What are the strengths of a BSCH KINE program at Queen's University?
Kinesiology - "The study of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement" (Source: Mirriam-Webster's)
The BSCH KINE curriculum gives students a strong foundation in the fields of applied exercise science - biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology and physical activity epidemiology.
Our students also have the opportunity to study the psychology and socio-cultural aspects of physical activity, sport and exercise, and learn how research findings in kinesiology are promoted by health educators and policy makers - as well as how these efforts are evaluated.
Students also learn how to integrate theory from the discipline areas and apply it in various contexts such as coaching, fitness leadership, or to various populations, e.g. children and youth, persons with disabilities, older adults, etc.
Each year, only a small, select group of students are accepted into the BSCH KINE program. It is a direct-entry program for students - without any reduction in class size as students progress through the years of study.
The BSCH KINE program is designed to lead towards graduate study in the three distinct fields of graduate studies offered int he School of Kinesiology and Health Studies graduate programs which include:
How many students are admitted to the BSCH KINE program?
60 students are accepted each year.
Is there a qualifying first year from the BSCH KINE program?
All students who are accepted into the program in first year are guaranteed a seat in the program until they graduate, if they meet the academic requirements to continue in the program.
What are the admission criteria to apply to this program?
Six 4U and 4M credits with a minimum of three 4U courses including:
What are the differences between a BSCH KINE and BPHE (Honours) program?
Can I take activity courses if I choose a BSCH KINE program?
No - the activity courses are restricted to those students in the BPHE (Honours) program.
Note: Activity courses are required in the BPHE (Honours) program in order that students obtain pre-teaching qualifications - as set out by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA).
How many years will it take to complete a BSCH KINE program?
What courses will I take in first year?
What are the Natural and Physical Sciences?
Anatomy and Cell Biology; Biochemistry; Biology; Biomedical Computing; Chemical Physics; Chemistry; Computing; Environmental Science; Geography; Geological Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Physics; Mathematics and Statistics; Microbiology and Immunology; Pathology and Molecular Medicine; Pharmacology and Toxicology; Physics and Astronomy; Physiology; Psychology; and, Software Design.
Source: Arts & Science Calendar (see General Information - Definitions)
In a discipline which offers both social and natural science courses - such as geography, student should select the course according to the content. For example, GPHY 101/3.0 Human Geography would not count as a Natural and Physical Science but GPHY 102/3.0 Earth System Science would count.
What areas of study are in the BSCH KINE program at Queen's?
In addition to the core program of first year, students will take courses from the following areas:
As well, fourth-year students have the opportunity to take independent study courses (e.g. Survey of Research & Literature, Special Project and a Thesis).
What content is covered in the area of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Studies of Physical Activity?
Courses in this category offer a unique opportunity for students to engage in the interdisciplinary study of the psychological, social, cultural and historical forces that shape health, physical activity involvement, and sport participation.
What courses are available in the area of Psychology and Socio-Cultural Studies of Phsycial Activity and Health?
What content is covered in the area of Applied Exercise Science?
This category of courses addresses the core exercise science disciplines of exercise physiology and biomechanics.
What courses are available in the area of Applied Exercise Science?
What content is covered in the area of Physical Activity Epidemiology and Health Promotion?
The Physical Activity Epidemiology and Health Promotion category of courses provides students with an understanding of the population health framework as established by Health Canada, and specifically on issues related to physical activity and lifestyle.
What courses are available in the area of Physical Activity Epidemiology and Health Promotion?
What content is covered in the area of Professional-Based courses?
Courses in this category integrate theory from one of more of the discipline areas (see previous areas) and apply it in various contexts, e.g. coaching, fitness leadership, or to various populations, e.g. children and youth, persons with disabilities, older adults, etc.
What courses are available in the area of professional-based courses?
What is the new Queen's Centre?
In addition to a new building for the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, this $230 million project provided state-of-the-art facilities including:
We're excited to have been included in this exciting project.
Will I be eligible for accreditation as a kinesiologist when I graduate?
The BSCH KINE program has been designed to meet and exceed the minimum accreditation standards of the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA). Students completing this program should satisfy the criteria for membership in the Ontario Kinesiology Association and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.
What type of careers can I explore with a kinesiology degree?
The BSCH KINE program opens up many exciting career opportunities.
Take a moment to look at the Kinesiology Career Information website for more information about potential careers.
Starting with the first graduating class in Kinesiology in 2010, students have been invited to post an "End Note" about their post-degree plans at the time of their graduation. Take a look at some of the directions Kinesiology graduates have gone!
Does Queen's have a general BSC KINE program?
No. Queen's does not admit students into a general Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
If I decide to leave the program at the end of third year, would I get a degree?
BSCH KINE students are not allowed to register in a general BSC KINE program. However, students who are accepted into a post-degree program (e.g. Medical School) or who decide to enter the workforce may apply to graduate with a general BSC KINE program at the end of third year.
Students are advised to consult with an Academic Adviser in the Undergraduate Office in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies to ensure that they will have the minimum requirements for a general BSC KINE degree if they plan to leave at the end of their third year.