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Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology (Movement Science Major)
  • Kinesiology (Sport Management Major)
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Co-op Available

Kinesiology – Our program offers a variety of courses and experiences during the first year to help you choose a major for intensive study in Movement Science or Sport Management. Upon graduation, you can continue your education in professional programs or graduate schools, or choose from careers such as scientists, or doctors, teachers, chiropractors and physiotherapists (with additional studies), ergonomists, directors of provincial and national sports organizations, and sports marketing specialists.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U and SBI4U required. A minimum grade of 70% in each of ENG4U and SBI4U required. Specializations begin in second year in Movement Science or Sport Management. Co-op available – apply during Year 1.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Biology required. A minimum grade of 70% in each of Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Biology required. Specializations begin in second year in Movement Science or Sport Management. Co-op available – apply during Year 1.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Biology required. A minimum grade of 70% in each of Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Biology required. Specializations begin in second year in Movement Science or Sport Management. Co-op available – apply during Year 1.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Biology. A minimum 70% in each of Grade 12 English and Biology.

75%

Functional Knowledge

  • Thoroughly understanding the anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, motor control, development and behaviour of humans, and the fundamental physical, cognitive and social factors that affect human movement
  • Understanding the theories of sport management as they relate to events, facilities, personnel and consumers within the sport and recreation industries and society
  • Understanding the theories of health and fitness and contemporary trends in kinesiology practice
  • Devising, administering and evaluating injury prevention and rehabilitation plans based on best practices
  • Devising, administering and evaluating marketing, financial, organizational and operational plans in sport and recreation based on best practices
  • Performing effective physical risk assessments appropriate for work, leisure, and sporting activities
  • Organizing and overseeing physical activity programs for individuals and groups of all demographics across the lifespan
  • Conducting appropriate research using modern, approved methodologies; critically appraising and evaluating research findings

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Jeremy Hick

“I chose Human Kinetics at Windsor because growing up I was always passionate about sports, and dreamed of one day working in the industry. Once I arrived and started classes, I realized the potential to achieve my dreams, and never looked back. My recommendation for current students is to go get experience and make connections! Volunteer for events, connect with people on LinkedIn, and never be afraid to apply for a job, even if you don’t think you’re qualified. Building your resume and your network will only help you later on!”

Jeremy Hick –
BHK in Kinesiology - Sport Management Major [2017]

98.4%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Kinesiology, 2014)

Common Industries for Kinesiology Graduates

  • Academia: University, college
  • Business: Marketing, sales and human resources
  • Clinical Kinesiology: Therapies, prosthetics and orthotics
  • Education: Teaching, coaching, training
  • Manufacturing: Ergonomics, human factors, health and safety
  • Healthcare Professions: Medicine, chiropractic, therapies
  • Health and Fitness: Training, exercise prescription, promotion
  • Sport and Recreation: Managing, organizing, planning, sales, promotion

Career Tracks*

  • Athletic therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Ergonomist
  • Events co-ordinator
  • Facility manager
  • Health and safety coordinator
  • Health educator
  • Human factors specialist
  • Journalist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Laboratory co-ordinator
  • Lawyer
  • Learning specialist
  • Life coach
  • Medical doctor
  • Naturopathic doctor
  • Nutritionist/dietician
  • Occupational therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Professor
  • Program director
  • Recreation manager
  • Research assistant
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Sports administrator
  • Teacher
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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