Courses for your Kinesiology degree

First-year courses and beyond*

September to December

  • KIN 104/KIN 104L – Fundamentals of Kinesiology/Laboratory
  • HEALTH 107 – Sociology of Activity, Health, and Well-being
  • BIOL 130 – Introductory Cell Biology
  • CHEM 120 – General Chemistry 1
  • MATH 124 – Calculus and Vector Algebra for Kinesiology

January to April

After first year

About half of the classes you’ll take for your degree will be Kinesiology courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View all the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

KIN 221 – Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement
KIN 255 – Fundamentals of Neuroscience
KIN 432 – Research Project
KIN 470 – Seminar in Kinesiology


*This is a sample schedule. Courses may be subject to change depending on availability each term.

Featured courses

Read about some of the opportunities available to you as a Kinesiology student.

Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact our Faculty of Health recruitment co-ordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

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