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  • Movement Science Major
  • Sports Management Major
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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Kinesiology

Our students are critical thinkers. They have leadership skills. Our grads become physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, teachers, professional sport agents, sport facility managers, and researchers, just to name a few careers. Our grads are in demand — 98% are employed in the fi rst six months after graduation.

Focus on the human. That’s our motto at UWindsor’s HK faculty. It’s about developing you as a whole person, with the skills, leadership and character you’ll need to succeed in the health sector. You’ll like the family feel of this faculty, and there are lots of opportunities for hands-on learning through co-op, internships, labs, research opportunities and community outreach.


Sample Courses: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, Human Growth and Development, Ergonomics, Sport Psychology


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), kinesiologist, chiropractor, ergonomist, physiotherapist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U and SBI4U required. Specializations begin in third year in Movement Science or Sport Management. In addition to the best six averages, a minimum grade of 70% in each of grade 12U English and Biology is required. Co-op available; apply during Year 1.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Take control! Learn the management side of sports with this program. We’ll arm you with lots of hands-on learning opportunities in the form of co-op, internships, labs, research and community outreach. You’ll be prepared to run sports programs, events and facilities, get into marketing, and more. Our HK faculty is a close-knit community and you’ll like its family feel.


Sample Courses: Principles of Sport Management, Ethics in Sport, Sport Marketing, Sport Event Management, Sport Finance, Sociology of Sport, Sport History


Career Tracks: Sport events co-ordinator, sport marketing manager, recreation manager, sport journalist/broadcaster, director of national sport organization

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U and SBI4U required. Specializations begin in third year in Movement Science or Sport Management. In addition to the best six averages, a minimum grade of 70% in each of grade 12U English and Biology is required. Co-op available; apply during Year 1.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding the theories of health and fi tness and contemporary trends in kinesiology practice
  • Devising, administering and evaluating injury prevention and rehabilitation plans based on best practices
  • Devising, administering and evaluating marketing, fi nancial, organizational and operational plans in sport and recreation informed by the latest research
  • 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 fi ndings

98%


Employment Rate of Graduates

6 months following degree completion (OUGS Kinesiology 2015)

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 qualifi ed. Building your resume and your network will only help you later on!"

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

Career Tracks*


  • 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/dietitian
  • Occupational therapist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Professor
  • Program director
  • Recreation manager
  • Research assistant
  • Speech language pathologist
  • Sports administrator
  • Sport marketing manager
  • Teacher

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: University, college
  • Business: Marketing, sales and human resources
  • Clinical Kinesiology: Rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics
  • Education: Teaching, coaching, training
  • Manufacturing: Ergonomics, human factors, health and safety
  • Healthcare Professions: Medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy
  • Health and Fitness: Training, exercise prescription, promotion
  • Sport and Recreation: Professional sports, national/provincial sport governing bodies, sporting goods, sport agencies, sport media

Apply to UWindsor


With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


How to Apply

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your 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, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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-Curricular

Co-Curricular

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

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

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

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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
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  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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If you’re thinking about applying to UWindsor, don’t miss OUF.

Why you should attend OUF

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  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
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