Kinesiology - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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  • Movement Science Major
  • Sports Management Major
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Our students are leaders with strong critical thinking skills. Our grads go on to become registered kinesiologists, physicians, physiotherapists, teachers, researchers/consultants, fitness trainers and facility owners, marketing managers, coaches, and general managers of pro sports teams, just to name a few. Our grads are in demand —98% are employed in the first six months after graduation.

Focusing on the “human” in movement science and active living will provide you with all of the tools to become a leader in health and a variety of other industry sectors. You’ll like the family feel of this faculty, and there are lots of opportunities for hands-on learning through co-op, internships, community outreach, and conducting research with our leading scientists in state-of-the-art labs.

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

Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, chiropractor, physiotherapist), registered kinesiologist, ergonomist, sport psychology consultant

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: One of Biology/SBI4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, or Physics/SPH4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 75% (70% in Grade 12 U English/ENG4U and 70% in one of Biology/SBI4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, or Physics/SPH4U)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 83%
Note: Co-op available; apply during Year 1

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If your passion is sport, recreation and active living, make an impact in the industry with a degree in Sport Management and Leadership! We’ll arm you with lots of hands-on learning opportunities in the form of co-op, internships, case studies, simulations, research, and community outreach. You’ll be prepared to deliver sports programs, execute events, operate facilities, market sport to participant and spectator audiences, and more. Our internationally-renowned faculty are certain to provide the experience and networking opportunities for you to become a leader in the sport industry.

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 supervisor, sport journalist/broadcaster, executive director of a national or provincial/territorial sport organization

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: One of Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, or Math of Data Management/MDM4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 75% (70% in Grade 12 U English/ENG4U)
Note: Co-op available; apply during Year 1

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • 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 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 findings


Employment Rate of Graduates

6 months following degree completion (OUGS Kinesiology 2018)

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]

Career Tracks*

  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Ergonomist
  • Events Co-ordinator
  • Facility Manager
  • Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Human Factors Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Laboratory Co-ordinator
  • 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
  • Sport Psychology Consultant
  • 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
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