Human Kinetics

The Honours B.Sc. major in Human Kinetics (HK) is offered by the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. This major will provide you with a broad and basic grounding in human biology and includes courses in anatomy, physiology, nutrition and biomechanics. In your third or fourth year, you will have an opportunity to complete a research course of a theoretical or practical nature with a faculty member in a discipline related to your interests. The program is supported and further enhanced by a number of facilities on campus, including the Human Anatomy Lab, Biomechanics Lab and the Health and Performance Centre. Our HK alumni can be found in a variety of careers in universities, government and private industry settings or have continued their studies in a variety of professional programs including human medicine, dentistry, chiropractics or physiotherapy. A number of our alumni have successful businesses in ergonomics, and fitness and health consulting. They are also a valuable resource for our undergraduates. The international reputation of the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences for both teaching and research makes Guelph an outstanding choice for your undergraduate studies in Human Kinetics.

This program will not only prepare you for most health related professional programs such as medicine, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, teaching, chiropractic, physiotherapy and naturopathic medicine, it will prepare you for life. Our aim is to give you the opportunity and ultimately the confidence to succeed in any field of science.

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Information about what students have done with the Human Kinetics major can be found on the Career Services website.

A complete listing of all courses required for this major can be found in the Schedule of Studies located in the Undergraduate Calendar.