Do you have a passion for fitness or sports?
With three different streams in our Human Kinetics program, you will explore how you can use your passion to help others find wellness and enjoyment in sports, from personal training to sports management.
Our program focuses on the management, therapy, and science of sport and health. As a Human Kinetics major, you will learn strategies to help people go faster, stronger, and higher. You will take courses in the science of human movement and behavior, including anatomy, physiology, and health promotion, as well as applied courses, such as strength conditioning, teaching pedagogy, technological applications, and coaching development. Students in our Kinesiology stream are prepared to complete certifications in Weight Training and Personal Training.
Known for its small class sizes, our School of Human Kinetics is the largest faith-based program of its kind in Canada. Our professors are active members in their specialty communities and offer years of professional experience. They are trained to recognize their students’ aptitudes and interests, helping you to develop personally and professionally throughout the program.
Valuable experiential learning with our varsity teams, sport leagues, fitness classes, and placements in community health and therapy prepare you for a career after graduation. Graduates of our program become leaders in fitness, health, sport, recreation, therapy, and teaching.
OUR HUMAN KINETICS PROGRAM OFFERS:
The School of Human Kinetics offers at least one travel study every two years as an exciting and memorable way to study how sport, recreation, and culture are interrelated. By completing a travel study you can obtain as many as six (6) credits applicable to your Human Kinetics degree. Students have enjoyed trips to the Summer Olympic Games in Greece 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, and plans are underway for Tokyo 2021. Additional travel opportunities have included Australian Sport and Culture Tours in 2007, 2010, 2015, and 2019.
HKIN 292 • Social Determinants of Health and Physical Activity
An introduction to the social determinants that influence the health of people and communities, with emphasis on those determinants that influence physical activity engagement.
HKIN 276 • Introduction to Psycho-Motor Learning
An examination of concepts involved with the acquisition and performance of movement skills and a theoretical basis for developing effective motor skill learning and teaching strategies.
HKIN 340 • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
An examination of the value and purpose of psychology in sport and physical activity in relation to how cognitive social factors influence athletic and motor performance.
HKIN 372 • Athletic Injuries
The theory and practice of prevention, assessment, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Gain knowledge and practical skills for risk management in a variety of sports environments.
Graduates of our HKIN program have pursued careers in exercise therapy, rehabilitation specialist , nutritionist, physical therapist, and more. If graduates choose to further their studies, there are many options that are available to them such as athletic therapy, chiropractic, leadership programs, medicine, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy.