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Degree Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Kinesiology, students must:

  1. satisfy all the B.Kin. program requirements by completing studies whether at UBC or elsewhere;
  2. satisfy at least 50% of the credits for the B.Kin. program while registered in the program1;
  3. complete a minimum of 30 upper-level (300/400) credits in KIN;
  4. complete 48 upper-division UBC credits1; and
  5. complete 120 credits.

1Courses taken while studying at another institution on a Senate-approved exchange program satisfy this requirement.

Students must also successfully complete the following credits:

  • ENGL 112 (3)
  • Kinesiology Core: KIN 103 (3), 151 (3), 161 (3), 190 (3), 191 (3), 230 (3), 231 (3), 261 (3), 275 (3), 284 (3), 371 (3), 373 (3)
  • Stream courses (see notes 1 to 3 below)
  • Electives

At the beginning of the second year of study, students must select one of three streams: Kinesiology and Health Science, Physical and Health Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students may change their stream of study after consulting with the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre. The following notes apply to the three streams of study:

  1. All Bachelor of Kinesiology students must take ENGL 112 and 30 credits of Kinesiology core, and must satisfy the course requirements of the stream they select, as follows:

    1. Stream Requirements: those courses that are required by the stream of study.
    2. KIN Electives: KIN courses that the student may elect to take. See the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre for suggested specific electives.
    3. Non-Kinesiology Electives: courses taken outside of Kinesiology that the student may elect to take. See the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre for suggested specific electives.
  2. KIN 454/455 (Field Experience). Prerequisite information for each KIN 454/455 section may be obtained at the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre.
  3. Initial and Continuing Education Program. Requirements for the Faculty of Education initial and continuing education programs in Physical Education are listed in The Faculty of Education.

English Requirement

Satisfactory completion of the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) examination is prerequisite to all first-year English courses at UBC (see Language Proficiency Index Requirement for First-Year English). All Bachelor of Kinesiology students must take ENGL 112.

Part-Time Study

As there are only a small number of courses offered in the evenings and during Summer Session, students will experience difficulty in completing a Bachelor of Kinesiology on a part-time basis. Students interested in part-time study should discuss their proposed studies with the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre.

Prerequisites

KIN at the 100-level are generally considered prerequisite to 200-level courses, and 200-level courses are generally prerequisite to 300-/400-level courses. 300-/400- level courses may be taken in any sequence unless otherwise specified. Many KIN courses have specific course prerequisites. Students who do not have proper prerequisites for a course may have their registration cancelled automatically. Course prerequisites apply to both part-time and full-time students.

Non-Kinesiology Electives

Many 300-/400-level courses require 100-/200-level prerequisites; therefore all non-KIN electives should be selected carefully.

Overloading

A student must apply in writing to the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre for permission to register in more than 33 credits of work in a Winter Session or 12 credits of work in a Summer Session.

Promotion Requirements

Promotion to Second Year

Successful completion of 24 or more credits, which must include all first-year KIN Core courses.

Promotion to Third Year

Successful completion of 48 or more credits, which must include ENGL 112 and all second-year KIN Core courses.1

Promotion to Fourth Year

Successful completion of 78 or more appropriate credits, which must include all third-year requirements.2

1In order to obtain third-year standing in Kinesiology and Health Science, students must complete 12 credits of first-year science in their first two years, in at least three of the following four areas: biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

2In order to obtain fourth-year standing in Physical and Health Education, students must complete 6 credits of KIN 115 and 6 credits of KIN 215.

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