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Program Description

The University of Windsor is a nationwide leader in kinesiology. We offer cutting-edge programs, small classes, outstanding facilities, caring faculty, and terrific support staff. It’s a great choice for you!

  • The study of people in motion
  • In Year 1, experience sociocultural, management and biophysical areas of kinesiology
  • In Year 2, begin study in one of two majors: Movement Science or Sport Management
  • Year 1 Core Courses: human anatomy; biomechanics; introduction to exercise physiology; health and wellness; sports management; ethics in sport; sports psychology; and statistics.
  • Year 2 Core Courses: human performance; introduction to leisure; sports history; sports sociology; ergonomics; physiology of fitness; growth and development; organizational behavior; and research design
  • Co-op students are assigned three paid, career-related work terms
  • Experiential learning opportunities also include foreign exchange programs, internship courses, independent study courses, and volunteer internships

A Rigorous, Enriching Program

Our Kinesiology program, housed in the Faculty of Human Kinetics, exposes you to a breadth of courses and experiences during your first two years that will help you choose a major for intensive study during your final two years.

The Department of Kinesiology offers undergraduate programs with majors in Movement Science and Sports Management, master’s programs with majors in Applied Human Performance and Sports Management, and a doctoral program in Kinesiology.

In 1974, the University of Windsor launched one of the very first faculties of human kinetics in the British Commonwealth. Since then, it has continued to set a global standard for program excellence.

Upon graduation, you will be well equipped for further studies in professional programs or graduate schools, or for direct entry into a variety of careers. Our alumni enjoy such diverse careers as; NASA flight engineers; scientists; doctors; teachers; chiropractors; physiotherapists; ergonomists; directors of provincial and national sports organizations; and sports marketing specialists.

Experimental Learning

Co-op positions are available across the country and are guaranteed to be in kinesiology-related areas. We have student exchange programs with the U.S., Germany, Australia, Belgium, and the Netherlands, among others.

Many of our students participate in career-related internship courses that count for academic credit and allow students to receive valuable experience in various areas of kinesiology. Others have interesting part-time jobs on campus working in sport and recreation, cardiac rehabilitation, facilities management, athletic training or research.

Career Tracks

Movement Science

  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Medical doctor (with further education)
  • Naturopathic doctor
  • Ergonomist
  • Physician assistant
  • Athletic trainer
  • Massage therapist
  • Registered kinesiologist
  • Teacher (with further education)
  • Physical trainer/fitness consultant
  • College or university professor (with further education)
  • Researcher/data analyst

Sport Management

  • Recreation co-ordinator
  • Event/facility manager
  • Sales director/marketer
  • Account executive
  • Product/brand manager
  • Sports journalist/broadcaster
  • Director of sport organizations
  • Membership services manager
  • Corporate partnership manager
  • Coach
  • Teacher (with further education)
  • College or university professor (with further education)
  • Researcher

Student Support

The Kin-One First-Year Experience Program provides a network of peer support even before you attend your first class. You will be assigned to a small group of students led by an upper-year student with whom you will stay in contact throughout the year. The Department of Kinesiology offers onsite academic advising and career counseling for all of its students throughout their time here. You can meet with the undergraduate coordinator for advice on course selections, professional programs, and career opportunities. We also offer career events that allow you to meet with many of our successful alumni from various career paths.

Choose UWindsor

At the University of Windsor, we offer 190 high-quality programs in an international setting. Equally important, you can experience a broad range of opportunities outside the classroom:

  • Explore exchange opportunities with dozens of universities around the world.
  • Enhance your work experience through co-op programs, internships and paid research assistantships.
  • Student-led organizations play a vital role on campus and in the broader community.
  • The diversity of our students—where they are from, what they believe and how they think—will expand your mind.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 75%
  • Mean admission average of 86%
  • ENG4U and SBI4U required with a minimum grade of 70% in each.
  • Kinesiology is a limited enrollment program.
  • Specializations begin in the second year in Movement Science or Sports Management. Co-op is available - apply during Year 1.

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