Programs

Kinesiology

UNIVERSITY STUDIES

Fall 2020 Update

Course Delivery Summary: Online

MHC’s University Studies Kinesiology program uses theoretical and experiential learning opportunities that allow students to develop a strong foundation in human movement and its impact on health, wellness, and athletic performance. It is our commitment to continue to offer these rich learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of the kinesiology (KNES) courses offered in the Fall 2020 semester will be delivered through an online format. Many of these courses normally have a hands-on lab component, but faculty are working hard to transition the labs into a virtual environment using interactive software and other innovative technology. This will require students to have access to various tools such as computers/laptops, webcams, iPads, headphones, and specific software. Students should also be aware that there may be an additional fee for some of the software.

Prepare to Learn:

  • Your active participation in COVID-19 prevention is important. Please visit the COVID page to learn about your responsibilities, how to access campus, and what to expect.
  • Details about tools and technology requirements, as well as additional course details, will be shared before the end of July.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FALL 2020


About the Program

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, students actively engage in theoretical, experiential, and hands-on learning opportunities that help develop a strong foundation for a variety of career options or further studies.  Kinesiology graduates can be found working as coaches, exercise physiologists, athletic therapists, fitness specialists, consultants, researchers, adaptive physical activity specialists, athletic directors, recreation coordinators, and registered kinesiologists. You can also use a Kinesiology degree to pursue other professional degrees such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or medicine.

You can complete up to two years of credit courses at Medicine Hat College before transferring to complete your degree at a university. Medicine Hat College offers transfer courses for the Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta; Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary; Bachelor of Arts or Science in Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge; and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Students can explore transferable courses by visiting http://transferalberta.alberta.ca/.

To find out more about starting your kinesiology degree at Medicine Hat College, we encourage you to book an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

High School
(Alberta high school courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses.)

  • ELA 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Math 30-1
  • One Grade 12 5-credit subject (excluding Special Projects)

Note: Students should be aware that some universities require Physics 30.

Mature Student
The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites.

  • ELA 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Math 30-1
Note: Students should be aware that some universities require Physics 30.
Please see the program calendar or consult with an academic advisor for an up to date set of courses related to Kinesiology.

An education in Kinesiology can lead to careers as:

  • Coaches,
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Athletic therapists
  • Fitness specialists
  • Consultants
  • Researchers
  • Adaptive physical activity specialists
  • Athletic directors
  • Recreation coordinators
  • Registered kinesiologists.

You can also use a Kinesiology degree to pursue other professional degrees such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or medicine.

What is your education going to cost?

Our TUITION and FEES page provides a total cost estimate for your program including books and supplies and related expenses.

Looking for ways to help fund your education?

There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
Check out our FINANCIAL AID page for more information.

Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

The ACADEMIC CALENDAR has official information on transfer options for each program.
Please consult the calendar or meet with an academic advisor for more information.

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