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The origins of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary date back to 1961 when the School of Physical Education was founded. In 1994, the name was changed to the Faculty of Kinesiology. Today, the faculty's curriculum and majors are recognized and accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA). The Faculty of Kinesiology offers a world-class environment for research and learning as well as superb training facilities for coaches and athletes at the varsity, community and Olympic level. The Faculty continues to work to improve the health and mobility of our society through our renowned research, which provides evidence of the benefits of exercise for all ages and demographics. Kinesiology students receive high-quality and relevant, experiential learning opportunities that inform their future careers and contribute to the research and scholarship in the faculty and the university. The Faculty is also the home of the successful Dinos varsity teams, Olympic Oval, Active Living, Outdoor Centre, Sport Medicine Centre and the Human Performance Lab.


In addition to a core curriculum, all undergraduate students pursuing a combined or concurrent degree with another faculty, refer to the Summary of Degree Programs chart for a list of allowable combinations.

The Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology offer a solid foundation with depth and breadth in the Kinesiology discipline. Students may tailor their degree to meet their needs and interests.

The Biomechanics Major (BSc) focuses on the mechanics of human movement with an emphasis on biomedical and sports applications, through course work in Kinesiology, Mathematics, and Engineering.

The Exercise and Health Physiology Major (BSc) builds upon fundamental knowledge in human movement and physiological functioning to understand the physiological response to exercise (from activities of daily living to high performance sport), and also the impact of exercise and diet on the physiological determinants of health and human performance across the life span.

The Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement in Kinesiology Major (BKin or BSc) provides a comprehensive education in the areas of behavioural neurosciences, cognition and neuro-motor control, and the application of personality and social psychological principles to the fields of exercise and health psychology, and sport psychology.

The Leadership and Coaching Major (BKin) develops leaders from developmental to high performance coaching opportunities.

Student Affairs

Academic advisors in the Advising Office are available for program consultation during regular office hours. Students are encouraged to contact the Advising Office a minimum of once per academic year to discuss any aspect of academic programs and student experience.

Kinesiology Student Society (KSS) is an undergraduate club responsible for academic and social activities. The main objective is to build spirit and rapport within the Faculty.