Mind Sciences in Kinesiology
Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
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What you will learn in this program
Mind Sciences scholars ask questions such as: What factors affect human behaviour? How do memory and decision making impact human performance? Can understanding personality traits enhance team building?
Mind science is the study of the neural, cognitive and psycho-social concepts to try to understand human behaviour in physical activity, sport and health. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class and during labs. You’ll learn approaches that researchers and practitioners in these fields use to describe, explain, predict and manage human behaviour.
Mind Sciences graduates have global opportunities to work in areas such as sport medicine and rehabilitation, recreation, health and fitness, research and more. A degree in Mind Sciences 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 Statistics I, Principles of Psychology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Admission requirements and information
Lab work - Learn how to use tools and develop techniques within a supervised laboratory setting.
Practicum experience - Opportunity to gain hands-on career related expereinces in a professional setting.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
Namaste. It’s not often that you meet your professor with the ancient Sanskrit greeting. Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed is known for her groundbreaking work on the importance of exercise for the mental and physical well-being of cancer patients and survivors. Held in high regard by her students, Culos-Reed's philosophy of education is to empower others — whether it is to a classroom of undergraduates, her own graduate students, colleagues, health care providers, or fitness and yoga professionals.
Empowering others through exercise
Did you know? That out of over 340 student clubs on campus, the Kinesiology Students' Society has won the UCalgary Student’s Union Engagement Award five times for their commitment to supporting and engaging first-year students on campus.
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I was attracted to the Faculty of Kinesiology because I believe it is becoming increasingly important to educate others on how being physically active affects health. As kinesiologists, we are truly able to make a difference in people's lives. One of the best parts about studying kinesiology at UCalgary are the lab facilities that undergraduate students have access to, such as the cadaver lab and the exercise physiology lab.
Jane R., kinesiology student
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