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Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

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Why take the BSc in Kinesiology program?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement as it relates to exercise science and athletic performance.

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program is a science-focused degree that specializes in the promotion of health, the prevention and management of chronic disease, and the enhancement of human performance.

We also offer a Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree, which takes a broader and more interdisciplinary approach.

Why get a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree?

Why study Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation gives you access to all the state-of-the-art learning, research, and athletic facilities at the University of Alberta, while offering small class sizes and specialized, interactive programs. With every degree program, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain work experience by completing a practicum in your final year.

As of January 1, 2018, the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation is now the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. If you are applying to this faculty for Fall 2018 admission, select “Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation” on the admission application form. Once admitted, you will be a student within the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.

Possible Careers

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Sport Medicine Research Assistant

"I’ve always had an interest in the human body and knew I wanted to eventually have a career in the healthcare industry, so kinesiology seemed fitting, as I could combine both passions; athletics/physical activity and learning about the body." – Shauntelle is a fourth-year Bachelor of Kinesiology student and a member of the Pandas volleyball team.

Admissions Requirements for 2020 - 2021

This information is for students applying directly from high school. Transfer students: see the Calendar

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Required Courses

  • One of the following courses
    • English Language Arts 30-1
  • One of the following subjects (click to see courses)
    • Physical Education
    • Math/Sciences
  • One of the following courses
    • Chemistry 30
  • One of the following courses
    • Mathematics 30-1
  • One of the following courses
    • Physics 30

Admission Average

Admission is competitive and subject to availability of space.

Canadian students, see Competitive Averages by faculty.
International students, see Competitive Averages and Conversions.

 
 
 
  • English Language Proficiency (ELP)  

    Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

  • Indigenous Applicants  

    At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Indigenous Students in their work towards a degree. Indigenous students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2020

March 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check! For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

Notes

  • Students with a previous degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or equivalent from an accredited institution are not eligible for admission to this program. Please refer to Undergraduate Admission section from calendar: https://calendar.ualberta.ca/content.php?catoid=29

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see admission requirements by faculty in the University Calendar.

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Why UAlberta?

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