Future undergraduates

Learn the science of human movement and develop skills and knowledge in three core areas: physiology, biomechanics, and neuroscience.

University of Waterloo Kinesiology is a program of firsts

Not only are we the world's first department of Kinesiology, we are also the first non-medical school in Canada to house a School of Anatomy. This means that you'll have the chance to study human anatomy using cadavers.

Since hands-on learning is one of the biggest components of our program, you'll have plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience in your field in your labs, through volunteering, and co-op jobs.

You'll also have the chance to learn from some of the most innovative professors in Kinesiology, like Dr. Richard Hughson, who works with NASA to help understand the effects of weightlessness on astronauts.


Kinesiology is a direct entry Bachelor of Science (BSc) program available through our co-op or regular system of study. You must choose regular or co-op when you apply. 

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Graduate success

With your Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, you'll be well prepared for health-related careers, graduate studies, and health-profession programs, such as medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and occupational therapy.

Over the past few years, here’s what our Kinesiology graduates have been up to one year after their graduation:

50% Professional or graduate programs

  • Physiotherapy

  • Chiropractic

  • Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Master's Programs: Biomechanics, Physiology, Nutrition, Neuroscience

47% Starting a career 

  • Neurophysiology technologist, University Health Network
  • Ergonomist, Honda Canada
  • Personal trainer, Swift Fitness
  • Clinical research assistant, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Physiotherapy assistant, Riverside Health Care

3% Job searching or travelling  

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