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Faculty of Kinesiology
UNB Fredericton

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About the Faculty of Kinesiology

UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology has a growing reputation as a national leader in kinesiology, physical education, and recreation and is at the forefront of change in these fields. Since 1957, when UNB offered the first Bachelor of Physical Education degree in the Maritimes, we have been committed to building healthier communities.

UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology provides a comprehensive approach to the study of human movement. It offers a transformative student experience through practicums and internships. It delivers hands-on scientific experience in our state-of-the-art labs and the opportunity to work alongside professors who are leaders in their field. Our excellent student-to-professor ratio ensures small class size, providing the attention students need to succeed.

Program options

Our programs are designed for students who want to affect change by building healthier communities, and prepare students for a career in health sciences.

UNB’s Faculty of Kinesiology offers undergraduate programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree or a Bachelor of Recreation and Sport Studies degree.

We offer graduate programs in:

At UNB, our goal is to help fuel the worldwide movement to increase opportunities for people to reach their full bodily potential.

KIN Kids physical activity program

The KIN Kids physical activity program is a guided active play program led by volunteer Kinesiology students designed to engage children ages 5 to 12 in the simple pleasures and benefits of regular physical activity. Children engage in a variety of fun, interactive and non-competitive physical activities which are intended to foster increased self-esteem, self-confidence and a positive self-image.