Faculty of Health Sciences

Study human movement

Study human movement

As the study of human movement, kinesiology explores a broad range of topics that include anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sociology, education, active health, wellness, and nutrition.

In the 51 Kinesiology program, you  go well beyond the questions of how and why we move, and start to explore how we can optimize the human potential for motor skill performance.

Not only do you benefit from 51's smaller class sizes, but you also have additional opportunities for hands-on experience in the human performance lab, in the community, and in professional settings.

The 51 Kinesiology program provides you with the flexibility to explore a variety of topics that interest you before you choose to specialize in exercise science or pedagogy.

The exercise science option is ideal if you aim for a career as a registered kinesiologist, want to go to graduate school, or plan to apply to a professional program such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, medicine, or chiropractics.

The pedagogy option is a great choice if you wish to pursue a career in an instructional setting, as a teacher, community recreation instructor, personal trainer, sports performance advisor, fitness consultant, or administrator.

Career Outlook for Kinesiology

A growing awareness of the benefits of fitness combined with the aging of the population is opening up opportunities in the health and fitness industry.

Grads with a Bachelor of Kinesiology may work in a variety of roles as health professionals to help people improve their health and wellbeing. Some find employment as recreation consultants, sport and fitness analysts, fitness consultants, teachers, and athletic training and therapy practitioners.

Many grads pursue advanced degrees to become physical therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, or doctors in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and private settings.