Kinesiology

Faculty: Faculty of Kinesiology
Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Campus: Fredericton


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.

Why Kinesiology at UNB?

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).

Hands-on learning

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. 

Skills you will acquire:

  • An understanding of the scientific links between physical activity and health
  • Ability to assess, interpret, and apply interventions to human movement
  • Knowledge of the relationship between exercise and aging
  • Ability to identify any ethical issues
  • Effective Communication

More info

For more information, visit the Faculty of Kinesiology's website.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Kinesiology" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • KIN 2062: Introductory Biomechanics
  • KIN 3032: Sports Psychology
  • KIN 3161: Human Factors in Ergonomic Design
  • KIN 3252: Functional Human Anatomy

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Careers

  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Team Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Sport and Recreation Coordinator