Program Information

School: Medicine Hat College
Degree: Bachelor; University Transfer
Field of Study: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Description: Kinesiology is the study of human movement, and its goal is to discover strategies to improve human health and performance. This knowledge and expertise can be used to work with high-performance athletes, people suffering from chronic injury or disease, and those wanting to improve their overall physical health.

Kinesiology is the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement. As a graduate with a degree in Kinesiology, you may work as a rehabilitation or physical therapist with specialized training in their branch of therapy, as a consultant designing sports equipment and researching ways to improve athletic performance, exploring health problems, or improving designs for artificial limbs for amputees. Or you may choose to earn your Ph.D. to research and teach in the field. The general field of Physical Education and Recreation Administration may lead to several career paths such as planning, organizing and directing of sports and recreation programs, or creating and promoting independent leisure lifestyles for people who have special needs.

URL: Kinesiology at Medicine Hat College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Careers: Kinesiologists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have Alberta high school courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses.), ELA 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, and one Grade 12 5-credit subject (excluding Special Projects). Note: Students should be aware that some universities require Physics 30.