Concordia University

Exercise Science (BSc)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Description:Explore the science behind human exercise, health and physical activity. Our programs give you the professional knowledge and skills to interpret, apply and conduct health science research. You learn to assess, evaluate and design programs that can maintain and improve health, fitness and athletic performance.

Through lectures, hands-on lab instruction and internships, you practice clinical skills related to rehabilitation, and the improvement or maintenance of personal health. Working in small groups and using state-of-the-art facilities, you study a range of people, from individuals suffering from chronic disease to elite athletes.

The department offers you three options to specialize in:
  • Honours program: gives you the chance to participate in focused research with faculty
  • Athletic Therapy: the only program of its kind in Eastern Canada, accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
  • Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology: assess, evaluate and design exercise programs for people requiring special medical attention

Whatever option you choose, you will graduate with an applied knowledge of health science that focuses on health and fitness.
URL:Exercise Science (BSc) at Concordia University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,436
Careers:Kinesiologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus  or  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
Quebec CEGEP: 27 overall, 24 math/science
  • Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 – Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Wave, Optics and Modern Physics – General Chemistry and Chemistry of Solutions – General Biology
  • OR Natural Science DEC
  • OR DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts.


High School: B overall, B in math / sciences
  • One math from Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or equivalent
  • Two sciences (from Biology, Chemistry or Physics)


See the program page on our website for more details on admissions requirements, including requirements for International Baccalaureate, Baccalauréat français, GCE, or university transfer applicants.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 10, 2023

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