • KIN 161 - Leisure and Sport in Society
  • KIN 190 - Anatomy & Physiology I
  • KIN 191 - Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Electives (12 credits) (lower level/100-200 level)
  • KIN 230 - Human Motor Behaviour I
  • KIN 231 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 261 - Health Policy and Society
  • KIN 275 - Exercise Physiology I
  • KIN 284 - Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • Electives (15 credits) (lower level/100-200 level)
Years 3 & 4
Select 4 courses from the list below:

  • KIN 303 - High Performance Conditioning in Physical Activity and Sport
  • KIN 330 - Human Motor Behaviour II
  • KIN 351 - Biomechanics II Mechanical Properties of Tissues
  • KIN 361 - Introduction to Athletic Training
  • KIN 375 - Exercise Physiology II
  • KIN 389 - Neuromuscular Integration of Human Movement

Students must also complete:

  • KIN 371 - Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology
  • KIN 373 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • 12 credits of KIN upper-level (300/400-level) electives
  • 12 credits of Science upper-level (300/400-level) electives
  • 6 credits of Science any level electives
  • 6 credits of upper-level (300/400-level) electives (KIN or non-KIN)
  • 6 credits of any level electives (KIN or non-KIN)

In total, students should complete 60 credits in Years 3 & 4 of their program.

 

Note: For a list of KIN undergraduate courses and their descriptions visit the Course Outlines page.

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.

For advising purposes, Credit/D/Fail must be discussed in-person. Students must come in to advising for an appointment before selecting this option for a course.

The Physical and Health Education (PEDH) stream prepares students for leadership and instructional careers in a variety of physical activity and sport settings in both public and private agencies. Students in the PEDH program who wish to enter the faculty of education to pursue school-based physical education teaching careers, following completion of the BKIN, will have fulfilled Faculty of Education admission requirements through the course requirements of the PEDH stream. The Physical and Health Education stream is an accredited program certified by the Canadian Colleges and Universities Physical Education and Kinesiologists Association (CCUPEKA).

Program Planning Notes

  • Students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education need to review the detailed admission requirements.
  • Students planning to apply for the secondary option must prepare a second teaching field.
  • Students in the Physical and Health Education (PEDH) stream must complete a minimum of 18 credits of non-KIN electives, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 300/400 level.
  • All students must complete 30 credits of KIN at the 300/400 level.
  • All students must complete 48 credits at the 300/400-level.
  • Students are able to complete arts, commerce, nutritional sciences or science Minors.

 

Program Planning Sheet - Physical and Health Education (PEDH)
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Suggested Course Sequence

Year 2

Year 1
  • one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150
  • KIN 103 - Active Health
  • KIN 151 - Biomechanics I
  • KIN 161 - Leisure and Sport in Society
  • KIN 190 - Anatomy & Physiology I
  • KIN 191 - Anatomy & Physiology II
  • 6 credits of KIN 115 - Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports and Activities
  • Electives (9 credits) (lower level/100-200 level)
  • KIN 230 - Human Motor Behaviour I
  • KIN 231 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 261 - Health Policy and Society
  • KIN 275 - Exercise Physiology I
  • KIN 284 - Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • 6 credits of KIN 215 - Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports and Activities
  • Electives (9 credits) (lower level/100-200 level)
Years 3 & 4
Students must complete:

  • KIN 371 - Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology
  • KIN 373 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KIN 303 or KIN 464
    • KIN 303 - High Performance Conditioning in Physical Activity and Sport
    • KIN 464 - Health Promotion
  • KIN 362 - Adapted Physical Education
  • KIN 366 - Movement Experiences for Young Children
  • KIN 369 - Instructional Analysis and Design in Sport and Physical Activity Programs
  • KIN 400 - Planning Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Programs
  • KIN 415 - Conceptual Approaches to Games Education
  • 6 credits of KIN upper-level (300/400-level) electives
  • 12 credits of non-KIN upper-level (300/400-level) electives
  • 6 credits of non-KIN any level electives
  • 6 credits of upper-level (300/400-level) electives (KIN or non-KIN)
  • 6 credits of any level electives (KIN or non-KIN)

Note:Students planning on applying to the Bachelor of Education are required to complete KIN 456.

In total, students should complete 60 credits in Years 3 & 4 of their program.

*The KIN 115 and 215 courses can be taken in any sequence i.e. students do not need to take 115's before they take 215's and may take 215's in year one or 115's in year two.

Note: For a list of KIN undergraduate courses and their descriptions visit the Course Outlines page.

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.

For advising purposes, Credit/D/Fail must be discussed in-person. Students must come in to advising for an appointment before selecting this option for a course.

This stream offers increased flexibility for students, allowing them to choose electives that suit their interests and career pursuits. This stream prepares students for the kinesiology career of their choice or for advanced studies in liberal arts or sciences. Students are able to complete Minors in Land and Food Systems, science, arts, or commerce.

Program Planning Notes

  • Students planning to apply to professional health science programs such as Physiotherapy and Medicine are strongly encouraged to determine the necessary undergraduate requirements that are available in other faculties such as Science and Arts.
  • Students in the Interdisciplinary stream must, as a minimum, complete an additional 18 credits of non-KIN electives, of which at least 12 credits must be at the 300/400 level. Students are advised to note prerequisites for 300/400-level non-KIN electives.
  • All students must complete 30 credits of KIN courses at the 300/400 level.
  • All students must complete 48 credits at the 300/400 level.
  • Students are able to complete arts, commerce, nutritional sciences or science minors.

 

Program Planning Sheet - Interdisciplinary Studies (IDKN)
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Suggested Course Sequence

Year 2

Year 1
  • one of ENGL 112 or WRDS 150
  • KIN 103 - Active Health
  • KIN 151 - Biomechanics I
  • KIN 161 - Leisure and Sport in Society
  • KIN 190 - Anatomy & Physiology I
  • KIN 191 - Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Electives (12 credits) (lower level/100-200 level)
  • KIN 230 - Human Motor Behaviour I
  • KIN 231 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KIN 261 - Health Policy and Society
  • KIN 275 - Exercise Physiology I
  • KIN 284 - Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • Electives (15 credits) (lower level/100-200 level)
Years 3 & 4
Students must complete:

  • KIN 371 - Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology
  • KIN 373 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • 24 credits of KIN upper-level (300/400-level) electives
  • 12 credits of non-KIN upper-level (300/400-level) electives
  • 6 credits of non-KIN any level electives
  • 6 credits of upper-level (300/400-level) electives (KIN or non-KIN)
  • 6 credits of any level electives (KIN or non-KIN)

In total, students should complete 60 credits in Years 3 & 4 of their program.

 

Note: For a list of KIN undergraduate courses and their descriptions visit the Course Outlines page.

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.

For advising purposes, Credit/D/Fail must be discussed in-person. Students must come in to advising for an appointment before selecting this option for a course.