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Kinesiology

The Kinesiology specialization is directed toward understanding the role and safe application of exercise for:

  • Fitness;
  • Health improvement; and
  • Rehabilitation.

It prepares you to:

  • Become a kinesiology practitioner; and
  • Safely prescribe individualized exercise programs to improve or maintain the health, functional capacity and well-being of a range of healthy and clinical populations.

You will take courses with a focus on:

  • Anatomy;
  • Biomechanics;
  • Motor control and neuroscience;
  • Physiology, exercise physiology and psychology; and
  • Psychomotor behaviour.

You have the option to select from two Kinesiology options:

  • Exercise Science; and
  • Health and Wellness.

Within this program you will also have the opportunity to pursue an internship. Kinesiology is now a regulated health profession in Ontario and this specialization aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge they will need to function as a health professional and write the competency exam to become a registered kinesiologist.

A special opportunity also exists for students interested in becoming a chiropractor. An agreement between UOIT and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) enables 10 qualified students per year to complete a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in Kinesiology degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in seven years, instead of eight. Interested individuals should enrol in the Exercise Science option of UOIT’s Kinesiology program.
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