Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement with a focus on prevention of injury and chronic disease. Trent University is collaborating with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to deliver this comprehensive program in which the first two years are completed at Trent’s Peterborough campus, and years three and four at UOIT in Oshawa.
Students gain the knowledge and skills to become a kinesiology practitioner, able to prescribe individualized exercise programs to improve or maintain the health, functional capacity, and well-being of a range of healthy and clinical populations. Students in this major will have the opportunity to apply for applied internship opportunities in the fourth year of study. Kinesiology is now a regulated health profession in Ontario; this degree provides the skills and knowledge to function as a health professional and write the competency exam to become a registered kinesiologist.
Dr. Ingrid Brenner is the program coordinator for the Kinesiology Bachelor of Health Science program.