Bachelor of kinesiology
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.
New Memorial applicants
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.
In addition, you must have completed a grade 12 laboratory science with a final mark of 70% or greater and a grade 12 mathematics course, along with being eligible to register for Mathematics 1000, 1090 or 109A/B.
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
A bachelor of kinesiology prepares students for a variety of careers including:
- 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.
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation