Study the science of the human body in motion and learn about the physiological, biomechanical, psychological and socio-cultural factors that influence human movement, exercise and sport performance, and health. Participate in lab courses in exercise physiology, biomechanics and ergonomics, physical activity counselling, and clinical fitness assessment.

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Subject of Specialization in Kinesiology
From the structure of the cell to the structure of society, your studies in Kinesiology will expose you to the complex factors that influence health and wellness.
Kinesiology is a direct-entry program. High school prerequisites from Ontario include: 4U English, 4U Biology, 4U Advanced Functions plus two of 4U Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus and Vectors. Check the Queen's Viewbook for prerequisites from outside of Ontario. Required first year courses: HLTH 101/3.0, KNPE 125/3.0, KNPE 153/3.0, KNPE 167/3.0, PSYC 100/6.0.

Program Highlights

In addition to innovative, engaging, lecture-based learning the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies offer unique course opportunities.  Experiential learning opportunities including the Athletic Therapy and Strength and Conditioning 'mini-streams' allow students to take theory out of the classroom and gain professional skills working with student athletes. Lab courses such as the Exercise Physiology Laboratory give students truly hands-on expertise in measuring/ assessing human performance and function. Professors encourage inquiry-based learning with a series of research courses that build from Research Methods, to a Research Internship in a research lab or program, to a fourth-year Honours Thesis or Project. From the structure of the cell to the structure of society, your studies in Kinesiology will expose you to the complex factors that influence health and wellness. 

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the psychological, social and physical implications of human movement.

Clinical Fitness Assessment Laboratory

Possible Career Paths


  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stroke or Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Kinesiologist
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Audiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Chiropractor
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Health and Wellness Consultant
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational therapy
  • Health administration

Sport & Fitness

  • Municipal Recreation
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Personal Training
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Athletic Therapy
  • Athletics
  • Coaching
  • Physiotherapy
  • Facilities management
  • Work Capacity Evaluator
  • Public Health and Administration
  • Sports Administration
  • Outdoor Education

Support for Success

Academic & Intellectual Health

  • Learning Commons
  • Learning Strategies and the Writing Centre
  • Student Academic Success Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Adaptive Technologies

Career & Professional Health

  • AMS
  • Career Services

Emotional & Mental Health

  • Student Wellness Services
  • Peer Support Worker

Personal & Physical Health

  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Student Wellness Services

Social & Interpersonal Health

  • Student Experience Office
  • AMS
  • Rector
  • Residence Life
  • Queen's Legal Aid

Socio Cultural & Spiritual Health

  • Chaplain
  • Student Community Relations
  • Aboriginal Student Centre
  • Outreach Counsellor
  • Cross Cultural Counsellor