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SchoolUniversity of the Fraser Valley
LocationAbbotsford, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 14,000
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade11 Principles of Mathematics 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade11 Health and Physical Education 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have: B.C. Secondary School graduation or equivalent, the prerequisites for ENGL 105 or CMNS 125, the prerequisites for STAT 104 or STAT 106, and one of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 with a minimum C+ grade (see Note 2). Physical Education 11 and/or 12 recommended (see Note 3). Note 1: Students who are upgrading to meet entrance requirements must provide proof of upgrading to OReg at the time of application. Note 2: Students following the Exercise Science specialization will need to meet the prerequisite for BIO 111. Note 3: Students following the Pedagogy specialization are highly recommended to take PE 11 and/or PE 12, or have participated in athletic or recreational physical activity.
International: $15,120

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).
DescriptionAs the study of human movement, kinesiology explores a broad range of topics that include anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sociology, education, active health, wellness, and nutrition.

In the Kinesiology program, you go well beyond the questions of how and why we move, and start to explore how we can optimize the human potential for motor skill performance. In your first and second year, you learn about topics such as human anatomy, sport psychology, biomechanics, and physical activity. You explore a variety of fields that may be of interest before choosing to specialize in exercise science or pedagogy. In your third and fourth year, you develop skills for counselling athletes and learn about athletic injuries and physiology. You also select a specialty out of the following options: the exercise science option prepares you for registration as a kinesiologist, graduate school, and/or professional school (such as physiotherapy, medicine or chiropractic). The pedagogy option prepares you for continued certification in teacher education, coaching, personal training, and/or graduate school.

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