Human Kinetics

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Millie Dunbar, (STFX HKIN Admin Assistant)

Dr. Charlene Weaving, (Chair of Human Kinetics)


As a StFX Human Kinetics student, you will pursue a four-year integrated program that focuses on human body movement from a variety of perspectives (athletic therapy, biomechanics, disability, exercise physiology, gender, growth, health, history, motor control, philosophy, physical education, sociology, psychology)

You will be well-prepared after graduation to enter the work force or apply to professional programs and medical school, or pursue graduate studies.

Why study Human Kinetics at StFX?

Movement is essential to life. Students learn how to create, interact, think, grow, communicate, and connect through physical movement. The department’s reputation attracts some of the foremost experts in the field of Human Kinetics who you will interact and have research opportunities with.

You will study in a program offering breadth, depth and holistic applied approaches (including skill courses like yoga and golf). Opportunities for Service Learning Experiences for physical activity with a variety of individuals: Toddlers (Fit 4 Tots), Children (Fit 4 Life + Gymnastics) Individuals with disabilities (Motor Activities with X: learn to skate for children with autism + sledge hockey) and Seniors (Aging and exercise). This leads to the development of well-rounded graduates who excel in the community directly or in advanced studies.

Rewarding careers in Human Kinetics:

Students typically pursue Human Kinetics with the intentions of furthering their studies in: Education, Medicine, Coaching, Athletic therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Massage therapy, Chiropractor, Recreational therapy, Fitness training, Exercise instruction, Graduate research in Kinesiology, Administrators with sport governing bodies, Sport event organizing, or Sports policy, Etc.

Flexible degree choices:

Several degree choices are available. You can pursue Human Kinetics from an Arts or Science perspective and then stream your Human Kinetics education in:
•    Kinesiology (most general pathway for: Physio, OT, Rehab, Athletic Therapy, Fitness Training, Masters/PhD in KIN, etc.)
•    Pre-education (prep for Physical Education with Teachable) 
•    Health Sciences (prep for Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry)
•    Human Nutrition (opportunity to pursue HNU Degree in 5th year)
•    Minor in Math, Diploma in Engineering (5 year Degree)
•    Sport Management Minor (take Business courses and SMGT courses)

What some STFX HK grads do with their degree

Gerry Dee (actor, comedian, + phys ed teacher)
Sean Fraser (Member of Parliament, Central Nova)

Ghislaine Landry (Olympic rugby player + sport activist, top BA HK student 2010)
Maggie MacDonnell (Winner of Global Teacher Prize)
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