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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

Concentrations

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
 
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