Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Faculty of Kinesiology

General Office: Kinesiology Building
Mailing Address: Faculty of Kinesiology,
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506) 453-4575
Fax: (506) 453-3511
Website: //


Dean: Wayne Albert, BSc, MA, PhD

Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs): Charlene Shannon-McCallum, BBA, B of Recr Mgmt, MA, PhD

Assistant Dean (Graduate Programs and Research): Jonathon Edwards, BSM, MA, PhD

  • Albert, Wayne, BSc (Ottawa), MA (UWO), PhD (Qu), Prof and Dean - 1999
  • Barclay, Katherine, BSc (UNB), MSc (Waterloo), PhD (Guelph), Teaching Prof (Joint Biology, Nursing) - 2001
  • Bouchard, Danielle, BPE (Sherbrooke), MSc (Quebec), PhD (UdeM), Prof - 2015
  • Byers, Terri, BPE (Acadia), MA, PhD (DeMontfort), Prof - 2014
  • Chester, Victoria, BScHK (Guelph), MA (Laur), PhD (UNB), Prof - 2002
  • Dombrowski, Stephan, BA (Essex), MSc (Sussex), PhD, CPsychol (Aberdeen), Assoc Prof - 2018
  • Duquette, Greg, BKin (McM), MA (CMU), Teaching Prof – 2008
  • Edwards, Jonathon, BSM (Brock), MA, PhD (Alberta), Assoc Prof - 2012
  • Hebert, Jeffrey, BA (Denver), DC (Palmer College of Chiropractic), PhD (Utah), Prof and Chiropractic Chair – 2017
  • Kebbe, Maryam, BSc (Ottawa), MSc, PhD (Alberta), Asst Prof - 2023
  • Kuruganti, Usha, BScEE, MScEE, PhD (UNB), Prof - 2004
  • Mason, Fred, BA, BPE (MUN), MA (Ottawa), PhD (UWO), Assoc Prof – 2006
  • McGarry, Timothy, BSc (Liv), MSc (Brad), MPE, PhD (UBC) Assoc Prof - 2000
  • McGibbon, Chris, BSc, MSc, PhD (UNB), Prof - 2004
  • Noble, Jeremy, BSc, MSc, PhD (Waterloo), Teaching Prof - 2014
  • Oncescu, Jacquelyn, BRM, MR (Acadia), PhD (Ottawa), Assoc Prof - 2018
  • Scott, David, BA, PGCE (Ulster), MA, MA, PhD (Vic B.C.), Assoc Prof – 1997
  • Seaman, Kenneth, BSc (Dal), MSc, PhD (UNB) - Teaching Prof - 2011
  • Sénéchal, Martin, BSc, MSc, PhD (Sherbrooke), Prof - 2015
  • Shannon-McCallum, Charlene, BBA, B of Recr Mgmt (Acadia), MA, PhD (Waterloo), Prof - 2002
  • Tymowski-Gionet, Gabriela, BA, BEd, MA (UWO), PhD (Gloucestershire), Assoc Prof - 1999

General Information

The Faculty of Kinesiology offers two undergraduate degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies. The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BScKin) is a four-year discipline based program of study, with the focus being on applying scientific principles to the study of human movement. The program will prepare students for career opportunities in applied exercise, sport science, and health related professions (e.g. fitness consulting, athletic therapy, ergonomics, human factors) and related careers, as well as for further study in the exercise and sport science disciplines or allied health professions (nutrition, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, medicine).

Students interested in becoming elementary or secondary physical education teachers and coaches in school systems can select either the BRSS or the BScKin degree program. Students who are interested in the Arts and Humanities as a teachable subject, should select the BRSS degree program, while students who are interested in the Sciences as a teachable subject, should select the BScKin degree program.

High School applicants or first-year students interested in the BEd program at UNB should refer to the Faculty of Education Admission Advantage program in either the Admissions section of this calendar (Item J) or the Bachelor of Education section under Fredericton Degree Programs.

University Regulations

Any point not covered in the following regulations will be governed by the General University Regulations as stated in this Calendar. Questions concerning the application of regulations should be directed to the Registrar in writing.

Conditions Regarding Admission to the BScKin Program

All admissions are on a competitive basis; satisfaction of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Normally, no more than 100 students will be admitted to first year in the Faculty of Kinesiology in any academic year.

