Kinesiology & Health Science

Kinesiology & Health Science

Faculty of Health

York's Kinesiology & Health Science program was ranked among the top ten programs in Ontario by the 2022 Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

Kinesiology & Health Science is the study of human movement and the relationship between physical activity and health. Most students enter the Kinesiology and Health Science Program because they have a keen interest in physical activity and health and plan to work in an applied health or education field.

York has one of the largest course offerings in Kinesiology in Canada, including more than 50 professionally focused practicum courses that let you apply your studies to everything from game strategy and injury assessment to event management.

The program provides both an arts and a science perspective to the study of human movement and students can apply to either the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) program.

York's Kinesiology & Health Science program includes:

  • academic theory
  • laboratory
  • tutorial
  • physical activity practica experiences

The program is constantly evolving in response to societal changes and shifts in faculty and student interests. You will take a common core of required academic courses which encompass the major areas of emphasis in the discipline:

  • aging
  • anatomy
  • athletic therapy
  • epidemiology
  • ergonomics/biomechanics
  • health promotion
  • physiology and metabolism
  • teaching and coaching
  • sociocultural and policy perspectives
  • sport administration
  • sport psychology

York also offers the following certificate programs:

You might be interested in other programs from the Faculty of Health or Health & Society.

Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Health

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education

  • Class-focused
  • Community-focused
  • Faculty research

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry


Summer entry