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BSc in Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why study Exercise Science?

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)
  • Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology: assess, evaluate and design exercise programs for people requiring special medical attention

Whatever option you choose, you will graduate with an applied knowledge of health science that focuses on health and fitness.

Program details

A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program options

  • Major in Exercise Science (45 credits)
  • 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.
  • Honours in Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology* (78 credits)
  • Honours in Athletic Therapy* (102 credits)

*Students seeking admission to the Honours program apply to the Department Honours Committee normally following the completion of 24 program credits. Applications should be uploaded to the moodle site called "HKAP Honours Applicants" by March 15. To gain access to this moodle page email the honours committee Dr. Darlington. Detailed application instructions are found on the moodle page.

Download the BSc Honours summary sheet to learn more


Students may apply for a transfer to Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology after having completed certain courses and obtained a Grade Point Average of 3.0.

Degree requirements

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.

You've sent your application from: Fall term deadline Winter term deadline
 Inside Canada March 1
Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
November 1
Not all programs are available for this term.
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Outside Canada (International)  February 1    September 1

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

Sample classes

  • Emergency Care in Sport and Exercise
  • Assessment/Rehabilitation of the Hip, Spine and Pelvis
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology
  • Nutrition in Exercise and Sport
  • Pain Management Strategies

Curriculum requirements

Required credits are as follows:

  • Honours in Exercise Science (60 credits)
  • Major in Exercise Science (42 credits)

The Honours and Major each have specific required and optional courses. See curriculum details in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Our programs open up career paths in health- and fitness-related sectors that can include:

  • Kinesiology and Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • Assess human movement, performance and function in healthy and clinical populations
    • Develop rehabilitation programs for people with various chronic diseases (cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, oncologic, renal, etc.) and clients with injuries
    • Create, plan and implement a variety of fitness activities and programs for diverse populations
    • Promote healthy lifestyles to enhance quality of life
    • Conduct workplace assessment to reduce the risk of employee injury
  • Certified Athletic Therapist in Canada (C.A.T.[C])
    • Professional sport
    • National athletes
    • Clinical settings
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