This four-year degree program prepares students to work in important areas of health and well-being, including sport and fitness, chronic disease prevention, physical activity and health promotion, rehabilitation, sport science, aging, and corporate / community wellness. In addition to classroom lectures, the program offers hands on learning through fully equipped human performance laboratories and provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through a supervised fieldwork experience. Flexible programming also allows students to take additional courses, such as fitness-related or coaching certification courses, or the ability to choose a complimentary minor from a wide range of departments.
B.Kin. Bachelor of Kinesiology - 4 years
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Visit the Kinesiology and Recreation Management Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba offers specific theory and practical based course work for students working toward Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) certifications, and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). Several other advanced courses are available in our program to help students prepare for the Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) upon completion of the degree.
Two UofM Kinesiology graduates have spun their expertise in biomechanics into Olympic opportunities, working alongside Canadian athletes and trainers in Turino (2006), Beijing (2008), and Vancouver, B.C. (2010).
There are two graduate degree programs; Master of Science and Master of Arts (Kinesiology and Recreation) that are closely linked with the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute. The HLHPRI is a multidisciplinary research unit of world-class researchers who offer expertise in such diverse areas as neuromuscular development, tourism, hypothermia, Aboriginal health, and biomechanics. A multi-faculty PhD degree in Applied Health Sciences was introduced in 2007.