A new four-year Kinesiology degree, launching at Trent University in September, will feature hands-on placement opportunities allowing students to gain vital career experience in the competitive healthcare sector working with all clients from seniors and Indigenous groups to athletes and future Olympians.
“Practical experiential-based learning is a very important and necessary component in the study of kinesiology,” explains Dr. Sarah West, incoming program coordinator of Kinesiology at Trent. “This program and Trent’s outstanding facilities will allow us to transition our students into well-educated kinesiologists, and provide them with the experience they need to succeed.”
The new Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) honours in Kinesiology degree builds on Trent’s long-standing reputation as a hub for the development of healthcare talent. Well-integrated with the renowned Trent/Fleming School of Nursing, and focused on active, student-centered learning, this program boasts a robust combination of courses including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, along with opportunities to experience hands-on practice with diverse groups.
“What makes this multidisciplinary program particularly attractive is the integration with Nursing, and clinical courses offered on campus. This benefit also makes Trent’s Kinesiology program unique from similar degrees,” adds Professor West. “It is a well-rounded degree which will provide graduates with diverse and flexible career paths, including sport therapy, exercise and rehabilitation, and teaching.”
Trent’s B.Sc. in Kinesiology will also equip graduates with the expertise and skills required to become a registered professional with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario.
Future students of this program will benefit from Trent’s partnerships with the local community, especially as the University moves ahead with plans to develop an elder care village. This future
on-campus development is envisioned to support a growing need for long-term care beds in Peterborough, while also providing an innovative environment for teaching, learning and research.
Applications for the Kinesiology B.Sc. at Trent are now being accepted for September 2020.
To learn more about this program, visit trentu.ca/futurestudents/kinesiology.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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