Kinesiology/Physical and Health Education

High School Background Required
Life After Graduation
First Year Requirements
Further Information

The Kinesiology/Physical and Health Education programs offered through the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies are direct entry, targeted areas of study with physical activity as the focal point of interest in each program. The School is well known for its exceptional spirit and for the closeness made possible by its small size.

The Bachelor of Physical and Health Education is a CCUPEKA accredited program in pre-teacher preparation that allows graduates to apply to Faculties of Education with a recognized teachable in physical education. The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is a science based program that has recently gained CCUPEKA accreditation in Kinesiology. This program prepares graduates to register with the Ontario Kinesiology Association with all its rights and privileges.

Our vibrant interdisciplinary degree programs in Kinesiology/ Physical and Health Education, as well as Arts programs in Health Studies, all emphasize prevention rather than treatment as the best route to health. From the structure of the cell to the structure of society, your studies will expose you to the complex factors which influence health and wellness. Your courses might explore social determinants of health, the biomechanics of movement, or approaches to health promotion. You might learn ways of measuring body composition, analyzing human motion or evaluating local public health initiatives. Whether you pursue the social or the physical sciences, you will definitely learn how to think and be challenged to expand your perspectives by faculty who are among the world's experts in their field.

As always, our students will be at the centre of active student life. Opportunities abound to gain work experiences to match one is classroom education by working with seniors, supporting children with disabilities, or coaching in local schools and competitive leagues. A diverse selection of options for involvement exists in sports administration, fitness leadership, athletic therapy and in the Athletics and Recreation program as a participant, athlete, official, event staff or committee member. Finally there are numerous opportunities to fine-tune your instructional or leadership skills through the non-credit instruction program and the activities of PHEKSA, the student association.

The mission statement of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies is to research, teach and promote physical, mental and social well-being from the level of the individual to society. A career related to physical activity, health and wellness can make a strong contribution to the social good. A degree from the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies can help prepare you to get one and to make a difference. We hope you will come join us and find out for yourself!

Graduates of our program have found their skills and knowledge in demand in physical education, recreation and sport settings, in community health organizations, and in sport governing bodies and government agencies (to name just a few). Many have followed their interests to graduate and professional schools, often gaining employment in the rehabilitation field or allied medical professions.

The class of 2013 will be one of the first classes to begin using the new facilities of the Queen's Centre and to be housed in a stand-alone School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. The new School building will be home to the SKHS academic offices, research and undergraduate laboratories, conference rooms and lecture halls.

As always, our students will be at the centre of active student life. Opportunities abound to gain work experiences to match one is classroom education by working with seniors, supporting children with disabilities, or coaching in local schools and competitive leagues. A diverse selection of options for involvement exists in sports administration, fitness leadership, athletic therapy and in the Athletics and Recreation program as a participant, athlete, official, event staff or committee member. Finally there are numerous opportunities to fine-tune your instructional or leadership skills through the non-credit instruction program and the activities of PHEKSA, the student association.

The mission statement of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies is "to research, teach and promote physical, mental and social well-being from the level of the individual to society." A career related to physical activity, health and wellness can make a strong contribution to the social good. A degree from the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies can help prepare you to get one and to make a difference.

We hope you will come join us and find out for yourself!

High School Background Required

  • 4U English (or equivalent)
  • 4U Biology (or equivalent)
  • 4U Exercise Science (is strongly recommended)
  • 4U Advanced Functions (or equivalent)
  • Two of 4U Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus and Vectors 4U Exercise Science (is strongly recommended)

Life After Graduation

  • Teaching Physical Education (BPHEH)
  • Sports Management/Coaching
  • Fitness L eaders/Personal Trainers
  • Physical/ Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Nursing
  • Athletic Therapy
  • Health Promotion/Education
  • Ergonomics/Biomechanics/Exercise Physiology
  • Human Mobility Research
  • Physical Activity Epidemiology/Health Promotion
  • Pedorthics/Orthotics

First Year Requirements

Go to Choose Your First Year Courses for more information on Kinesiology.

Go to Choose Your First Year Courses for more information on Physical and Health Education.

Further Information

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Home Web Page
tel: 613-533-2666 [press 1 for Undergraduate Office]
fax: 613-533-2009

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