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Human Kinetics, BPHE

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Study movement, energy and the science of sports. Human health and wellness is a growing and ever evolving industry. Get in the game and on track for a career that keeps up with a health conscious public.


Human Kinetics includes five programs that, in distinct ways, examine the field of physical education, including research methods and the impact of physical activity and fitness on health and wellness within Canadian and international contexts.

  •           Students select one of the following programs:
  •           Outdoor Adventure Leadership (Bachelor of Physical and Health Education)
  •           Health Promotion (Bachelor of Physical and Health Education)
  •           Sport and Physical Education (Bachelor of Physical and Health Education)
  •           Kinesiology (Bachelor of Science)
  •           Sport Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)

Students may also be enrolled in the Concurrent BEd program with the above programs with the exception of Kinesiology.

Human Kinetics is a discipline focused on the study and practice of human movement and exercise and their impact on health and physical performance. The programs will help students develop knowledge and practical skills related to community health promotion, chronic disease prevention, and rehabilitation.

Human Kinetics is concerned with understanding capacities for, and limits of, human movement at different ages and with the role of physical activity in human health.

The programs focus on the disciplines of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and psychomotor behavior.


Key Features
  • Learn the limitations and the extent of movement the human body can achieve at various ages and stages of growth.
  • Gain an understanding of the psycho-social contributions to human movement.
  • Tailor your degree and pursue your areas of interest.


Career Opportunities

Adventure education or travel, athletic therapy, coaching, community recreation, education, ergonomics, fitness, gerontology, graduate studies, health services in the public and private sectors, medical school, nutrition, physiotherapy, professional programs.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario, Laurentian University (LU) is a large (enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Laurentian University (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exercise Science, Wellness and Health
  • Volleyball
  • Dance I
  • Track and Field
  • Dance II
  • Basketball
  • Aquatics
  • Outdoor School I
  • Human Movement
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology I
  • Anatomy and Kinesiology II
  • Soccer
  • Advanced Basketball
  • Outdoor School II
  • Biomechanics I
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Snow Boarding
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Canoe Tripping Leadership
  • Rugby
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Motor Learning
  • Tennis
  • Research Methods in Human Kinetics
  • Badminton
  • Curling
  • Minor Games
  • Hockey
  • Program Organization in Physical and Health Education
  • Risk Management in Physical Education, Sport and Recreation
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Flag Football and Ultimate Frisbee
  • Lacrosse
  • Introduction to Outdoor Education

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

Academic Requirements

Ontario High School applicants require a minimum average of 75% in their best six Grade 12 4U/M courses and must submit a personal profile.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher. Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    22241 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22241 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6473 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6473 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


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