Bachelor of Kinesiology
The bachelor of kinesiology is designed for those interested in the science of human movement and exercise. Students can choose between a three-year academic option or a four-year co-operative option. The co-operative option is composed of seven academic terms and three full-time work terms. Work terms provide students with opportunities to explore their interest in the field, to develop important work/life skills, to put academic theory into practice and to earn income to support their education.
Students may apply for admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation directly from high school by indicating their desired degree option in the appropriate place on the University Application for Admission/Readmission. The application and supporting documentation is required by the March 1 deadline. Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive for a limited number of placements and is subject to the applicant meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee a student’s acceptance into the program.
In addition to the general academic requirements, students applying to either the co-op or non co-op option must have completed a grade 12 level laboratory science and mathematics with a final mark of 70 per cent or greater.
Possible careers include:
- health and wellness specialist
- rehabilitation specialist
- medicine (medical professional)
- occupational therapist and physiotherapist
- ergonomics professional
Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.