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Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics (BScHK)

Program Description

The Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics emphasizes the biophysical sciences of human kinetics, with a focus on the role that biological, anatomical, musculoskeletal, and neuro-motor systems have on motor performance, and the impact of sport and physical activity on the body. It provides the knowledge, skills and techniques required for you to play a leading role in developing and implementing evidence-based approaches that maintain and improve human movement, and lead to positive health outcomes for different populations in a variety of settings.


Potential additional certifications:
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Exercise Physiologist); Registered Kinesiologist
  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • APA 4211 - Internship/Clinical Experience with over 150 different organizations in the Nation’s Capital Region
  • Kinesiologist
  • Personal trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Laboratory coordinator or assistant
  • Sport coaches
  • Teachers of physical and health education

APA 1161 Introduction to Biophysical Aspects of Human Movement

APA 1313 Musculoskeletal Anatomy

APA 2120 Motor Control and Learning

APA 2140 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

APA 2114 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement

APA 2180 Research Methods in Human Kinetics

APA 2301 Exercise Physiology

APA 2314 Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics

APA 3381 Measurement and Data Analysis in Human Kinetics

APA 3120 Psychomotor Behaviour Laboratory

  • Interdisciplinary health sciences
  • Rehabilitation studies
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical research

Choose Human Kinetics at uOttawa

  • The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exceptional practicum and career placement opportunities and is located close to government, industry leaders and a vast hospital network.
  • We are a cross-road of languages and cultures and the largest bilingual university in the world.
  • The University of Ottawa ranks among the top 2% of universities in the world and top 10 best universities in Canada, with state-of-the-art learning and research facilities, and a French Immersion Stream.
  • Our main campus is right in downtown Ottawa #BywardMarket.
  • A brand new light rail station right on campus with a transit pass included in your tuition fees.
  • Ottawa ranks 1st among Canadian cities for quality of life.


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The application process for this program starts in the fall of the year before you intend to begin your studies. We encourage you to submit your application in advance of the posted deadlines. There are also many Scholarships and bursaries available that you may need to start looking into as some have early deadlines.

Please check the Deadlines page for programs in English and Dates limites page for the programs in French. Be sure to follow the admission steps according to your situation.



Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
4 years
French and English
Course Sequence
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