Requirements and Application Procedures
Students interested in applying to the Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) program must meet certain requirements. An overview of our admission requirements is found below. Additional information can be found on the University of Toronto’s Future Students website.
Ontario High School Admission Requirements
Students applying to the BKin program from an Ontario high school must have six Grade 12 4U/M courses or their equivalent. These must include:
• Advanced Functions or Calculus and Vectors
• One of: Biology/Physics/Chemistry
• Strongly recommended: Introduction to Kinesiology/Exercise Science
• Recommended: Biology and/or Physics – (Note: Chemistry is strongly recommended for candidates wanting to pursue multiple courses in university level Biology).
Canadian High School Admission Requirements
Are your most recent studies at a Canadian high school in a province other than Ontario? Find the admission requirements based on your province.
Admission requirements for students applying from a Canadian high school
International High School Admission Requirements
Are your current or most recent studies at a high school outside of Canada?
Admission requirements for students applying from schools outside of Canada
Transfer Admission Requirements
Students enrolled in other degree programs at the University of Toronto or external universities may apply for transfer to the BKin degree program.
Spaces for transfer students are limited and competition is high. All transfer applicants must meet the published program prerequisites. High school grades in the A range, and a university GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is recommended to be competitive. Transfer students who are on probation or suspension in their current program are not eligible for admission.
Admission requirements for transfer students depend on where you went to school and your level of education. Visit the University of Toronto’s Future Students website and use the dropdown menus to find the option that represents you best and get pertinent admission requirements for your situation. Additional information on transfer credits is also provided.
Special and Visiting Students (Non-Degree) Admission Requirements
Special and/or visiting students are individuals living in North America. They are not proceeding to a degree offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and wish to take courses offered by the Faculty out of interest or for transfer credit. Students who fit this description must meet the admission criteria expected of students who are proceeding to a degree.
Visiting students must be in good standing at their home university.
- Applicants not previously admitted to the Faculty must submit a complete application, relevant documents and a $90 fee directly to the Faculty.
- Graduates of Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education programs may be readmitted for further undergraduate study upon presentation of a letter to the Admissions Committee outlining the reasons they would like to return. The re-registration fee for returning students is $25. The fee is waived for KPE students who graduated within the last year.
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended are required, except for transcripts from the University of Toronto.
- Visiting students enrolled at other universities must also include a letter of permission from their home institution.
- Early application is advised as spaces are limited. Not all applicants are granted this privilege.
- Please note that non-degree students are not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding, although a Continuation of Interest Free Status form is acceptable to maintain interest-free status on previous OSAP loans. This applies to all full-time and part-time OSAP programs.
- Special and visiting students wishing to enrol solely in Arts & Science courses who are not KPE graduates should apply via the Woodsworth College Visiting Student Program.
Application Deadlines for Special and Visiting Students
- April 1: Summer Admission
- June 30: September admission
- November 30: January admission
Application Forms and Information
All completed forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not fax or mail forms.
Additional Requirements for all Applicants
Statement of Interest
An online Statement of Interest, including the name and contact information of one referee, is required of all applicants to the BKin degree program. Students who do not complete the Statement of Interest will be disqualified.
Submit your Statement of Interest by February 15, 2023 by logging onto the Join U of T Applicant Portal.
Proof of English Facility
All applicants to the University of Toronto must be able to demonstrate proof of English facility. English is the language of instruction and examination at U of T, and success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency.
If English is not your first language (i.e. is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.
To find out if you are required to provide proof of English facility, please visit the University of Toronto’s English Language Requirements webpage.
How to Apply
For detailed application procedures, please visit the University of Toronto Future Students website.
Apply to your desired program via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre.
- Current Ontario secondary school students: Apply using the online OUAC 101 form.
- Internal U of T transfer applicants: Apply using the online internal U of T transfer application
(see: Full-Time Degree Applicants Previously or Currently Registered as Students at the University of Toronto).
- All other applicants: Apply using the online OUAC 105 form.
Submit your profile by the deadline specified below.
- Statement of Interest (Due February 15, 2023)
Submit your Statement of Interest by logging onto the Join U of T Portal.
- Submit any additional required documentation as early as possible.
Visit the University's Future Students website for details.
Arts and Science Registration Only
Special and visiting students wishing to enrol solely in Arts & Science courses who are not KPE graduates should apply via the Woodsworth College Visiting Student Program.
Academic and Incidental Fees
Academic fees include required and specified optional academic and practica courses in the Faculty and other divisions of the University. Incidental fees include campus services and various student society fees. Full-time degree program fees during the regular academic year (September-April) are charged on a flat rate basis. Part-time, summer session and non-degree tuition fees are charged on a per course basis. Approved tuition fee and refund schedules for the current academic session are available on the Student Accounts website.
The University of Toronto is committed to helping students find appropriate and affordable housing in the greater Toronto area. Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the StarRez Portal application by March 31, and receive and accept an offer of admission by June 1.
For information about off-campus housing, please visit the Housing Services website.