Queen’s Kinesiology: Overview

Written by Stephanie Pugh and Matthew Tran

Kinesiology is the science of human movement, physical activity, and sport, as well as its effects on health, performance, society, and quality of life.

Anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, psychology, sociology, and the humanities all contribute to the study of human movement in kinesiology. Queen’s Kinesiology supports lifelong participation in physical activity and develops a diverse, holistic, and active lifestyle in support of the development of healthy individuals, groups, and society through its community outreach programmes.

Do you want to be a part of the Kinesiology community at Queen’s University? To learn more, keep reading!

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Why Choose Queen’s Kinesiology?

From the structure of the cell to the structure of society, your studies in Kinesiology will expose you to the complex factors that influence health and wellness.

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies provides a variety of unique course options in addition to innovative, entertaining lecture-based instruction.

Experiential learning opportunities, such as the Athletic Therapy and Strength and Conditioning ‘mini-streams,’ allow students to apply classroom theory to real-world situations while working with student-athletes.

Exercise Physiology Laboratory and other lab courses provide students with real-world experience monitoring and assessing human performance and function.

Professors promote inquiry-based learning through a sequence of research courses that progress from Research Methods to a Research Internship in a research lab or programme, and finally to a fourth-year Honours Thesis.

Queen’s Kinesiology Admission

Students apply to Queen’s Science (QS) through the OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre) website.

Secondary School prerequisites include:

  • English 4U;
  • Biology 4U;
  • Advanced Functions 4U;
  • Two of Chemistry 4U, Physics 4U, or Calculus and Vectors 4U.

Note – Students may only apply for a four-year BSC (Honours) Kinesiology. If a student chooses to leave after three years, they may request a change of plan to the three-year BSC (General) Kinesiology degree in consultation with the SKHS Academic Advisor.

Queen’s Kinesiology Scholarships

Worried about tuition costs? Don’t worry about these costs just yet!

Queen’s offers a wide range of entrance scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary studies for the first time and is administered through Student Awards (Office of the University Registrar.

Students in Kinesiology are eligible to apply for many scholarships and awards, such as:

C.S. Burton Entrance Scholarship

  • Established by C.S. Burton and awarded annually to a graduate of a secondary school on the counties of Frontenac, Leeds, Lennox and Addington, and Prince Edward, entering the School of Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University. Awarded on the basis of high academic proficiency and involvement in extra-curricular activities.

Janice Deakin Scholarship in Kinesiology

  • Established in October 2014 and revised in 2017 by Queen’s University in honour of Dr. Janice Deakin. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering the first year of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program in Kinesiology.

Peggy (House) Leighton Admission Scholarship

  • Established in September 2015  by David Leighton, B.A.(Hons) ’50, LLD ’93, in honour of his wife, Peggy (House) Leighton, B.A. ’49, BPHE ’50. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence to students entering first year of a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours) degree or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Kinesiology in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

Dalton R. Mercer Scholarship

  • Established by Dalton R. Mercer, B.A./B.P.H.E.’56. Awarded to a student entering first year from Sutton District High School. Preference will be given to a student entering the combined program in Arts and Physical and Health Education. If no eligible candidate is available from Sutton District High School, the award may go to a student from either (1) Newmarket District High School or (2) Keswick High School.
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