KinesiologyWestern Health Sciences

Intent to Register (ITR)

Students planning on returning next September must complete the Intent to Register process to be permitted access to course selection during summer registration through the Student Center. Most students will be able to complete the Intent to Register process using an online service available on the Student Services website. Students who are unable to complete the Intent to Register process online can receive a paper form from their Kinesiology Academic Counselling Office.

When?

Students must complete Intent to Register (ITR) for the 2016-17 academic year between February 1 and March 31, 2017.

Where and How?

Most students are able to complete the ITR process online.

How?

NOTE: Students may access the system as many times as they would like to make changes until ITR closes. Only the most recent submission will be used as ITR moves forward.

Paper ITR

Some students may required to complete and submit a paper ITR form, which can be picked up in the Kinesiology Academic Counselling Office. Students required to complete the paper ITR process are:

  • New concurrent degree students
  • Second degree students
  • First-year students continuing in a common first-year program

Selecting a Module

When selecting a module through the ITR process, please consider the following:

  • Kinesiology must be your first choice program
  • Think about the courses you enjoyed and were successful in this year and then research programs related to those courses.
  • When researching the program (via the Academic Calendar) you are checking to see if:
    • You would be interested in the courses throughout that module         
    • You have the required first year courses   
    • You meet progression (average) requirements for that program

For Kinesiology programs, you can also research using the program planning guides online.

Additional Modules

  • Students interested in focusing their elective courses throughout their degree on a second subject area can select to add an additional Major or Minor to their 1st choice when completing the ITR process.
  • It is not mandatory to select an additional major or minor.
  • Additional modules do no impact admissions into professional programs.
  • Adding an additional Major module to an Honors Specialization will require careful planning to allow students to complete the modules in four years.
  • An additional module can be removed from a student's program if they decide in future years that they no longer wish to complete it.

Additional Modules (open only to Faculty of Health Sciences students)

  • Major/Minor in Rehabilitation Sciences
    • There are 30 spaces available each year.
    • The cut off average in 2015 was 74%
  • Minor in Foods & Nutrition
    • There are 5 spaces each year.
    • The cut off average in 2016 was 70%

Second Choice Modules

It is mandatory that all Year 1 students make a second choice when completing the ITR process. When making a second choice, students should consider:

  • A second choice MUST be outside of Kinesiology (ie. sociology, psychology, biology, english).
  • Students should ask themselves:
    • "If I couldn’t study my first choice what would I like to study?"
  • Students should make sure to have the first year required courses (for their second choice) by checking the Academic Calendar.
  • If they don’t have the required first year courses for their second choice, students may want to consider another program or choose “Undeclared”.

What is Undeclared?

A student should consider using the "undeclared" option when:

  • They have selected first year elective courses that do not lead to any other program options
  • They do not like the program options their electives lead to

NOTE: It is possible to be undeclared for a year while working towards getting back into Kinesiology. However, it is important that students select courses that will also build towards a back-up program in case they are not eligible to return to Kinesiology.

Progressing Kinesiology Students

  • Students not making any changes to their program should log into the ITR system and select 'continue in current program'
  • Students should start from the beginning and reselect their program if they wish to:
    • Add or drop an additional module
    • Switch from the Major in Kinesiology to the Honors Specialization
    • Switch from one Kinesiology Honors Module to another
  • It is not necessary for senior Kinesiology students to select a 'Second Choice Option'

Transferring into Kinesiology

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the entrance average to transfer into the Honors BA in Kinesiology?

  • To be considered for admission students need a 70% average and no grade less than 60% on courses completed during the current academic year (September – April). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, the admission average can fluctuate from year to year based on the academic performance of the applicant pool. Admission into the BSc in Kinesiology typically requires at least a mid-70s average.

Will Kinesiology admit students with an average less than 70% or a course mark less than 60%? 

  • Kinesiology first fills its class with students who meet the required average and minimum course mark stipulation. If space remains, students who have not met one or both of those requirements are then considered for admission.

