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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Kinesiology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Kinesiology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $15,740 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Winter-January 31-August-2022 2022-08-31
Summer-May 31-December-2022 2022-12-31
Fall-September 31-January-2023 2023-01-31

Overview

Bachelor of Kinesiology

As the study of human movement, kinesiology explores a broad range of topics that include anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sociology, education, active health, wellness, and nutrition.

Bachelor of Kinesiology

In the Kinesiology program, you will explore how we can optimize the human potential for health, performance, and overall wellness.

In your first and second year, you learn foundational topics such as human anatomy, sport psychology, biomechanics, and human nutrition, as well as physical activity, health, and fitness. 

In your third and fourth year, you develop skills for teaching and counselling athletes, and learn about athletic injuries, research methods, applied ethics, physiology, exercise testing, and exercise prescription. 

You also select a specialty out of the following specializations:

  • The Exercise Science specialization prepares you for a career as a kinesiologist or exercise physiologist, graduate school, and/or professional school (such as physiotherapy, medicine or chiropractic).
  • The Pedagogy specialization prepares you for continued certification in teacher education, coaching, sports performance advising, and/or graduate school.
  • The Active Health specialization prepares you for a career in health and wellness, specifically community health and fitness, athletic therapy, sports psychology, and fitness management and recreation, and those planning to continue graduate school.

Kinesiology Minor

If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of General Studies, you can opt to complete a minor in Kinesiology to learn about human anatomy and movement.

Please note that the program outline for the Kinesiology minor for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies students is slightly different than the Kinesiology minor for Bachelor of Science students.

Additional features

Minors and extended minors

Pair your Bachelor of Kinesiology with any existing minors (including Arts, Science and Business) or extended minors offered at UFV (except for the Biology extended minor).

Biology minor

Combine your Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a minor in Biology especially tailored for Kinesiology students.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$22,879

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,116
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,139
Tuition 1 person $15,740

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.20 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Official transcripts
  • English language score 
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, applicants must have completed the following requirements:

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • Prerequisites for ENGL 105 or CMNS 125
  • Prerequisites for STAT 104 or STAT 106
  • One of Anatomy and Physiology 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 with a minimum grade of C+ (see Note 1)
  • Physical Education 11 and/or 12 is recommended (see Note 2)

Note 1: Students following the Exercise Science specialization will need to meet the prerequisites for BIO 111.

Note 2: Students following the Pedagogy specialization are highly recommended to take PE 11 and/or PE 12 or have participated in athletic or recreational physical activity.

Career opportunities

  • Kinesiologist
  • Sport and Fitness analyst
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Teacher
  • Athletic Trainer & Therapist
  • Physical and occupational therapist
  • Chiropractic

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