Transfer Students

  1. Normally, a minimum session grade point average of 3.0 is required for a student to be considered for transfer into one of the Faculty's programs.
  2. Normally, a student will not be allowed to transfer into the Faculty mid-way through the academic year.
  3. In addition to scholastic record, a transfer applicant's record of participation and interest in the "Kinesiology," "Recreation," and "Sport Science" field is also considered for admission.
  4. Students presently registered in the Faculty will continue to be governed by the regulations in effect when they first registered. Students who were formerly in the Faculty and apply for re-admission, if accepted, will be governed by the regulations in effect at the time of their re-admission.

Time Limitation

The maximum time period permitted between the first registration in the BScKin degree program and the completion of the BScKin degree shall normally be eight (8) years. Normally, BScKin students who are re-admitted within this time frame must complete the degree requirements in effect at the last re-admission.

BScKin as a Second Degree

In addition to the University's regulations for a second undergraduate bachelor's degree as specified in the UNB Undergraduate Calendar, the Faculty of Kinesiology requires that any student accepted into the BScKin degree program as a second undergraduate bachelor's degree be required to: (a) Complete at least thirty (30) credit hours of courses, and (b) Complete the requirements of the BScKin program.

General Regulations

Grade Point Averages

  1. The method of calculating grade point averages is explained in the Calculation of Grade Point Average, section H, of this calendar.
  2. To earn a BScKin degree, a student must have successfully completed a minimum of 131 ch of approved courses.
  3. Students should refer to the Standing and Promotion Requirements, section I, of this Calendar for regulations regarding academic probation and withdrawal.

Policy on Grades

BScKin students must obtain a grade of "C" or better in all required core courses.

NOTE: KIN1001 is considered to be prerequisite or co-requisite to all other KIN and RSS courses. Students receiving a final grade of "D" in KIN1001 may repeat KIN1001 as a co-requisite to other second year KIN and RSS courses.

Repeating Courses

  1. Regulations pertaining to repeating courses can be found in the Repeating Courses section of this Calendar.
  2. Any required courses not successfully completed during a given year must be attempted no later than the next academic year, except by special permission of their academic advisor.

Summer Term Courses

BScKin students who wish to take Summer Term courses that are to be credited towards their degree should first consult with their Academic Advisor.

Practica and Directed Studies

  1. Normally, students may elect a maximum of six (6) ch from practicum courses, i.e., KIN 3911 (1)KIN 3912 (2)KIN 3913 (3)KIN 3914 (3) KIN 4910 (6)
  2. Normally, students may elect a maximum of six (6) ch from directed study courses, i.e, KIN 4903 (3)KIN 4904 (3)KIN 4800 (6)

Approval of Elective Courses

Advice concerning elective courses will be provided by members of the Faculty. All elective courses require approval of the Faculty.

Normal Workload

The maximum student workload is considered to be 22 ch per term, or 40-44 ch per year (not including Summer Term). Permission from their academic advisor is required to exceed 22 ch per term or 44 ch in any given academic year.

BScKin Year Designation Based on Credit Hours

For the purposes of online registration and administrative operations, BScKin students shall be considered as in:

  1. Second year after the student has successfully completed 30 ch toward their BScKin
  2. Third year after the student has successfully completed 60 ch toward their BScKin
  3. Fourth year after the student has successfully completed 90 ch towards their BScKin


General Notes

  1. It is the student's responsibility to complete the degree program curriculum for the year in which they enrol.
  2. In the BScKin degree program, practicum courses are not required but may be taken as KIN/RSS electives up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  3. The minimum credit hour total to graduate with a BScKin degree is 131 ch.

Year I: (37 ch)
Required Core

KIN 1001 Introduction to Kinesiology 4 ch

One of the following three courses: 3 ch

  • RSS 1042  History of Sport and Recreation
  • RSS 1081  Health and Wellness
  • KIN 2093 Introduction to Philosophy of Kinesiology
KIN 1160 Laboratory Methods in Kinesiology 4 ch
KIN 2032 Introduction to Sport and Leisure Psychology 3 ch
BIOL 1001 Biological Principles, Part I 3 ch
BIOL 1711 Human Anatomy I 4 ch
BIOL 1782 Human Physiology I 4 ch
MATH 1003 Introduction to Calculus I 3 ch
MATH 1503 Linear Algebra 3 ch

Choose 3 ch from the following:

