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Why choose Kinesiology?

We are all about active and healthy living.

Sound like you? Join us. 

Our faculty is truly unique. As a result of the 1988 Olympics, we have developed superb places for research, learning and training. We are home to the successful Dinos varsity teams, Olympic Oval, Active Living programs, the Outdoor Centre and the Sport Medicine Centre. 

Top 7 reasons to join Kinesiology

Practical experience 

Get hands-on experience in the lab, in a volunteer position or through a practicum position (an unpaid work experience for credit). We have partnerships with other faculties and institutes at the university and in the community, and we have many excellent positions to choose from.


Access to excellent research facilities and labs

Undergrads and graduates conduct research projects in well-equipped labs such as the Human Performance Lab where you will study human movement and the Thrive Centre where you will learn about exercise to improve cancer outcomes. The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in Kinesiology is one of eleven research centres in the world that is supported by the International Olympic Committee. 


Mentorship from top leaders

Our faculty is one the top sport science schools in the world. You will learn from and work with some of the world’s leading experts to make new discoveries and set standards that are emulated by other sport science schools around the globe.


Peer support network

Kinesiology has active graduate and undergraduate student associations for peer support, study and fun. As well as regular events, each year the Kinesiology Students' Society presents Kindustry – an event where all students have the chance to meet and talk with industry professionals. More than 20 different career options are presented for kinesiology-based careers.



We offer combined degrees with  Bachelor of Arts-Dance, Bachelor of Commerce, or a Bachelor of Education. We offer a flexible education that leads to many career options.


Outstanding places for recreation and fitness 

It's not surprising Olympic athletes train in Kinesiology facilities. Skate or run at the Olympic Oval; swim at the Aquatic Centre with 50m lanes; or visit the Outdoor Centre for equipment rentals and instruction. You can enjoy many recreation and sporting activities; and cheer for the Dinos athletic teams. Many students in our faculty supplement their education and gain experience by working in campus recreation facilities. 


Convenient location

Just in case you need one more reason, the Kinesiology complex is located on the main campus next to the MacEwan Student Centre with health and wellness services, The Q Centre, the book store, a pharmacy, many food vendors, and more. 

Researchers in the Human Performance Lab in the Faculty of Kinesiology at UCalgary
Kinesiology students in Brew and Blendz coffee shop in KNA building
Outside of Mac Hall

I would not choose any program other than kinesiology. It was so much fun and we have such a good family here in our faculty. Our profs are amazing and they really want us to succeed.

Conne Lategan

Conné Lategan

BSc Kinesiology, Honours Program

Meet a few of our scholars

Dr. Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD

Professor Nicole Culos-Reed

Incorporating exercise and wellness to improve outcomes for cancer survivors.

Fourth year kinesiology students study in Norway

Fourth-year Kinesiology students

Semester in Norway offers students international view of sports-science.

Dr. Cari Din with two students

Professor Cari Din

Care for students, the material, and teaching and learning leads to award.

Do you need advice on admissions, courses, career paths and more? Speak with a Kinesiology advisor.