Bachelor of Kinesiology

While many think of movement as walking, running, jumping and throwing as a kinesiology student you will learn to appreciate the true complexity and wonder of human movement.

The kinesiology program at Memorial University is one of the most sought after programs in the university. Successful applicants to our program 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 enabling you to understand the complex interaction of the physiological, biomechanical, psychological, and sociological principles of human movement. You will understand how and why we move and how we can optimize the 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.

What can you do with a kinesiology degree?

Kinesiology is growing profession. Career opportunities for graduates are constantly evolving. Here are some career paths kinesiology prepares you for:

  • 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

The B.Kin. is also an excellent foundational degree for careers in:

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

Why study kinesiology at Memorial

Co-op experience: Co-op gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while still a student. The hands on learning these co-op terms give our students an advantage when they enter the work force. Nearly 100 per cent of HKR co-op students find work term jobs.

Experiential learning: You will get real-world, practical learning opportunities both in the classroom and in the lab environment. Many of our classes offer students laboratory experiences where small student numbers enable students to learn by doing.

Small class sizes: Due to our small class sizes we will know your name and you will know all your classmates. We provide ourselves on our ability to create a welcoming learning environment for our students.

We offer two, competitive entry, 4-year degree programs:

Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-operative)

·120 credit hours
·3 co-operative work terms
·Full-time basis

Bachelor of Kinesiology

·120 credit hours
·Can be taken on a full-time basis or part-time


Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association (
Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (


School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552