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Honours Kinesiology


Our comprehensive curriculum engages students in experiential learning. Our undergraduate students are taught by outstanding faculty, have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research labs, and benefit from our active hands-on approach to learning.

Our limited enrolment program offers an exceptional learning environment encompassing classroom, laboratory and fieldwork placement experiences. Graduates are well prepared for a wide variety of opportunities, ranging from direct entry employment as kinesiologists to further training in graduate, medical, or professional schools. Our curriculum meets the core competency requirements for the College of Kinesiology in the province of Ontario.

Admission Requirements (Ontario)

Completion of the High School Diploma plus 6 Grade 12 U/M requirements, including:

  • English
  • Biology
  • Calculus & Vectors
Anticipated Admission Average

High 80s to low 90s

Target Enrollment


OUAC Application Code


Typical First-Year Courses


Human Anatomy and Physiology 1


Human Anatomy and Physiology 2


Motor Control and Learning


Human Nutrition and Health


Foundations in Kinesiology

+15 Units of Electives

Note: MATH 1A03 or MATH 1LS3 must be completed by the end of Level 2.

Career Exploration

Kinesiology students develop a range of skills that are easily transferred to a wide range of careers and postgraduate opportunities. Graduates have pursued the following opportunities:

Career Fields

  • Kinesiology
  • Ergonomics
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Exercise Rehabilitation


  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Biomechanics
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiology

Student Testimonials

See what recent McMaster Science alumni have to say about their undergraduate experience.

Introductory Video

Gain a thorough overview of the Honours Kinesiology Program from Dr. Steven Bray.