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Majors, minors and specializations

Your major

As a student in the BSc Honours Kinesiology program, your major is Kinesiology. Your required Kinesiology courses will provide an extensive investigation of the science of human movement including biomechanics, neuroscience and psychomotor behaviour, and physiology.

Adding minors or options

You can further enhance your undergraduate studies in Kinesiology by complementing your major with a minor, option, and/or specialization offered by the Department of Kinesiology, or from any other department within the University of Waterloo.

The Department of Kinesiology offers the following options and minor:

If interested in pursuing a minor, please contact your academic advisors and complete a Plan Modification/Internal Transfer Form (PDF).

Department of Kinesiology rule on triple counting

A student may anticipate taking a KIN course and using it towards their major and two minors (Eg. using KIN 404 to count towards three plans: the KIN major, the Rehabilitation Sciences Minor, and the Human Nutrition Minor), this is called triple counting.

Kinesiology does not allow triple counting of courses.

A course can only count towards two academic plans, meaning Kinesiology students hoping to obtain two Kinesiology minors may have to take a broader range of KIN courses to meet the requirements for each plan. If you have questions about this please contact your academic advisor.

Minors or options in other disciplines

If you are interested in pursuing a minor or option in an area other than Applied Health Sciences, e.g., psychology or biology, you should consult the Faculty sections of the Undergraduate Calendar to see if such a specialization is offered and which courses you would need to take as your electives to complete the requirements.

Normally, to add an option or minor offered by another department, you must declare the plan as indicated in the plan requirements, or no later than 3B if it is not specified, by completing a Plan Modification/Internal Transfer Form (PDF) and submitting it to your academic advisors.