Human Kinetics and Recreation

Bachelor of Kinesiology

The bachelor of kinesiology is designed for those interested in the science of human movement and exercise. 


Admission requirements

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 must have completed a grade 12 level laboratory science and mathematics with a final mark of 70 per cent or greater.


Sample courses

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


Career Opportunities

Possible careers include:

  • kinesiologist
  • health and wellness specialist
  • rehabilitation specialist
  • chiropractor
  • 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.

Program Information

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall semester

Application Deadline:

March 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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