Bachelor of kinesiology

School: Human Kinetics and Recreation Campus: St. John's
Length: Four years Honours available: Yes
University Calendar: Bachelor of kinesiology 
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The bachelor of kinesiology is designed for students interested in the science of human movement and exercise. It will prepare you for careers in ergonomics, fitness, health and wellness and lifestyle professions.

Admission requirements

Fall semester
Application deadline:
March 1

New Memorial students

You may apply for admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation directly from high school by indicating your desired degree option in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the program from high school is competitive for a limited number of placements and is subject to meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee your acceptance into the program.

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Current Memorial and transfer students

If you're seeking admission into the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation through transfer from within Memorial University or other accredited post-secondary institutions, indicate your desired degree option in the appropriate place on the undergraduate application for admission

Overall academic performance and evidence of ability to successfully maintain a full course load are important criteria in reaching decisions on applications for admission and will be considered in the selection process. HKR degree programs are competitive for a limited number of seats.

Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript showing completed courses and current registrations to the Office of the Registrar. No applicant will be granted admission beyond academic term four.

Note: Current students and transfer students seeking admission to a HKR degree program should be prepared for it to take a minimum of three additional years to complete their HKR degree.

Sample first year

Wondering about what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for kinesiology students.

Sample courses beyond first year

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

Career opportunities

A bachelor of kinesiology prepares students for a variety of careers including:

  • 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.