Does the School of Kinesiology consider summer courses? 

  • Kinesiology does not reassess students for admission after summer courses.

What if I don’t have some/all of the Kinesiology pre-requisite courses? 

  • The School of Kinesiology will admit students to the Honors BA or Major in Kinesiology who have completed some or none of: Kinesiology 1070a, 1080b and Physiology 1021/2130.
    Exceptions: Students will not be admitted to the BSc without 2.0 1000-level sciences nor will they be admitted to the Sports Management Module without Business 1220E.

What if I have not taken a full course load?

  • The School of Kinesiology will admit students with a reduced course load.

What if I have not completed Grade 12U Biology or equivalent? 

  • Students who have not completed Grade 12U Biology or equivalent and are offered a space in the School of Kinesiology will be contacted and required to provide proof of completion of the course by July 31. Students who have not completed this requirement should investigate online/summer school options as soon as possible.

If my first choice is the BSc in Kinesiology should my second choice be the Honors BA? 

  • Review for Kinesiology is comprehensive. Students are reviewed for all Kinesiology modules starting with their first choice. For example, if a student selects the Honors BSc and is not eligible, they will be automatically be reviewed for the BA and then the Major in Kinesiology before they will be reviewed for their second choice.  A student's second choice must be a non-Kinesiology module.

What if I had extenuating circumstances that impacted my performance? 

  • Students who had extenuating circumstances that impacted their performance are encouraged to submit a Letter of Support. The letter is to be addressed to the Kinesiology Progressions Committee and must be submitted to the Kinesiology Undergraduate Office by April 30th. There is no standard format or length of the letter, students can write as little or as much as they feel is necessary to explain their situation. If applicable, students should submit copies of supporting documentation along with their Letter of Support.

The ITR Timeline

February-March

  • The Intent to Register process opens for the School of Kinesiology
  • Students should make Kinesiology their first choice and select a back-up program outside of Kinesiology

April

  • Students with extenuating medical/compassionate circumstances that impacted their academic performance can submit a letter of support
    • Deadline: April 30

May

  • The School of Kinesiology begins its review of ITR submissions based on grades from September-April only
  • Minimum 70% average with no grade less than 60% required to be guaranteed to progress within the School of Kinesiology
    • Some modules have competitive averages and achieving the minimum does not guarantee a spot (see Progression Requirements)
  • Based on ITR submissions, Progression/entrance decisions will deem students ELIGIBLE or NOT ELIGIBLE for progression/entrance in the School of Kinesiology
  • Progression/entrance decisions are posted on Student Centre in early June

ELIGIBLE for Kinesiology

  • Students deemed ELIGIBLE to progress in/enter the School of Kinesiology should:
    • Review the academic requirements of the module to which they were admitted
    • Check Student Centre for their course registration appointment date (issued by the Registrar's Office)
    • Year 2 course selection typically takes place in July
  • Information on course selection is posted in the KIN-formation section of the website

NOT ELIGIBLE for Kinesiology

  • Students deemed NOT ELIGIBLE to progress with/enter the School of Kinesiology should refer to the Progressions Information Document for assistance in with course selection in order to prepare for a possible return/entrance to Kinesiology and to ensure graduation within four years
  • In order for students to be considered competitive for re-admission to Kinesiology, they must earn a minimum 70% average with no course grade less than 60% in year 2
  • Returning to Kinesiology in year 3 is possible and students will be required to complete a combination of year 2 and year 3 Kinesiology courses

Did Extenuating Circumstances Impact Your Academic Performance?

Students who had extenuating circumstances impact their acadenuc performance are encouraged to submit a Letter of Support. The letter is to be addressed to the Kinesiology Progressions Committee and must be submitted to the Kinesiology Undergraduate Office by April 30. There is no standard format or length of the letter. Students can write as little or as much as they feel is necessary to explain their situation. If applicable, students should submit copies of supporting documentation along with their Letter of Support.