Kinesiology

Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)
Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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What you will learn in this program

Kinesiology scholars ask questions such as: How does physical activity affect the aging process? What physiological changes characterize the relaxation response? How do humans adapt to environmental stresses?

Kinesiology involves the multidisciplinary study of human movement and function. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class and during labs. Enrolling in the Kinesiology program will allow you to develop a solid kinesiology foundation from which you can build a specialized degree that allows you to explore your interests and career goals.

Career opportunities

​Kinesiologists have global opportunities to work in areas such as coaching, recreation, health and fitness, research, and more. A degree in Kinesiology can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Courses you'll take:

Activity (Essence and Experience), Introduction to Motor Control and Learning, Introduction to Research in Kinesiology, Introduction to Statistical Inquiry, ​Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Admission requirements and information

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Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Lab work - Learn how to use tools and develop techniques within a supervised laboratory setting.

Work experience

Practicum experience - Opportunity to gain hands-on career related expereinces in a professional setting.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

Pain, pleasure and pastime. Why do we push ourselves physically and mentally in sport, especially endurance sports, and keep doing it? Dr. William Bridel’s own athletic experience as a former marathoner and Ironman triathlete fuelled his desire to learn more about why we push ourselves when it hurts so much. Bridel’s fascination moves beyond the physical realm of sport into the socio-cultural aspects of the body, physical activity, health and gender.

Why we run — a look beyond the physical

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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The faculty of Kinesiology was the perfect fit for me. It combines excellent teaching with an outstanding selection of courses in applicable subject matter, all in an energetic, community atmosphere. I found the program was flexible enough to allow me play and thrive as a quarterback on the Dinos football team.

Andrew B., BSc'16

Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Kinesiology
Kinesiology B, Room 139B
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5183