Future undergraduates

World's first department of Kinesiology

And 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.

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Meet William, a current Kinesiology student. Find out what he really thinks about this program in his 73 questions video!


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.

You also have the opportunity to choose from a selection of minors and specializations including Medical Physiology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Ergonomics and Injury Prevention, and Human Nutrition. 

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Learn about the career paths some of our Kinesiology alumni have taken and see our graduation statistics to find out what our most recent graduating class is up to one year after completing our program.

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As a Kinesiology student at the University of Waterloo, you have two great ways to study: co-op or regular.

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Student life

We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding student experience - both inside and outside the classroom. At Waterloo, there are lots of opportunities to get involved and have new experiences.

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Tuition and scholarships

Learn about funding and awards available.

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Visit us 

Book a tour (in person or virtual), and get more details about upcoming events and information sessions.

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Find your program quizzes 

Take our quizzes to find your program in the Faculty of Health.

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Meet current students

One of the most memorable experiences I have here is having the opportunity to work in the anatomy lab. This work involves teaching, dissecting, and helping host high school groups and open house events.

The academic advisors, and others in the department, are passionate about what they do, and often go out of their way to make your educational experience successful and enjoyable.”

Jonathan, Kinesiology

Meet other current students


Questions about courses, programs, requirements, or careers?

Contact Clare Stevens, our Faculty of Health recruitment co-ordinator, who can answer any questions you have.