KinesiologyWestern Health Sciences

Degree Programs & Modules

Degree Programs and Modules

All students in the School of Kinesiology are enrolled in a general first year before applying to a specific degree program/module prior to entering second year. Students must meet certain progression requirements in order to move from first year into their program of choice in second year.

Honors Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Honors Specialization

This module focuses closely on the bioscientific orientation of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports injuries and anatomy. This is a limited enrolment program with 75 spaces available each year.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Honors Specializations

Kinesiology

This module focuses on a broader orientation of the study of kinesiology. Perspectives covered include: psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, sport management and sport law. Bioscience courses such as fitness appraisal, injuries, biomechanics, exercise physiology, anatomy, ergonomics, can be included.

Sport Management

The Sport Management module incorporates sport management and complementary interdisciplinary courses including: introduction to sport management, organizational behaviour, sport marketing, international sport marketing and a field experience. This is a limited enrolment program with 15 spaces available each year.

Fitness & Exercise Prescription

This module is designed for students wishing to become develop expertise as exercise and fitness specialists. Course selections allow students to focus on the socio-cultural and bioscienctific factors relating to the understanding and prescription of exercise. This is a limited enrolment program with 15 spaces available each year.

Physical Education for Teaching

NOTE: This module is not available to students entering the program after September 2013.

This module prepares students for the curriculum in Faculties of Education and in their future professional teaching careers. Course selections allow students to generalize or focus on a particular skill (sport, games, exercise, dance) to be better prepared to work with groups at varying levels. This is a limited enrolment program with approximately 15 spaces available each year.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Double Major

This module focuses on a broader orientation of the study of kinesiology. Perspectives covered include: psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, sport management and sport law. Bioscience courses such as fitness appraisal, injuries, biomechanics, exercise physiology, anatomy, ergonomics, can be included. A second module of the students choice outside of kinesiology will also be included to complete the double major.

Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA): 3-Year or 4-Year

These options focus on a broader orientation of the study of kinesiology. Perspectives covered include: psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, sport management and sport law. Bioscience courses such as fitness appraisal, injuries, biomechanics, exercise physiology, anatomy, ergonomics, can be included. Kinesiology course requirements are identical for both options. Students choosing the four-year option are required to complete additional elective courses.

Additional Modules

Kinesiology students can add one of these modules to any degree program to further tailor their academic program. For admission to other modules (not listed), consult the Academic Calendar.

Rehabilitation Sciences Major

This module requires students to complete a total of 6.0 courses in the following areas:

  • Kinesiology
  • Health Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Communications Sciences and Disorders
Enrolment in this module is limited. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Consult the Academic Calendar for details about this module option.

Rehabilitation Sciences Minor

This module requires students to complete a total of 4.0 courses in the following areas:

  • Kinesiology
  • Health Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Communications Sciences and Disorders
Enrolment in this module is limited. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Consult the Academic Calendar for details about this module option.

Foods and Nutrition Minor

This module requires students to cois offered through Brescia University College and is designed specifically for undergraduate students in the Schools of Kinesiology and Health Studies. All foods and nutrition courses count towards a student's undergraduate program.

This module requires students to complete a total of 4.0 courses. Consult the Academic Calendar for details about this module option.

Combined and Concurrent Degrees

Combined Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honors Kinesiology (Sports Management) and Honors Business Administration (HBA)

In partnership with the Ivey Business School, this program takes five academic years to complete and allows students to receive two degrees. Students who select this option receive both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology (Sport Management) and an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree. This is a limited enrolment module.

How it works:

  • Students spend the first two years in the School of Kinesiology and apply to HBA Year 1.
  • In the third year, students complete HBA Year 1.
  • Students are not admitted to the combined program until they have successfully completed HBA Year 1 and met all progression requirements.
Consult the Academic Calendar for details about this option.

    BA Honors Kinesiology and Juris Doctor (Law)

    In partnership with the Faculty of Law, this program takes six academic years to complete and allows students to receive both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology and a Juris Doctor (JD). Taken separately, these two degrees would require seven years to complete.

    How it works:

    • Students spend the first three years in the School of Kinesiology.
    • In third year, students submit a letter of intent to the Director of the School of Kinesiology (by Sept. 30) and also submit an application to the Faculty of Law (by May 31).
    • Students must have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) before submitting their application to the Faculty of Law.
    • In fourth year, students complete the first year of the law program. No outside courses may be taken during this year.
    • In fifth and sixth year, students take required and elective courses from both the School of Kinesiology and the Faculty of Law.
    Consult the Academic Calendar for details about this option.

Concurrent Degrees

Students in the School of Kinesiology may combine their kinesiology degree program with another undergraduate program at Western to earn two degrees simultaneously. Course requirements for both degrees must be completed in full in order to receive both degrees. This option may take five years to complete. Most commonly, kinesiology students combine their program with:

Contact an academic counsellor for more information about these options.