The Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics emphasizes the biophysical sciences of human kinetics, with a focus on the role that biological, anatomical, musculoskeletal, and neuro-motor systems have on motor performance, and the impact of sport and physical activity on the body. It provides the knowledge, skills and techniques required for you to play a leading role in developing and implementing evidence-based approaches that maintain and improve human movement, and lead to positive health outcomes for different populations in a variety of settings. While the program focuses on disciplines such as anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and psychomotor behaviour, it also provides an understanding of how the social sciences contribute to human movement and performance. Students have the opportunity to do experiential education internships in a community venue, or do a research project supervised by faculty. This degree can lead to admission to graduate studies in human kinetics and advanced degrees in allied health and rehabilitation sciences such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, medicine, or chiropractic studies. Potential additional certifications: College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (Registered Kinesiologist), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Exercise Physiologist).

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory Courses at the 1000 level
ANP 1105Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 Units
APA 1313Musculoskeletal Anatomy3 Units
BIO 1130Introduction to Organismal Biology3 Units
BIO 1140Introduction to Cell Biology3 Units
CHM 1311Principles of Chemistry3 Units
CHM 1321Organic Chemistry I3 Units
MAT 1330Calculus for the Life Sciences I3 Units
PHY 1321Principles of Physics I3 Units
Compulsory Courses at the 2000 level
APA 2114Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement3 Units
APA 2120Motor Control and Learning3 Units
APA 2140Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology3 Units
APA 2180Research Methods in Human Kinetics3 Units
APA 2301Exercise Physiology I3 Units
APA 2314Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics3 Units
Compulsory Courses at the 3000 level
APA 3120Psychomotor Behavior Laboratory3 Units
APA 3381Measurement and Data Analysis in Human Kinetics3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Workshop in Essay Writing
Technical Report Writing
3 course units from3 Units
Human Anatomy and Physiology III
Environmental Physiology
Organic Chemistry II
6 course units from:6 Units
Physical Activity in a Global Health Perspective
Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada
Introduction to Leisure Studies
Administration of Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Services
History of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada
6 course units from:6 Units
Research Project
Internship/Clinical Experience
21 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses21 Units
Elective courses
33 elective course units 33 Units
or 3 elective course units and a minor
Total: 120 Units

List of Optional Courses

APA 3111Intervention Observation and Experimentation3 Units
APA 3113Management of Sporting Events and Festivals3 Units
APA 3114Exercise Physiology II3 Units
APA 3118Recreation, Sport and Community Development3 Units
APA 3119Coaching Training Methods3 Units
APA 3121Human Motor Skill Development3 Units
APA 3122Physical Activity and Health3 Units
APA 3123Hockey and Canadian Culture3 Units
APA 3124Diet and Physical Activity3 Units
APA 3125Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3 Units
APA 3130Motor Performance and Aging3 Units
APA 3131Physical Ergonomics3 Units
APA 3142Sociology of Health and Physical Activity in Canada3 Units
APA 3146Sport and Recreation Marketing3 Units
APA 3150Neural Control of Human Movement3 Units
APA 3301Ethics in Sport, Physical Activity and Health in Canada3 Units
APA 3311Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 Units
APA 3324Techniques and Strategies in Sport3 Units
APA 3325Fitness Training Principles3 Units
APA 4101Anthropology of Sport and Leisure3 Units
APA 4112Political Economy of Sport and Physical Activity3 Units
APA 4115Sport and Identities3 Units
APA 4116Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3 Units
APA 4117Quality of Life: Theory, Research and Application3 Units
APA 4118Biomechanical Basis of Injury3 Units
APA 4119International Sport Management Perspectives3 Units
APA 4120Sport and Physical Activity in Aging Populations3 Units
APA 4123Physical Activity Counselling3 Units
APA 4124Interdisciplinary Cases and Professional Practice in Kinesiology3 Units
APA 4125Molecular Exercise Physiology3 Units
APA 4131Psychomotor Behavior: Current Trends3 Units
APA 4150Principles in Psychomotor Rehabilitation3 Units
APA 4160Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription3 Units
APA 4313Exercise and Disease Prevention3 Units
APA 4315External Influences and Physical Activity3 Units
APA 4320Advanced Coaching: Global Preparation in a Sport3 Units
APA 4323Selected Topics in Human Kinetics3 Units
APA 4900Directed Studies3 Units