Explore the science behind human exercise, health and physical activity. Our programs give you the professional knowledge and skills to interpret, apply and conduct health science research. You learn to assess, evaluate and design programs that can maintain and improve health, fitness and athletic performance.
Through lectures, hands-on lab instruction and internships, you practice clinical skills related to rehabilitation, and the improvement or maintenance of personal health. Working in small groups and using state-of-the-art facilities, you study a range of people, from individuals suffering from chronic disease to elite athletes.
The department offers you three options to specialize in:
Honours program: gives you the chance to participate in focused research with faculty
Athletic Therapy: the only program of its kind in Eastern Canada, accredited by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
Whatever option you choose, you will graduate with an applied knowledge of health science that focuses on health and fitness.
The Science First-Year Experience Program → for students from other Canadian provinces. Connect with other first-year science students and engage in interdisciplinary, research-based approaches to the foundational sciences. Learn more
Honours in Exercise Science* (60 credits)
The BSc Honours in Exercise Science offers additional courses providing research training in a variety of applied-science and health areas. Students graduating from the BSc Honours program will possess an academic background compatible with the entry requirements for the majority of graduate schools. Students must meet the University regulations concerning the Honours degree.
*Students seeking admission to the Honours program apply to the Department Honours Committee normally following the completion of 24 program credits. Applications should be sent to the Interim Honours Advisor, Robert Panenic, by March 15th. Applications must include a:
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
University Transfers (internal/external): B overall, B in math / sciences
Bacc. français: 13 overall, 13 in math / science
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 29 overall, 4 math, 5 science
Course requirements for admission
CEGEP STUDENTS: Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 – Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Wave, Optics and Modern Physics – General Chemistry and Chemistry of Solutions – General Biology OR Natural Science DEC OR DEC intégré en sciences, lettres et arts.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: one math and two of either biology, chemistry or physics
BACC FRANÇAIS STUDENTS: Science programs require the completion of Série S (Sciences) Bacc. français
IB STUDENTS: one math, one science (HL preferred but SL acceptable). SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
UNIVERSITY TRANSFERS: Completed courses in the disciplines of Calculus, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the Fall Term only.
March 1 (applicants from Canada)* February 1 (applicants from outside Canada)
November 1 (applicants from Canada)** September 1 (applicants from outside Canada)
Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSc)
The Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology program will help you how to adapt traditional exercise forms, fitness assessment techniques and training protocols to meet the needs of people with physical and sensory impairments.