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Kinesiology (BKin)


Kinesiology (BKin)

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Kinesiology is the study of human movement, sport and physical activity.

Our multidisciplinary Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) program analyzes physical movement through the integrative perspectives of psychology, motor control, sociology, biomechanics, history, physiology, health and philosophy.


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • Our Kinesiology program limits first-year enrolment to ensure year one class sizes are smaller, providing opportunities for more engagement and instructor interaction.
  • The multidisciplinary and integrated approach to kinesiology our program adopts exposes you to a wide range of topics, lenses and ultimately career paths related to human movement, with the opportunity for you to individualize your BKin degree through the selection of electives, concentrations and minors.
  • Our Kinesiology facilities include teaching and research laboratories in exercise physiology, anatomy/physiology, biomechanics, health and motor learning and control, as well as the use of world-class athletic facilities for physical activity tutorials.

First-Year Courses

  • Fundamental Movement Skills and Physical Literacy
  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations
  • Fundamentals of Motor Learning and Control
  • Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Unifying Life Processes
  • Biological Diversity and Evolution
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • 1.0 elective credits

Choice may be offered for a selection of these courses. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 80s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: high 80s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Biology at 70%.
  • One of 3M Functions, 3U Functions & Relations, or any 4U Mathematics at 60%.
  • 4U Exercise Science recommended
  • If students would like to pursue science electives at Laurier, we recommend Chemistry and/or Physics.
  • Biology and English are calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Management Option
  • Psychology Minor
  • Biology Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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