“Health, wellness and fitness-related research is transforming how we think of and deliver healthcare. There is a shift to prevention through lifestyle modifications and behaviour change strategies that include exercise. Research is advancing in all aspects of sport, all stages or life and across diseases - it is an exciting time to be a Kinesiologist."
- Dr. Leslie Auger
The field of kinesiology is changing immensely. In just the last few years, new research has given us new insights into improving quality of life. What does that mean? Whether managing mental or physical ailments, preventing congenital or lifestyle-related diseases, working with high performance athletes - this new recognition of the importance of an active lifestyle is revolutionizing our roles within the healthcare system.
So while the landscape shifts to accommodate all that’s changing, how do you learn to navigate such a dynamic field? You learn the most pertinent information while applying your knowledge and gaining experience in the field. That’s why we emphasize both theoretical knowledge and applied skills.
You learn about the science of human movement. From cell biology and biomechanics to human anatomy and fitness assessment, you understand how the body works – all bodies, of all ages, in all states.
Seeing your knowledge take shape doesn’t begin when the learning ends – it happens simultaneously. Practise what you learn in some of the best labs Canadian universities have to offer. And with more than 240 hours of practical experience over four years, you’ll see what it means to work in the field. The collective experience is like no other.
Whether you choose to become a physician, a physiotherapist, a nutrition researcher, or a health policy advisor – you’ll have the most relevant knowledge base and real life experiences to get you there.
What credentials will I graduate with?
Earn BOTH an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Kinesiology AND a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion.
You gain both theoretical knowledge and applied skills – that’s why you graduate with two credentials. Both an honours degree from the University of Guelph, and a diploma from Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning – two of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. All in four years of full-time study.
Our curriculum is what makes the difference. It innovatively combines theoretical and applied learning so that you are better prepared for whatever you may choose to do – whether that means beginning a career or pursuing graduate studies.