The School’s mission is to promote well-being from cell to society, through teaching, research, and active engagement in our communities.  We pursue our aims while fostering a safe, caring, and respectful School environment.



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Founded in 1946, the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies was originally called the School of Physical and Health Education.  The name was updated in May 2006.  The School is located at 28 Division Street.

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The School is dedicated to strengthening and extending its place as an innovative leader in the development, advancement, and delivery of academic and professional programs related to kinesiology, physical education, and health promotion.

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Teaching - Undergraduate

The School offers both Kinesiology and Health Studies degree programs at the undergraduate level.

  • The Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is a direct-entry level program with a total enrolment of approximately 200 students . This program has courses in: applied exercise science; the psychology and socio-cultural studies of physical activity and health; and, physical activity epidemiology and health promotion. The BSCH in Kinesiology is designed to give students the academic requirements to become a registered kinesiologist.
  • At the end of first year, students in the Faculty of Arts and Science can apply for an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies with a Major or  Medial (HLTH combined with another discipline) concentration.  Students who want a Minor concentration in Health Studies can combine it with an Honours Bachelor of Science or Arts – or, they can take a General Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies.
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Teaching - Graduate

The School offers a thesis-based Master’s program (MA and MSc) and thesis-based Doctoral program (PhD) to approximately 65 full-time students each year. All graduate students receive their degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies.  Studies are available in various areas of expertise including: biomechanics; ergonomics; exercise physiology; health promotion; physical activity epidemiology; psychology of sport and physical activity; and socio-cultural studies of sport, health and the body.