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Kinesiology options

Kinesiology - Exercise Science option

The Exercise Science option is designed for students who want a stronger science focus in their kinesiology studies. It’s most suitable if you wish to pursue post-graduate study in one of the following specializations:

  • Applied Bioscience
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Human Neurophysiology

It will provide you with a foundation for registration as a professional kinesiologist or to pursue further studies in areas such as:

  • chiropractic
  • medicine
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy

Kinesiology - Health and Wellness option

The Health and Wellness option is intended for students who are more interested in the health promotion and health policy aspects of kinesiology. You will be prepared for postgraduate studies in community health, or a career in health policy or promotion with a special interest in exercise for health.

It will also prepare you for registration as a professional kinesiologist or to pursue further studies in areas such as:

  • chiropractic
  • medicine
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy

Kinesiology - Rehabilitation specialization

The Rehabilitation specialization is part of an articulation agreement between UOIT and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) that allows students the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) degree and their Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree in seven years.

Students who have qualified for acceptance to the Rehabilitation specialization may apply for advanced entry into the CMCC Doctor of Chiropractic program in the beginning of their second year of studies. A conditional offer of admission to the CMCC program will be based on an admission interview. Successful applicants will receive an unconditional offer of admission to CMCC upon successful completion of the following academic requirements: three full years of study at UOIT (90 credit hours) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0, with no failures. All academic requirements must be completed no later than May 31 of the year of registration at CMCC.

The first two years of this specialization is open to students from the Exercise Science  or Health and Wellness  specializations. In Year 3, CMCC-Rehabilitation students are enrolled in two specialized Practical Anatomy courses (HLSC 4473U  and HLSC 4474U ). The practical laboratory component of these courses is held in the state-of-the-art human anatomy labs at CMCC and students who are successful may be eligible for an exemption from first-year anatomy when they attend CMCC. The pathway has been designed so that should students not gain acceptance to CMCC after three years or change their minds, these students can still complete their UOIT BHSc (Honours) degree at UOIT.

Students who have been accepted to CMCC will be eligible for 30 specified credits toward their UOIT degree through their studies at CMCC. These credits will be pre-approved and awarded based on successful completion of the required CMCC courses. Students must complete all specified courses at CMCC for their UOIT degree to be granted.

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