Faculty: Faculty of Kinesiology
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology provides a strong foundation in human movement and performance in relation to exercise, sport, work, and wellness. Our program offers a transformative student experience that balances theory with hands-on practice. Kinesiology offers the creative space to explore scientific experiences in our state-of-the-art labs while working alongside leading professors in the field.
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology offers an honours program, directed studies, minor in Ergonomics, and practicums in career-related work situations.
UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology has been a Canadian leader in kinesiology, recreation, sport and wellness since 1957. The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is an excellent choice for students who are interested in health-related professions, such as: medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, athletic therapy and massage therapy; or interested in other professions including: ergonomics, fitness, teaching and coaching.
At UNB, our goal is to help fuel the worldwide movement to increase opportunities for people to reach their full bodily potential.
*Our program is nationally accredited with the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA).
Kinesiology provides hands-on learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom:
Practical lab experiences begin in the first year of study when students apply the knowledge gained in lectures to real life tests, such as: Biomechanical Motion Analysis, Motor Learning Assessments, Influence of Anxiety on Skill Performance, and VO2 Max testing. Hands-on learning not only occurs in scheduled laboratory courses, it’s also integrated into lecture-based courses through in-class activities and out-of-class assignments.
Practicums: Some students choose to learn directly from a health care worker; others assist with coaching a team, or they volunteer with a community agency.
For more information, visit the Faculty of Kinesiology's website.
For admission requirements, select "Kinesiology" in our admission requirements tool.