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Kinesiology (Science)

Do you have a passion for movement and a zest for science?

Methods from both the physical and behavioural sciences are used to study movement in its varied forms both in laboratory and classroom environments.

All students complete a major research project as well as applied internships in rehabilitation, ergonomics and/or gerontology in the final year of the program.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Sylvain Grenier

Telephone: (705) 675-1151 ext. 1095


Office: B-236, B.F. Avery Physical Education Centre, Sudbury Campus

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By land area, Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Ontario and as such, the great outdoors beckon with its vast expanse of lakes and waterways, varied terrain, forests and comprehensive network of trails.
Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

This program is designed for students interested in studying the scientific principles underlying the foundations of Kinesiology. Through a required field internship and an optional research thesis, students will have an opportunity to apply this foundation in a number of areas of kinesiology practice including: rehabilitation, ergonomics, and/or gerontology. Graduates are immediately eligible to complete the entry into practice examination to be a registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.

Ontario High School Applicants

Program Prerequisites:

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course; 1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions; 1 grade 12 4U Chemistry; 3 other grade 12 U/M courses (Physics and Calculus are strongly recommended)
  • A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

Click here to view information regarding General Admission Requirements.


Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

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Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Canadian Applicants

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must complete your application through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC).

For detailed instructions on the application process, see the How to Apply: Undergraduate Studies page.

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International Applicants

If you’re an international applicant, you must fill out the International Application Form.

For detailed instructions on the application process, see the How to Apply: International Students page.

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Note for Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the B.Sc.


Kinesiology (B.Sc.) (120 credits)

This program examines human movement from a scientific perspective. Methods from both the physical and behavioural sciences are used to study movement in its varied forms.


Program of Study

First Year

PHED 0199E     Outdoor School I

PHED 1006E     Exercise Science, Wellness and Health

BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology + lab

SOCI 1015E     Understanding Society

PSYC 1105E     Introduction to Psychology

PHYS 1206E     Physics for the Life Science I + lab

PHYS 1207E     Physics for the Life Science II + lab

CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I  + lab

     (OR)  CHMI 1202E     Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences + lab


Note:    In order to advance to the second year of the program, students must provide a photocopy of a current Certificate in CPR (level C) and First Aid before February 28.


Second Year

PHED 0299E     Outdoor School II

PHED 4136E     Biomechanics II + lab

PHED 2206E     Motor Learning + lab

PHED 2516E     Musculoskeletal Anatomy + lab

PHED 2517E     Applied Human Physiology + lab

PHED 2526E     Introduction to Ergonomics

MATH 1036E     Calculus I

     (OR)  MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

STAT 2246E     Statistics for Scientists

3 credit Science elective

6 credits of Theory electives


Third Year

PHED 0399E     Outdoor School III

PHED 3126E     Physiology of Exercise + lab

PHED 3806E     Functional Assessment

PHED 4006E     Fitness: Evaluation and Prescription + lab

PHED 4207E     Neuromotor Control

PHED 4216E     Sports Psychology

     (OR)  PHED 3061E     Exercise Psychology

PHED 3117E     Traumatology for Physical Educators

PHED 3136E     Research and Professional Ethics

PHED 3209E     Therapeutic Exercise

PHED 3229E     Gerontology and Exercise

SOCI-2127E     Research Methods and Data Analysis

3 credit upper-year Science elective


Fourth Year

PHED 4805E     Thesis in Kinesiology

     (OR)  6 credits of PHED electives

PHED 4816E     Kinesiology Internship

PHED 4107E     Human Development and Physical Activity

     (OR)  PHED 4536E     Ergonomic Methods

     (OR)  PHED 4547E     Principles of Health and Disease

     (OR)  PHED 3556E     Alternative Health

GERO 3207E     Health Challenges in Aging

     (OR)  GERO 4236E     Analysing Physical Activity and Aging

     (OR)  ENGR 3126E     Occupational Health Engineering

PHED 3506E     Health Education

     (OR)  PHED 3507E     Community Health

     (OR)  PHED 3526E     Health Policy

     (OR)  PHED 4217E     Sports in Society

PHED 4137E     Clinical Biomechanics + lab

3 credit upper-year Science elective

6 credits upper-year Theory electives



Academic Regulations

To be in good academic standing in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, the student must:
1) satisfy all conditions of admission;
2) not fail more than 3 credits in an academic year or in the previous 30 credits;
3) maintain a cumulative overall average of at least 4.0 on all courses taken.

