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*Please note that sequencing is designed for transfer to the University of Alberta unless otherwise noted.
Completion of Kinesiology programs makes graduates eligible for careers as educators or administrators in fitness centres, leisure centres, senior citizen/retirement complexes, colleges and universities, the private and business sector and provincial, national and international sport associations and events. Graduates will also be eligible for careers in athletic therapy, personal fitness training, recreational therapy, fitness consulting, and coaching. Students will have the option to also choose to complete physical education as a major or minor within a Bachelor of Education program. For details on Bachelor of Education refer to that section of this calendar and consult with an Academic Advisor.
Students wanting to pursue any of these Kinesiology programs apply to Northwestern Polytechnic for University Transfer, Bachelor of Kinesiology. On the application, students identify one of the programs and their application will be considered in accordance with the specifics of their program of choice to ensure they meet the University requirements when they transfer their studies.
The Bachelor of Kinesiology requires an overall average of 70 percent in the following Alberta Education high school courses or equivalents. For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.
- English 30-1
- Two subjects from Group A or C
- One subject from Group C
- One subject from Group B, C, or Physical Education 30
- Only one language other than English will be accepted
Students who are 21 years of age or older, by the first day of classes of the term in which admission is sought and do not have a high school diploma, may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult (NMA). Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program requires an overall average of 70 percent on the following Alberta Education high school courses or equivalents:
- English 30-1, and
- One other 30-level subject from Group A or C (Biology 30 recommended)
Regardless of admission requirements, applicants must present the high school prerequisites to the courses required of the program and for courses they wish to complete as options in the program.
The curriculum requirements are outlined in the recommended sequence. If students register in courses out of sequence, they will need to carefully ensure that they present the required prerequisites and co-requisites.
Activity Core Options (Check prerequisties before enrolling)
Consult with an Academic Advisor if planning to transfer after First Year of this program.
Transfer to University of Alberta
This Northwestern Polytechnic University Transfer Program is designed to transfer to the Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree specifically. In order to qualify for admission to the BKin degree program, an applicant must obtain an admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 3.0 on the most recent year (24 credits minimum). This AGPA is considered a subsidized transfer GPA and only applicable to those students who complete a full two years (60 credits) of coursework with Northwestern Polytechnic. Students who transfer with less than 60 credits from Northwestern Polytechnic will be assessed with the competitive GPA laid out by the U of A, Applicants must also possess all High School admission requirements or equivalent.
Students who transfer with less than 24 transfer credits will be considered High School Applicants to the University and will require an overall average of 70% in the high school courses required for admission.
Students may complete up to two years (60 credits) of appropriate course work for admission to year three of the Bachelor of Kinesiology program at the University of Alberta. Students may apply for admission for year two with 30 credits or more, or for year three if they have completed 60 credits. The University of Alberta Residence Requirement allows for a maximum of 60 credits transferable from other institutions.
The Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Alberta consists of 120 credits and has both a professional and discipline focus. Four areas of concentration provide specializations in professional areas of physical education, sport, health and well-being. Students normally select their area of concentration at the end of the second year of the program. The areas of concentration are: Adapted Physical Activity, Physical Activity and Health, Sport Performance, and Individualized Major.