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Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts & Science
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education

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Fall & Spring

Campus: 

Lethbridge

Program Description

Kinesiology is the study of human movement through physical activity and the critical role it plays from both an individual and cultural perspective. It also helps us understand the mechanics of human motion.

Our programs are designed to provide you with the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical applications of activity as a cultural form, as well as individual performance at all levels of involvement and all ages.

You will also gain an understanding of movement through the integration of specialized knowledge found in topics like anatomy, biomechanics, culture, exercise physiology, leadership, media, motor control, race and ethnicity.

You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, as well as the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, with its indoor track, pool and climbing wall.

BA vs. BSc
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts program explore sport and physical activity involvement from a socio-cultural, wellness and participatory perspective, while students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program study these concepts from a human performance perspective.

Minors | Adding a minor to your degree is a great way to explore academic interests beyond your major. A minor is a set of courses comprising a secondary focus of interest. It is generally not related to your major. A minor may be required or optional. Pursue a second passion by adding a minor to your degree. 

Honours thesis | If your GPA is high enough in your fourth year, you can opt to complete an Undergraduate Thesis course. This is an excellent opportunity for you to earn an “Honours Thesis” designation on your degree.

Experience learning | Our students have a number of experiential learning opportunities available to them including co-operative educationinternational exchanges, independent and applied studies as well as volunteer opportunities. uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer co-operative education to all majors in the arts & sciences, at both the undergrad and grad level.

Community involvement & student clubs | The department provides a number of community services including public lectures and workshops and often draws research subjects from the local area. You can also gain experience by participating in KinPhyEdS Club, which hosts lectures and attends the annual KIN Games, a national event involving academic and physical activity challenges.

Skills acquired | In addition to developing exceptional communication skills, you will develop critical and analytical problem solving skills, research and information management skills, leadership skills, time management, and improve your attention to detail. You will leave the program with a strong ability to summarize research findings, excellent lab experiences, as well as an in-depth knowledge of health and wellness issues.

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"Coming to uLethbridge was definitely the right choice! What more can a student ask for. Great professors, great classroom environments, and a welcoming campus. Don't be afraid to try new things; those new scary things will likely be the stepping stones for new and worthwhile experiences." - Trishell Provost, BSc/BEd Kinesiology

Additional Requirements: 

For current information on admission and program requirements, visit the Registrar's Office website.

Not from Alberta? View other provinces' grade 12-level subjects.


Possible Careers

  • Athletics Administration
  • Coaching & Athletic Training
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Health or Wellness Industry/Promotion
  • Physical or Occupational Therapy
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Orthopedic Assistant
  • Activity Director
  • Outdoor Adventure Education
  • Sports Management
  • Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation

Professional disciplines & graduate studies | Your undergraduate degree in Kinesiology provides an excellent foundation for medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, sports psychology, business management and education. The University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies offers graduate programs, at the Master and Doctoral levels, spanning over 60 disciplines — so why not consider pursuing grad school right here in Lethbridge! Whether you choose to do your advanced studies at uLethbridge or another institution, know that your undergraduate degree has set you on the path to post-graduate success.

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Sample Classes:

  • Wellness & Physical Activity
  • Functional Human Anatomy
  • History of Physical Activity & Sport
  • Research Methodologies
  • Growth, Development & Aging
  • Biomechanics
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Sociology of Physical Activity & Sport
  • Human & Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness & Lifestyle Evaluation
  • Philosophy of Physical Activity
  • Sport Management
  • Physical Activities Courses
  • Movement Disorders
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