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Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Degree program

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSc) degree has four majors available: Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise and Health Physiology, and Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement Major.

Though students receive a BSc, this program lives within the Faculty of Kinesiology and not within the Faculty of Science. If you are interested in taking mainly science-based courses, this may be the program for you.


A Kinesiology degree requires a minimum of 40 course including 18 core courses. To earn the BSc in Kinesiology,  21 of the 40 courses must be science-based. 

Learn more about the courses:

First Year Degree Guide - Kinesiology
Program Description (Academic Calendar)
List of Kinesiology Courses (Academic Calendar)


By virtue of the courses required for the Biomechanics and Exercise & Health Physiology majors, students earn the BSc.  Learn more about each major below.



Study human movement and look for ways to improve health, wellness and performance of the human body at work, in sport and in daily life.

A major in Kinesiology provides greater flexibility in choosing option courses. Options can be used to explore other areas of interest, minor programs and embedded certificates . Option courses can also help you meet specific requirements for after-degree programs.


Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement 

Motor and Psychosocial Aspects of Movement is the study of the neural, cognitive and psychosocial 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.


Find out what you will learn, what courses you'll take, career opportunities and admission requirements for a Biomechanics major here

Biomechanics FAQ (PDF). 


Exercise and Health Physiology

Find out what you will learn, what course you'll take, career opportunities and admission requirements for an Exercise and Health Physiology Major here

Exercise and Health Physiology FAQ (PDF). 


In the Biomechanics Lab

See researchers in action in the biomechanics lab. 

Videos from the Exercise Physiology Lab 

Curious about what you will learn and do in Kinesiology labs? Watch the videos below. 


V02 MAX Test

See a test that determines the body's ability to consume oxygen. 

Wingate Test

This test measures your peak power which is important for certain sports. 

Force Velocity Test

The Biodex measure the force and power of many different muscle groups. 

More videos: visit the anatomy and physiology lab and see researchers perform a DEXA test. Watch them now.