Prospective Students

Kinesiology at UBC offers you a premier choice to start your professional career in the field of Kinesiology, active health, research, education, recreation, or sports. A Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) is also an excellent step on the way to a second degree in medicine, rehabilitation sciences, education and dentistry, among many others.

The undergraduate 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. Students will specialize in one of three streams going into second-year: Neuromechanical and Physiological Sciences (NPSC), Social and Behavioural Sciences (SBSC), or Multidisciplinary Science (MDSC).

For more information, please contact the KIN Undergraduate Advising Office at kin.advising@ubc.ca or 604.822.4512.

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Admission Requirements

UBC and the School of Kinesiology welcome students from Canada and around the world.

Curriculum Requirements

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Kinesiology - specific requirements Select your province or territory from the list below to find out what the Kinesiology- specific requirements are for your high school curriculum.

See Advanced Placement (AP)

At UBC, we recognize the value of AP courses. All AP courses are eligible for admission consideration and AP course grades may be combined with an approved high school curriculum to meet the University’s admission requirements.

Additional international countries are listed on you.ubc.ca

First-Year Credit

Many students in the School of Kinesiology are granted first-year credit for IB, AP or British A Levels. These credits can be used to meet the Kinesiology program or streams requirements. For details on what first-year credit you’re eligible to receive, find your program at the page linked below.
First-Year Credits


Entrance Awards

For scholarships offered by UBC for Canadian or International students entering the university – please visit their website for further details.

School of Kinesiology Entrance Awards for Aboriginal Students

Two awards of $1,000 each have been created by the School of Kinesiology for entering Aboriginal students who are enrolled in at least 24 credits of course work over the Winter Session. The awards may be renewed for one year only, subject to satisfactory completion of the first year and enrollment in a second year of study in the School of Kinesiology with at least 24 credits of course work. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School.

More information here.


About the Degree

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 & Canvas 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.

Degree Details

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Possible Careers

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.

Career Paths


Student Stories

At The School of Kinesiology, we bring you more than an exceptional interdisciplinary, international education – we bring you the world.

Canada is internationally recognized as a country that delivers the highest standards of education, and UBC is no exception. As a Kinesiology student, you will be part of a diverse community that is home to some of the brightest minds in the world, building relationships that will last a lifetime.  Here are some of our Kinesiology Student Stories.

KIN Senior Orientation Leader: Priya Dhaliwal

Priya is a third-year student in the neuromechanical and physiology sciences stream. She plans to pursue a career in health care after she graduates and says “I think it’s best to follow my heart and see where my studies take me. My advice for all students out there is to be yourself and let your […]

Mohammed, Paula

Graduating year: 1994
Degree: BHK
Upon graduating, Paula says, “In the 90’s, event management barely existed as a career and there were very few opportunities in Vancouver to work in the field of sports marketing. I was lucky to secure a job with the one sport marketing company in the city at that time.” Paula founded In My Kitchen Inc, three years ago and reflects, “Growing up in a culturally diverse household with many passionate cooks, I came to cherish the experiences I had around the kitchen table, and that is how In My Kitchen was born.

KIN Senior Orientation Leader: Naina Dhiman

Naina is a fourth-year student in the interdisciplinary stream. After she graduates, Naina hopes to pursue a Masters of physiotherapy Naina will be a KIN Orientation Leader this September 2021, where she will be “working alongside other KIN orientation leaders to help facilitate a positive, welcoming, and impactful start for the incoming students at UBC!” […]

KIN Senior Orientation Leader: Rebecca Tsow

Rebecca is a fourth-year student in the interdisciplinary stream. After she graduates, Rebecca hopes to continue her education to pursue a Master’s of Physical Therapy and eventually work towards a career in physiotherapy. She would also love to travel abroad and spend time living in another country. Rebecca will be a KIN Orientation Leader this […]

Shayan Badiei

Shayan Badiei is a third year student in the neuromechanical and physiological sciences stream. After completing his undergraduate degree, he plans on pursuing a Master’s in physical therapy at UBC and hopes to have a career as a physiotherapist. Shayan is a member of the UBC Red Cross club and says it has allowed him […]

Katie Clark, Fourth Year Interdisciplinary Student

Katie is a fourth year student in the interdisciplinary stream. She recently returned from the U23 World Rowing Championship in Račice, Czech Republic, where she raced in the Women’s Quadruple Sculls and placed 11th. “This regatta was a learning experience for our crew, as we had not been on a start line in 18 months […]

Laura Mar

Laura is graduating with a BKin in the interdisciplinary stream. After graduation, Laura plans to continue her current research and pursue a career in medicine or counseling. “I was fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct a directed study with Dr. John Kramer. I studied the diversity of sex and age recruitment within pain neuroimaging […]

Sherry Han

Sherry is graduating with a BKin in the interdisciplinary stream. Upon graduation, Sherry says “I’m excited to continue working with mission driven companies to create more meaningful experiences through experiential marketing, people and culture. Down the line, I hope to build something of my own centered around connection and empathy.” As an active member of […]

Karmen Leong

Karmen is graduating with a BKin in Physical Health and Education. After graduation, Karmen plans on enrolling in the Bachelor of Education program to become a secondary school physical education teacher. As an active member of the KIN community, Karmen served as a member of the KUS as VP Communications for 2019-2020, “I rebranded the […]

Lana Camp

Lana is graduating this Spring, 2021 with a BKin from the interdisciplinary stream. After graduation, she plans to apply to the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists to be certified as a Registered Kinesiologist. Eventually, Lana would like to move back to the United States to become an Exercise Physiologist and work with athletes. Upon reflection, […]