One of ENGL 1103/1144/1145, 3 ch

Year 2 (33 ch)
Required Core

BIOL 2721 Human Physiology II 4 ch
RSS 2023 Sociology of Sport, Physical Activity & Leisure 3 ch
KIN 2062 Introductory Biomechanics 3 ch
KIN 2072 Introduction to Motor Control and Learning 3 ch
KIN 2082 Introductory Exercise Physiology 3 ch
KIN 2252 Functional Human Anatomy 4 ch

STAT 2263 or 2264 or equivalent 3 ch

CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1006 (5 ch)
PHYS 1051 and PHYS 1091 (5 ch)

Year 3 and 4 (61 ch)
Required Core to be completed in 3rd year

KIN 3001 Introduction to Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 ch
KIN 3201 Exercise Prescription 4 ch

KIN/RSS Electives (Choose 30 ch)(see Note 1, 2 & 3 below) 30 ch
KIN/RSS or NON-KIN/RSS Electives (Choose 24 ch)(see Note 1 & 2 below) 24 ch


Note 1:
 Of the 54 ch of KIN/RSS and NON-KIN/RSS electives in 3rd and 4th year at least 30 must be at the 3000/4000 level
Note 2:
 See academic advisor for suggested KIN and NON-KIN/RSS electives.
Note 3:
 Laboratory Requirement - for the 5 core areas of Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Learning/Control, Psychology of Physical Activity and Human Anatomy, students must take a minimum of 1 course in 1 core area. See academic advisor for applicable laboratory courses.

Honours Program: BScKin

  1. The Honours program provides students with the opportunity to undertake academic research and be recognized as one of the Faculty’s top students. Upon successful completion of the program, “Honours” is printed on the student’s official academic transcript. See academic advisor for application procedures.
  2. Application requirements include: minimum CGPA of 3.7, must be in one’s final year of study, must identify a faculty member willing to serve as one’s Honours Research Project supervisor.
  3. Once accepted into the program, students must: outline the required deliverables and expectations of the Honours project which will be approved by the Honours supervisor before being submitted to the Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Program no later than Oct. 15th. This outline (one or two pages) briefly describes: i) the nature of the study being conducted, ii) timelines, iii) deliverables and expectations. This outline serves as a course contract between the student and the supervisor.
  4. To graduate with a BScKin Honours, students must meet the following requirements: maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 throughout one’s undergraduate degree; successfully complete KIN 4900 Honours Research Project .

Pre-Professional Program in Kinesiology

The BScKin degree program provides a variety of courses for students who are interested in pursuing a professional degree such as: Medicine, Chiropractic, Athletic Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Massage Therapy. Experience has shown, where possible, that it is highly desirable for the pre-professional student to obtain a bachelors degree before applying for entrance to the professional school. Each professional school has its own specific entrance requirements and it is necessary that the student ascertain these requirements in order to be sure of qualifying as a candidate for admission to that particular school. Interested students should meet with their academic advisor before selecting their courses.

Minor in Ergonomics

The Minor in Ergonomics is designed for students from inside and outside the Faculty of Kinesiology interested in a coherent package of Ergonomics related courses. Students interested in the minor, must apply through the Undergraduate Degree Program. Enrolment is limited.

Students enrolled in the Minor will be required to take 18 ch of required courses and 6 ch of elective courses chosen in consultation, and in advance, with the Faculty of Kinesiology. A grade of C or better is required in each course used towards the Minor. 


  1. KIN 3161 Human Factors in Ergonomic Design (3 ch)
  2. KIN 3166 Cognitive Aspects of Human Performance (3 ch)
  3. KIN 4161 Occupational Biomechanics (3 ch)
  4. KIN 4162 Occupational Health and Safety for Ergonomists (3 ch)
  5. KIN 4165 Occupational Physiology (3 ch)
  6. KIN 4903 Directed Study in Ergonomics (3 ch) - an ergonomics project. (see KIN 4900 below)

ELECTIVES (6 ch) – select 6 ch from the following

  1. KIN 4163 Workplace Ergonomic Design & Analysis (3 ch)
  2. KIN 4900 Honours Research Project (6 ch) – 3 ch shall be applied in lieu of KIN 4903 above. Students cannot get credit towards the Minor for both courses.
  3. RSS 5071 Careers and People Management in Recreation and Sport Organizations (3 ch)
  4. ADM 2815 Human Resource Management (3 ch)
  5. ADM 3875 Labour Relations (3 ch)
  6. ADM 4826 Employment Law (3 ch)
  7. ME 3232 Engineering Economics (3 ch)