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What will I learn?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and its role in our lives.

By choosing to study kinesiology at Acadia you will learn about human movement from physiological, psychomotor, sociocultural, biomechanical, and pathological perspectives. You will also take related science and arts courses, and can complete a number of certifications during your studies.

Kinesiology is ideal if you plan to work in the rehabilitation fields, medicine, the fitness industry, or in teaching and coaching. This degree serves as a gateway to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medicine, and also to many other health-related professions like speech-language pathology, audiology, nursing, athletic therapy, midwifery, and chiropractic’s. It also prepares you well for post-baccalaureate study in other areas like exercise physiology, adapted physical activity, biomechanics, and sport psychology.

Honours: Thesis-based, with research

Be Inspired

Acadia’s Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) program balances theory (scientific knowledge about human movement) and application (hands-on experiences), which bring the theory to life and gives it relevance. This connection between theory and real-life experience using state-of-the-art equipment is invaluable. You will work closely with your professors and benefit from being a big part of Acadia's small classes. You can explore electives in areas such as sport injury assessment and management, personal training, adapted physical activity, health promotion and wellness, teaching, exercise science, coach education, and sport and exercise psychology.

Future Careers

  • Audiology
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Chiropractic
  • Coaching
  • College/university positions
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Health promotion
  • Insurance
  • Kinesiologist
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Military
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • RCMP
  • Speech-language pathology

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$19,543.00 (US$ 14,172) per year
Application deadline

Expected September 2023

Start date

9 January 2023


Faculty of Professional Studies

3 Horton Avenue, Godfrey House,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Those applying to the Bachelor of Theology normally have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with five Grade 12 academic courses, including English 12 (or equivalent), and a minimum overall average of 70%. A grade of 2.0 is necessary for each course to apply that course toward the Bachelor of Theology degree. A CGPA of 2.0 is necessary to graduate.

For international students

All programs require senior high school completion for admission.

English Requirements

TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest below 20

IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0

CAEL/CAEL Online - 70 with no subtest score below 60

PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

Cambridge C1 Advanced Exam (CAE): Pass A,B or C - 180 or above with no subtest score below 173

PELMO - 65 with no section below 30

Cambridge B2 First Exam (FCE): Pass A - 180 with no subtest score below 173

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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