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Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

Degree/Progression Requirements

The Honours BKin degree in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits, not more than 6.5 of which may be at the 100 level. The program must include at least 9.5 and may include at most 10.0 senior credits (200 level or higher) in Kinesiology and Physical Education. Non-KPE electives may be taken from any discipline.

Progression requirements for the Honours BKin program are based on grade point averages (GPA) obtained from all courses taken and are calculated on a cumulative basis. For progression from year-to-year, the requirements are a minimum GPA of 5.00 (C) in Kinesiology and Physical Education courses, and a minimum overall GPA (including KP courses) of 5.00 (C). For graduation with the Honours BKin degree, the requirements are a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 (B-) in Kinesiology and Physical Education courses, a minimum overall GPA (including KP courses) of 5.00 (C), and the completion of all program requirements (including 96 hours of leadership/activity experience). A BKin (no Honours) degree is conferred when all programs requirements are met and a cumulative GPA between 5.00 and 6.99 in Kinesiology and Physical Education courses and a minimum overall GPA (including KP courses) of 5.00 (C) is obtained.

View the current undergrad calendar for a detailed listing of BKIN course requirements.  

The BKin Progression worksheet (PDF) is intended to assist students in mapping course selections and tracking degree progression. It is expected that all students will bring an updated copy of this worksheet to any meeting with the Undergraduate Advisor relative to course planning.

Community Leadership/Activity Experiences

Every student must gain a minimum of 96 hours of community related leadership/activity experiences. These shall be obtained by participating in between 2 and 4 different applied experiences related to their studies in Kinesiology and Physical Education, with no fewer than 16 hours for any one experience. These experiences shall be leadership oriented, have an applied educational component and involve participation in some form of volunteer or paid activity in the community. These activities shall involve the student in some form of leadership, administrative, instructing, or service capacity related to the wide scope of kinesiology, physical activity, recreation and applied health. All leadership/activity experiences must be approved, prior to their commencement, by the department's undergraduate advisor or chair.  

For details on the process and required documents please check the Leadership Experience Webpage 

Areas of Concentration

Students may choose to focus their studies in one of four optional concentration (designated 2.5 credits) areas. Formal concentration recognition will appear only on transcripts of students earning Honours BKin degrees.  Areas of Concentration: Athletic Performance and Injury Management; Movement, Health and Development; Sport Development and Management; and Physical Activity Education and Promotion.  For a detailed listing of courses under each of these concentrations, please refer to the academic calendar or the progression work sheet.

+KP340 and KP342, when the content is relevant and approved by the Department, may count towards concentration credits. A note will be forwarded to the Registrar’s Office to include the course credit.

Options to Enhance Your Degree

Honours students have a wide choice of secondary programs available to them.

Options range from six to 10 courses and can be added to many of our programs.

Minors generally require at least 3.0 credits or equivalent in a subject different from your honours program.
The Co-operative Education Option, a work-study program, lets you gain work experience as well as credit and pay.