Academic Calendar Fall 2018


Bachelor of Kinesiology degree

The Bachelor of Kinesiology degree provides both breadth and depth of knowledge in understanding the field of kinesiology, and prepares students to pursue a variety of careers. In particular, the Exercise Science specialization prepares students for registration as a practicing Kinesiologist, graduate school, and/or professional school (such as physiotherapy, medicine or chiropractics). The Pedagogy specialization prepares students for entrance into a teacher certification program, graduate school, and careers as a coach or personal trainer.

Entrance requirements

Option 1: High school (for students with high school graduation only)

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, applicants must have completed the following requirements (see Note 1):

  • B.C. Secondary School graduation or equivalent
  • Prerequisites for ENGL 105 or CMNS 125
  • Prerequisites for STAT 104 or STAT 106
  • One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12 with a minimum C+ grade (see Note 2)
  • Physical Education 11 and/or 12 recommended (see Note 3)

Note 1: Students who are upgrading to meet entrance requirements must provide proof of upgrading to OReg at the time of application.

Note 2: Students following the Exercise Science specialization will need to meet the prerequisite for BIO 111.

Note 3: Students following the Pedagogy specialization are highly recommended to take PE 11 and/or PE 12, or have participated in athletic or recreational physical activity.

Option 2: University entrance (for students who have attended some post-secondary school)

In order to be admitted to the second year of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, applicants must have completed the following requirements:

Option 3: Departmental discretionary admission

The Kinesiology department will consider applicants with relevant experience, even though they may not possess the required GPA, course grades, or course currency necessary for entry into the degree program. Students may be required to complete one or more lower-level courses to satisfy any course deficiencies. Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar. The Kinesiology department will exercise its discretion in such cases with respect to conditional acceptance into the program.

Note: Students must contact the Kinesiology department for further information regarding eligibility and a written statement of permission to apply under this option.

Students who do not meet these requirements might consider Qualifying Studies.

When to apply

Application dates for specific intake applications:

Semester First day to apply Recommended application deadline
Fall (September) October 1 January 31
Winter (January) May 1 August 31
Summer (May) October 1 December 31

How to apply

Apply online at

Additional documents required for a complete application:

  • For second year university entrance, an official transcript (or interim transcript) from every post-secondary institution attended showing grade/course achievements as per entrance requirements. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to UFV from the originating institution; see the Transfer Credit section for details.
  • For direct entry from high school, an official high school transcript if you have graduated. For students currently in Grade 12, final grades are due August 3.

Upon admission to the program you will be provided with a registration information package. A deposit is required prior to registration (see the Fees and Other Costs section). This money will be applied toward tuition fees. Final payment of all course fees is due at the end of the second week of classes.

Basis for admission decision

There are a limited number of seats available in the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program. Acceptance into the Kinesiology program will be determined through a first-come first-serve basis, assuming entrance requirements are met. Applicants must meet the Degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar. Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application is complete including all required documentation. Please refer to the specific entrance requirements outlined above in Option 1 (High school entrance) and Option 2 (University entrance).

Fees and additional costs

See the Fees and Other Costs section.


The Human Performance Centre is located on the Chilliwack campus at the Canada Education Park. Courses are offered in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. All students should expect to travel between campuses during their program.

Program requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  • 120 total credits
  • 48 upper-level credits, including at least 38 upper-level KIN credits (including core) (see
    Notes 1 and 2)
  • Core course requirements (49 credits)
  • One area of specialization in Kinesiology, declared by the completion of 60 credits (see Note 3) (19-22 credits)
  • Literacy requirement (3 credits)
  • Numeracy requirement (3-4 credits)
  • Breadth requirements (12 credits of non-KIN courses)

Note 1: Any 300- and 400-level courses are acceptable for the remaining 10 upper-level credits, including additional KIN courses. Depending on which professional program and institution students are applying to, admission requirements can include specific Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and/or Psychology courses. Students should consult the Kinesiology program advisor to be certain that their choice of electives provides the proper requirements to fit their career choice.

Note 2: Many upper-level courses require lower-level prerequisites; students are advised to plan and select electives carefully.

Note 3: Students who fail to declare a specialization by 60 credits will have registration in further courses blocked. Students may only choose one specialization.

Program outline

Core course requirements: 49 credits

Course Title Credits
One of: (see Note) 3
KIN 103 Concepts of Physical Fitness  
KIN 121 Physical Literacy  
KIN 160 Contemporary Health Issues  
KIN 161 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
KIN 163 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 170 Basic Human Anatomy 4
KIN 215 Introduction to Biomechanics 3
KIN 260 Topics in Human Nutrition 3
KIN 261 Sociocultural Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport 3
KIN 266 Exercise and Sport Psychology 3
KIN 268 Introduction to Motor Learning and Control 3
KIN 270 Human Physiology I 4
KIN 272 Human Physiology II 4
KIN 301 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3
KIN 365 Physical Growth and Motor Development 3
KIN 481 Applied Ethics for Health Sciences 3
One of:   3
KIN 401 Undergraduate Thesis I  
KIN 455 Professional Experience in Kinesiology  

Note: Students planning on the Pedagogy specialization should choose KIN 121. Students planning on the Exercise Science specialization should choose either KIN 103 or KIN 160.

