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 participation, and health. 

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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 offers unique course opportunities.  Experiential learning opportunities including the Athletic Therapy and Strength and Conditioning ‘mini-streams’ that 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. 

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

Program at a Glance

Possible Career Paths

Health Care, Education, Sport & Fitness









Occupational Health & Safety


Nutrition and Dietetics

Exercise Physiologist

Athletic Therapy

Strength and Conditioning 

Outdoor Education

Health Administration

Health Education