Bachelor of Kinesiology

The kinesiology degree is one of Memorial University's most sought after programs. Students are exposed to a comprehensive four years of study on the art and science of human movement.

As a kinesiology student, you will learn to approach movement from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will understand the complex interaction of the physiological, biomechanical, psychological, and sociological principles of human movement. You will explore how and why we move and how we can optimize human potential for movement and performance.


Memorial's kinesiology program is accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA), aligning the School with the best programs across the country.

Sample courses

HKR 2340 - Fitness Leadership
HKR 3310 - Physiology of Exercise
HKR 3410 - Sociology of Physical Activity and Sport


Our alumni are leaders in physical activity, health and wellness. Graduates commonly pursue careers as:

  • Clinical kinesiologist
  • Health and wellness specialist
  • Health promotion consultant
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Small business owner (health and wellness field)
  • Elite and amateur coach
  • Athletic director
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness club manager
  • Rehabilitation specialist (i.e. Workers Compensation Board)
  • Ergonomic consultant
  • Corporate wellness consultant
  • Seniors program coordinator
  • Stunt person/coordinator
  • Special needs consultant
  • Recreational therapist
  • Firefighter
  • Researcher in sport equipment design and rehabilitation

Alumni also continue post-secondary education and/or training for careers as:

  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Work physiology
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  • Naturopathic and homeopathic medicine
  • Athletic therapy
  • Research based MSc/PhD programs