Exercise Science specialization: 21-22 credits

The exercise science specialization provides preparation for students who are pursuing careers as a practicing Kinesiologist or Exercise Specialist, those planning to go to graduate school, and/or those who are using their kinesiology degree in preparation for admittance to a professional program such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, medicine, or chiropractics.

Course Title Credits
BIO 111 Introductory Biology I 5
KIN 362 Theoretical Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 363 Lab-Based Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 462 Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription 4
KIN 463 Advanced Clinical Exercise Therapy 3
One of:   3-4
KIN 350 Stress and Chronic Disease  
KIN 371 Introduction to Athletic Injuries  
KIN 435 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics  
KIN 460 Macronutrients: Applications to Sport and Disease  
KIN 461 Vitamins and Minerals: Applications to Sport and Disease  
KIN 470 Pathophysiology  

Pedagogy specialization: 19-20 credits

The pedagogy specialization provides preparation for those pursuing careers in instructional settings in both the public and private domain, such as graduate school, coaching, and recreational/leisure settings.

Course Title Credits
KIN 122 Teaching Team Sport and Games 4
KIN 221 Instructional Design and Analysis of Physical Education and Sport Programs 3
KIN 302 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education 3
KIN 360 Health Programming Across the Lifespan 3
KIN 451 Program Planning for Health Promotion 3
One of: (see Note 1) 3-4
KIN 222 Teaching Fitness and Lifestyle Recreation  
KIN 322 Teaching Dance and Gymnastics  
KIN 323 Teaching Outdoor Leadership  

Note 1: Students planning to enter into a teacher education program for the purpose of obtaining teacher certification in Secondary Physical Education must complete KIN 122, 222, 322 and 323. Students should plan accordingly.

Note 2: Students who are intending to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary level may require a second teachable area. These students should consult with an Advisor to make sure that they have the proper requirements for entry into a teacher education program. EDUC 200 and 300 are strongly recommended for those pursuing teaching.

Note 3: Students pursuing Personal Training may also wish to pursue a Business minor.

Literacy requirement: 3 credits

Course Title Credits
One of:   3
ENGL 105 Academic Writing  
CMNS 125 Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences  

Numeracy requirement: 3-4 credits

Course Title Credits
One of:   3-4
STAT 104 Introductory Statistics  
STAT 106 Statistics I  
PSYC 110 Applied Statistical Analysis in Psychology (see Note)  

Note: Students pursuing a Biology minor should be aware that PSYC 110 does not satisfy the requirements of that program.

Breadth requirements: 12 credits

Requirement Credits
Completion of at least 12 credits outside of Kinesiology at the 100 level or higher. 12

Transfer of credit

Total transfer and prior learning credit into the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree must not exceed 90 credits.

Program continuance

A student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.00 for continuance in the program. In addition, a minimum CGPA of 2.00 must be maintained in the upper-level courses when considered separately.

Undergraduate continuance

Students enrolled in undergraduate courses (courses numbered 100 or above) must maintain an undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 to remain enrolled in Good Academic Standing at UFV. Students in Good Academic Standing will have no registration limits placed on them. Failure to meet the minimum CGPA requirement will result in restrictions on registration and may eventually lead to academic suspension from undergraduate studies at UFV. Students on Academic Warning or Academic Probation are limited to registering in 10 credits. For further details, see the Academic standing and undergraduate continuance section of the academic calendar. Academic standing is governed by UFV’s Undergraduate Continuance policy (92).

Course repetition

Students cannot register for a course more than twice without department permission. A maximum of six upper-level repeats are permitted. Where a course has been repeated, only the higher grade is counted in the GPA calculation.

Readmission policy

Students who have been admitted to a program at UFV and who do not register in the first semester, or who withdraw completely in the first semester of attendance, must apply for readmission. Students who do not attend courses in the program for one year must also apply for readmission.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Students may receive credit for learning from previous studies or learning-through-experience. Credit for courses in the program can be obtained through:

  • articulated course transfer credit
  • challenge exams, or
  • portfolio assessment.

Contact the department for more information regarding Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.

Course withdrawal deadlines

Course withdrawal deadlines follow UFV's Course Withdrawal policy (81).


A prerequisite is a requirement which must be met before a student enters a course or program. A D grade does not, unless otherwise stated, meet a prerequisite requirement. Students who do not have the stated prerequisite may not register in a course having these requirements without the permission of the instructor.


A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required for graduation.

Please refer to graduation requirements for additional details.

Bachelor of Kinesiology combined with an existing minor/extended minor

A student completing requirements for the Bachelor of Kinesiology may combine this with the requirements for any of the existing minors or Arts extended minors offered at UFV, with the exception of the Biology extended minor. In such cases, the transcript will specify both the Bachelor of Kinesiology and extended minor or minor program completed. Examples of such minors include those in Arts (see this section for a listing of Arts minors), Science (Biology for Kinesiology students, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics), Business Administration (see this section for the Business minor), and Criminal Justice. For examples of Arts extended minors, please see this section for the listing.

In order to complete the degree in a timely fashion, students wishing to combine the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with any minor and/or Arts extended minor (except Biology extended minor) must seek approval of the appropriate program advisors. Students should be aware that if they choose to fulfill the requirements of both the Kinesiology degree and a minor or an Arts extended minor, they will most likely need to complete more than 120 credits in order to meet all requirements, and that they will need to meet the graduation/program requirements for both the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and the selected minor or extended minor.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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