X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Human Kinetics (HK)

Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, College of Biological Science

Human Kinetics is concerned with understanding capacities for, and limits of, human movement at different ages and with the role of physical activity in human health. Through the use of electives, students may structure a program emphasizing biomechanics and ergonomics, human population biology or nutrition, exercise and metabolism.

If lacking the fundamentals of word processing, spread sheet use and data management, the student should select CIS*1200 as early in the program as possible.

Major (Honours Program)

B.Sc. students who were not admitted directly into the Human Kinetics major from high school and subsequently wish to transfer to the specialization must apply directly to the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science by the last day of classes in the winter semester.

To be eligible after first year, applicants must have successfully completed 4.0 science credits in a B.Sc. specialization with an average of 70% or better in BIOL*1070, BIOL*1080 and BIOL*1090. For students with a 65-69.9% average in these three courses, admission to the major will be competitive based on available spaces.

Students wishing to transfer after second year or third year must have an average of 70% or better in their last two semesters (total of best 4.00 science credits). For students with a 65-69.9%, admission to the major will be competitive based on available spaces.

All decisions regarding transfers will be made by the end of June.

To complete the major, a minimum of 20.00 credits are required.

Semester 1
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 Liberal Education electives

Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the revised schedule of study for this major found at https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS

Semester 2
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences II
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 3
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
HK*2270 [0.50] Principles of Human Biomechanics
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 4
HK*2810 [0.50] Human Physiology I - Concepts and Principles
MCB*2050 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Cell
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
0.50 electives
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 5
HK*3600 [0.75] Applied Human Kinetics I
HK*3810 [0.75] Human Physiology II - Integrated Systems
NUTR*3360 [0.50] Lifestyle Genomics
One of
HK*3401 [0.75] Human Anatomy: Dissection
HK*3501 [0.75] Human Anatomy: Prosection
Semester 6
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
HK*3100 [0.50] Neuromuscular Physiology
HK*4600 [0.75] Applied Human Kinetics II
One of
HK*3402 [0.75] Human Anatomy: Dissection (if registered in HK*3401 in semester 5)
HK*3502 [0.75] Human Anatomy (if registered in HK*3501 in semester 5)
Semester 7
HK*4550 [0.50] Human Cardio-respiratory Physiology
NUTR*4210 [0.50] Nutrition, Exercise and Energy Metabolism

1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8
2.25 electives or restricted electives
Restricted Electives
  1. A minimum of 2.00 credits of Liberal Education electives is required. The list of Liberal Education electives for B.Sc. students can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/

  2. A minimum of 1.00 credits of restricted electives are required which must be selected from HK*4XXX, NUTR*4XXX (must be an approved B.Sc. Science Elective).

Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

4.00 - First year science core

9.75 - Required science courses semesters 3 - 8

1.00 - Restricted elective (# 2 in restricted elective list)

1.25 - Approved Science electives

2.00 - Liberal Education electives (#1 in restricted electives list)

2.00 - Free electives - any approved electives for B.Sc. students.

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which a minimum of 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1