Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology)

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Are you passionate about physical health and the study of human movement? Students in the B.Sc. (Kinesiology) program have the opportunity to learn through a combination of coursework and hands-on practice, using a variety of sports and exercise science equipment and facilities. Mentored by McGill experts, students acquire knowledge of kinesiology and exercise sciences, exploring topics such as anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, sport psychology, and public health, among others. Internship opportunities are offered as early as the second year of the program, either on campus or in the field. Graduates may go on to pursue higher levels of study or choose to work in exercise prescription, sports management, leadership roles in fitness and wellness organizations, physical conditioning settings, and in the physical rehabilitation equipment industry.

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Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) (B.Sc.(Kinesiology)) - Kinesiology(90 Credits)

    Offered by:Kinesiology and Physical Ed
    Degree:B SC (Kinesiology)

Program Requirement:

The B.Sc.(Kinesiology) is a 90-credit program. Students who have not completed Quebec CEGEP, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or at least one year of university studies are normally enrolled in a four-year B.Sc.(Kinesiology) program, which includes a 30-credit Freshman year for a total of 120 credits.

The focus of the Kinesiology program is a comprehensive understanding of human movement. Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary field viewing human movement from social, historical, psychological, or biological perspectives. The program provides students with a breadth of theoretical knowledge as well as an opportunity to explore related areas in greater depth, including minor programs available elsewhere within the University.

An Honours program is available for particularly strong students. To qualify for the Honours program, students must obtain a CGPA of 3.3 after two years in Kinesiology and must retain this CGPA until graduation.

Graduation Requirement:
Prior to graduation, students are required to show proof of certification in Standard Level Safety Oriented First Aid/Level C in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or equivalencies.

Freshman Program

29-30 credits of basic science courses depending on the Fall term MATH course selected.

Students admitted from CEGEP or with other Advanced Standing should have equivalencies for these courses to be exempt from Freshman program requirements.

Fall term BIOL and CHEM courses:


  • BIOL 111 Principles:Organismal Biology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


In consultation with a program adviser, one of the following Fall term MATH courses:


  • MATH 139 Calculus 1 with Precalculus 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 150 Calculus A 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


In consultation with a program adviser, one of the following Fall term PHYS courses:


  • PHYS 101 Intro Physics - Mechanics 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Winter term BIOL and CHEM courses:


  • BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


One of the following Winter term MATH courses:


  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 151 Calculus B 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


One of the following Winter term PHYS courses:


  • PHYS 102 Intro Physics-Electromagnetism 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHYS 142 Electromagnetism & Optics 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Required Courses (51 credits)


  • ANAT 315 Clin Hum Musculoskeletal Anat 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • ANAT 316 Clinical Human Visceral Anat 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 206 Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 215 Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 250 Introd Princ in Appl Kinesiol 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 261 Motor Development 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 292 Nutrition and Wellness 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 330 Physical Act & Public Health 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 350 Phys. Fitness Eval. Methods 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 395 Exercise Physiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 396 Adapted Physical Activity 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 443 Research Methods 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 447 Motor Control 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 448 Exercise and Health Psychology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 450 Adv Princ in Applied Kinesiol 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 498 Sport Psychology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Complementary Courses (15-24 credits)

3 credits from Statistics:


  • BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDPE 375 Introductory Statistics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • SOCI 350 Statistics in Social Research 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from Psychosocial:


  • EDKP 394 Historical Perspectives 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 405 Sport in Society 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 548 Applied Exercise Psychology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


0-6 credits from Internships/Practicums:


  • EDKP 301 Kinesiology Internship 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 302 Kinesiol Clinic Internship 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 401 Kinesiology Internship 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 402 Kinesiol Clinic Internship 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 451 Personal Trainer Practicum 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 453 Research Pract. in Kinesiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


3 credits from Biomechanics/Motor Learning:


  • EDKP 444 Ergonomics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 446 Physical Activity and Ageing 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 566 Advanced Biomechanics Theory 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


6 credits from Exercise Physiology:


  • EDKP 445 Exercise Metabolism 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 449 Neuromusc & Inflamm Pathophys 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 485 Cardiopulmonary Ex Pathophys 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EDKP 495 Scientific Princ of Training 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


0-3 credits from Nutrition:


  • NUTR 503 Nutrition and Exercise 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


Elective Courses (15-24 credits)

15-24 credits of any 200-500 level courses; in consultation with the Student Adviser, a Minor in another faculty may be possible.



     

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