Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin)

Learning Through Experience

Hands-on learning, practical experience, classes taught by accomplished professors, and a program designed to foster an evidence-based approach to continued learning.

With the growing awareness of the role that physical activity plays in the optimization of health and in the prevention and treatment of the leading causes of illness and disease, there is an increasing demand for professionals in the field of kinesiology and physical education. 

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) program will take academic courses in human movement and its relationship to health. This program combines knowledge spanning the biophysical, psychological and physical cultural areas of study and includes course topics such as exercise physiology, psychology of injury and rehabilitation, motor learning and control, ethical issues and biomechanics.

Students have the opportunity to enrol in elective courses from other divisions within the University (in biology, psychology and the humanities, for example). 

In-Field Learning

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Work with professional mentors who are experts in their field.

  • Study in downtown Toronto and gain unrivaled access to:
    • Health-care, sport and physical activity institutions
    • Research opportunities
    • Some of the largest and most diverse school boards and community recreation centres.

Leading Professors and Research

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  • Enjoy courses taught by accomplished scholars and scientists who bring their research and experience into the classroom and lab.
  • Engage in independent research projects while working alongside professors.
  • Attend national conferences to present your research.

Integrating Theory and Practice

  • Take advantage of a wide array of courses and become a movement specialist.
  • Develop knowledge and competencies related to the design and delivery of exercise and physical activity.
  • Take courses such as Teaching the Child, Aging and also Adapted Physical Activity, which include applied sessions in a field setting.

Experience the Outdoor Projects

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  • Learn fundamental skills to engage in outdoor-related activities, while also gaining leadership, co-operation, teamwork and problem solving skills.
  • Broaden your horizons and learn about environmental awareness, equity, diversity and social inclusion.

    Small Community, Big Opportunities

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    Located at the heart of U of T’s St. George Campus, the Faculty gives you the advantage of being immersed in one of the world’s leading research universities, while also enjoying the support and camaraderie of a small, close-knit community of students and faculty.

    Enjoy an inclusive, welcoming and safe environment, with access to a wide range of student support services to help you make the most of your university experience – inside and outside of the classroom:

    • Front-line support right within our faculty
    • Academic Student Advisors
    • Learning skills resources, workshops and counselling
    • Health Sciences Writing Centre
    • Career skills development
    • Kinesiology and Physical Education Undergraduate Association (KPEUA)
    • KINections

    Great Facilities and Programs

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    The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education supports all U of T students by providing a wide range of co-curricular physical activities that strive to find a fit for everybody. Students can access physical activity, sport and leadership opportunities in all our facilities: the Athletic Centre, Varsity Centre, and state-of-the-art Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

    Students can also participate in a multitude of pursuits and activities, including over 800 clubs ranging from drama productions to multi-faith groups to community work. Being part of a large and prestigious university provides advantages such as access to one of North America’s largest library holdings, as well as proximity to learning and networking opportunities through the University Health Network hospitals.

    Where can a BKin Degree Take You?

    University of Toronto BKin graduates are well-prepared to pursue a wide array of careers or to continue their studies in many professional and graduate schools.

    Health Sciences Public Policy Analysis
    Regulated Health Professions Fitness Industry
    Business Event Management
    Education Marketing and Promotion
    Recreation Clinical Kinesiology
    Sports Administration Ergonomics
    Outdoor Leadership Clinical Trials Management
    Coaching Academia
    Government Scientists Public Health
    Non-Governmental Organizations  

    Relevant Organizations

    Canadian Academy for Sport Medicine The Ontario Physical and Health Education Association
    Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
    Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute Canadian Physiotherapy Association
    Canadian Kinesiology Alliance Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs
    Canadian Society for Biomechanics Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
    Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology Physical and Health Education Canada
    Canadian Wellness American College of Sports Medicine
    Ontario Fitness Council American Council on Exercise
    Ontario Kinesiology Alliance International Sport Science Association (ISSA)
    Participaction National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
    The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Canadian Society of Biomechanics
    The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario  


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