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Bachelor of Kinesiology


  • Program Length 
    4 Years
  • Credential 
    Bachelor Degree
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo

The Kinesiology Program

Kinesiology is the art and science of human movement, and at VIU, the Kinesiology program is your foundation for careers in education, research, rehabilitation sciences (occupational therapy, physical therapy, and massage therapy), coaching, personal training, sports management, and administration and many others. 

The Kinesiology program provides students with the knowledge and experience to pursue careers in education, fitness/wellness management, movement science, outdoor leadership, rehabilitation sciences, coaching, athlete development, and sports administration. Students will explore the nature of human movement and learn essential skills to improve quality of life through activity and exercise. The program provides a broad foundation in many aspects of kinesiology and exposes students to diverse learning environments and applied experiences including lectures, labs, activity classes, online learning, and applied research and scholarship. 

Program Outline

Years 1 and 2

Credits

KIN 201* - (Human Anatomy)

3

KIN 202 - (Dynamics of Motor Skills Acquisition)

3

KIN 220* - (Human Physiology)

3

KIN 260 - (Foundations of Canadian Sport, Health and Physical Activity) 

3

KIN 280 - (Physical Growth and Motor Development)

3

Nine two–credit KIN Analysis courses

18

Degree English Requirement

6

Twenty-one elective credits

21

Total Credits

60

* These courses fulfill the Lab/Science requirements for the Education program.

Years 3 and 4

Credits

KIN 302 - (Applied Exercise Physiology and Prescription)

3

KIN 351 - (Human Wellness)

3

KIN 371 - (Organization and Administration of Physical Activity)

3

KIN 391 - (Research Methods in Kinesiology)

3

KIN 400 - (Biomechanics)

3

KIN 460 - (Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Activity)

3

KIN 461 - (Applied Leadership in Physical Activity)

3

KIN 480 - (Inclusive and Adapted Physical Activity and Sport) 

3

KIN 491 - (Scholarship in Kinesiology)

3

Nine credits of upper–level KIN electives

9

Six upper-level elective credits

6

Eighteen elective credits

18

Total Credits

60

Updated 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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