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Kinesiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
In the Kinesiology program offered by the University of Waterloo, you’ll learn to prevent and treat movement-related illness and injury, and if you opt for the co-op stream, you can get career experience along the way.
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Overview

Help an Olympic hopeful recover from a torn ligament. Prevent workplace injuries by improving a company’s ergonomic standards. Give a child with cerebral palsy a better quality of life.

In addition to traditional science courses in biomechanics, neuroscience, and physiology, you’ll have 4 Kinesiology related minors and dozens of campus-wide minors to choose from. You can also include courses to prepare you for professional health programs such as medicine and physiotherapy.

Whatever direction you choose, the University of Waterloo equips you with the tools you need to get there.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Student ergonomist
  • Physiotherapy assistant
  • Health & safety program coordinator
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Chiropractic assistant
  • Outdoor education student

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Kinesiology/Laboratory 
  • Sociology of Activity, Health, and Well-being
  • Introductory Cell Biology
  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter
  • Calculus and Vector Algebra for Kinesiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We recommend completing the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70%)
  • Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70%)
  • Physics or Biology (minimum final grade of 70%)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35300 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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