Combine your passion for fitness and science, helping people lead healthier lives through movement, sports and exercise.

From professional athletes to senior citizens, we rely on our bodies to take us where we want to go. While we can perform incredible feats of strength, we’re also prone to injury, disease and other challenges. As a Kinesiology major, you’ll be part of a growing industry dedicated to improving the lives of others through the science of movement, sports and exercise.

Interactive and multidisciplinary, Trent’s four-year B.Sc. degree goes beyond the standard Kinesiology program. You’re encouraged to get hands-on — in the lab and out in the community — working with everyone from Olympic hopefuls to senior citizens. Get advanced clinical and practical perspective through courses integrated with Trent’s Nursing program, as well as classes in biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and more. By the time you graduate, you’ll develop the expertise necessary to become a registered professional with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) and the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA).

Subject to Ministry approval. Prospective students are advised that offers of admission to a new program may be made only after the university’s own quality assurance processes have been completed and the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance has approved the program.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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Resume Boosters:

  • Engage in a variety of hands-on lab experience, including exercise testing, movement assessments, injury management techniques and anatomy.
  • Work directly with future Olympic rowing athletes as part of Trent’s NextGen Hub — an experience only offered at five universities in Canada.
  • Create and conduct your own kinesiology research thesis under the mentorship of one of your professors.
  • Participate in a 10-week placement, working alongside practitioners at facilities such as the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, YMCA, Coaching Association of Ontario, local sports clinics and more.
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Kinesiologist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Coach
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Podiatrist
  • Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Ergonomic Researcher
  • Exercise Program Director

Popular Courses:

  • Sport Psychology
  • Brain and Body in Action
  • Anatomy of Human Movement
  • Exercise in Chronic Disease
  • Biology of Physical Activity
  • Exercise and Sport in Indigenous Health
  • Critical Perspectives on Aging
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • ENG4U with a minimum grade of 60%, SBI4U, Chemistry SCH 3U or 4U or Physics 3U or 4U (one of these must be at the 4U level). One of the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Data Management (MDM4U)
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