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Kinesiology and Physical Education

Laurier’s Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) program is the study of human movement, sport and physical activity using the sciences, humanities and social sciences. We value a broad approach to the disciplines of kinesiology and physical activity, where the application of theoretical knowledge is key. That means in addition to taking practicum/activity courses in fundamental and applied movement skills, you’ll study physical activity through the integrative perspectives of psychology, motor control, sociology, biomechanics, history, physiology, health and philosophy.

You may choose to focus your studies in one of four concentration areas, which will appear on your transcript: Health and Rehabilitation; Human Movement and Performance; Physical Activity Promotion; and Teaching, Coaching and Management.

Bachelor of Kinesiology

As of Sept. 2015, we are now offering a Honours Bachelor in Kinesiology (BKin) program. If you began your studies earlier, you will still be able to earn a BA or BSc but these degrees will be phased out over the next few years.

The BKin program provides students with a breadth of understanding in kinesiology in the first two years, providing foundational courses in history, philosophy, sociology, motor control, psychology, anatomy, physiology, health, and biomechanics. In the third and fourth years, students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding in areas of interest, including human movement and performance and physical activity promotion, and at the same time have greater flexibility in course selection.

All students will be required to take 1.5 credits worth of our new activity/practicum courses that will provide a deeper understanding of fundamental movement skills and physical literacy across a broad range of activities. For more information, see Progression Requirements.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Programs

The Kinesiology and Physical Education Department is transitioning to a single Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.

Current Honours Kinesiology BA and BSc students should review the progression requirements specific to their degree program and to ensure that all program requirements including leadership hours have been met in order to graduate.

Graduate Programs in Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education currently offers two graduate programs. The Master of Kinesiology (MKin) is normally completed in two years. We have also offered a PhD program in Kinesiology since 2013/14.

Email

It is required that you check your Laurier email account weekly. If you miss an official email from the university you will have no basis for appeal because your Laurier email is considered an official method of communication.

Kin Kouncil

Kin Kouncil is comprised of Kinesiology and Physical Education undergraduate students from all four years of study. Together we work to alleviate the stress of school and enrich our and our classmates' lives. This may include activities such as "meet the profs" events, Kin Klothing sales, Kintramurals, Kin Socials, Kin Games, and an end-of-the-year Kinesiology formal.

Kin Kouncil provides you the opportunity to meet and network with students your and other years and have input into your university experience. For more information, email kinkouncilmedia@gmail.com.

Contact Us:

Connie Palenik, Senior Administrative Assistant

E: cpalenik@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4156
Office Location: BA501, Bricker Academic Building, Waterloo Campus

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 pm

Stephen Wenn, Undergraduate Advisor

E: swenn@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4160
Office Location: BA517, Bricker Academic Building

Office Hours:

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm and Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 pm

Mark Eys, Graduate Coordinator

E: meys@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4157
Office Location: BA526

Office Hours:

By appointment.