A student who fails to attain good academic standing may be allowed to continue on probation for no more than one year (or 30 credits). If after one probationary period, the student does attain good academic standing, he or she may proceed in program.  However, if after the probationary period, the student fails to attain good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, but may apply to transfer to another program at the university.

A student who fails over 6 credits in the 1st-year of program may not proceed to upper year PHED courses.
After one calendar year, a student who has been asked to withdraw from the program may petition the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Awards for readmission, but such measures should have the recommendation of the academic unit before being considered by the Senate Committee.

PHED-1006EL - Exercise Science, Wellness and Health PSYC-1105EL - Introduction to Psychology PHYS-1206EL - Physics for the Life Sciences I PHYS-1207EL - Physics for the Life Sciences II CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I PHED-0199EL - Outdoor School I BIOL-2105EL - Human Anatomy and Physiology SOCI-1015EL - Understanding Society PHED-2206EL - Motor Learning PHED-2526EL - Introduction to Ergonomics MATH-1036EL - Calculus I PHED-0299EL - Outdoor School II PHED-2516EL - Musculoskeletal Anatomy PHED-2517EL - Applied Human Physiology PHED-4136EL - Biomechanics II MATH-1057EL - Linear Algebra I PHED-3126EL - Physiology of Exercise PHED-3136EL - Research and Professional Ethics in Kinesiology PHED-4006EL - Fitness: Evaluation and Prescription PHED-4207EL - Neuromotor Control PHED-4216EL - Sports Psychology
PHED-3209EL - Therapeutic Exercise PHED-3229EL - Gerontology and Exercise PHED-0399EL - Outdoor School III PHED-3806EL - Functional Assessment PHED-3117EL - Traumatology for Physical Educators SOCI-2127EL - Research Methods and Data Analysis PHED-3061EL - Exercise Psychology PHED-4805EL - Thesis in Kinesiology PHED-4816EL - Kinesiology Internship PHED-4137EL - Clinical Biomechanics PHED-3506EL - Health Education PHED-3507EL - Community Health PHED-3526EL - Health Policy PHED-4217EL - Sports in Society PHED-3556EL - Alternative Health PHED-4107EL - Human Development and Physical Activity PHED-4507EL - Nutrition PHED-4536EL - Ergonomics Methods PHED-4547EL - Principles of Health and Disease GERO-3206EL - Ethnogerontology ENGR-3126EL - Occupational Health Engineering

List of Faculty Members

Sessional Members:

  • Randy Battochio
  • Jean  Benoît
  • Lise Brown
  • Michelle Brunette
  • Carlo Castrechino
  • Randy Cavallin
  • James Coffey
  • Coulombe Jasmine
  • Carla Cox
  • Tony Cox
  • Caroline Dignard
  • Nicole Dubuc-Charbonneau
  • Gino Ferri
  • Charles Fink
  • Sarah Forbes
  • Sheila Gagnon
  • Robert Jack
  • Thomas Lee Kingston
  • Michelle Laurence
  • Jeffrey McGarry
  • Karen Rebeiro Grouhl
  • Raymond Savignac
  • Olivier Serress
  • Natalie Tissot Van Patot
  • Andelka Tuttle
  • Diana Urajnik
  • Melissa Wiman

Adjunct Professors:

  • Ben Hejer, Ph. D.
  • Hakim Hariti, Ph. D.
  • Pascal Lefebvre, Ph. D.
  • Nicole Dubuc-Charbonneau, Ph. D.
  • Ann Pegoraro, Ph. D.
  • to be completed

Faculty Members:

Ginette Michel

Ginette Michel

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Olivier Serresse

Olivier Serresse

Faculty of Education and Health
Patricia Pickard

Patricia Pickard

Faculty of Education and Health
Jian Chen

Jian Chen

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Michel Larivière

Michel Larivière

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Sebastien Nault

Sebastien Nault

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Alison Godwin

Alison Godwin

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

Office of the Vice-President, Research
James Little

James Little

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Stephen Ritchie

Stephen Ritchie

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Robert Schinke

Robert Schinke

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Sylvain Grenier

Sylvain Grenier

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Sandra Dorman

Sandra Dorman

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Bruce Oddson

Bruce Oddson

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Jaouad Alem

Jaouad Alem

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Nancy Lightfoot

Nancy Lightfoot

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Amanda Schweinbenz

Amanda Schweinbenz

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Georges Kpazai

Georges Kpazai

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Elizabeth Wenghofer

Elizabeth Wenghofer

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Barbara Ravel

Barbara Ravel

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Kerry McGannon

Kerry McGannon

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences