Why choose Kinesiology at Dal?

Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. When you join Dalhousie’s Kinesiology program, you learn how the human body moves as a complex living system, and you’re given the tools to succeed in an exciting and challenging field.

Our program has a long history of excellence and offers you a wide variety of classes taught by professors known for their research. It also offers the option to specialize, to apply for an honours program, and to obtain professional certifications. Whether you want to focus on a specific study stream—Fitness and Lifestyle, Ergonomics, or Coaching Science—or pursue an all-around combination of classes, Dal’s Kinesiology program gives you the flexibility to study what really interests you.

Whichever stream you choose to study, our program prepares you to succeed in a career from a wide range of exciting possibilities—everything from being an athletic trainer for a professional sports team to an ergonomics engineer with a blue chip corporation.

Program Details

Bachelor of Science – BSc (Kinesiology)

Program Options

  • Major (4 years)
  • Honours (4 years)
  • 3 different streams: Ergonomics, Fitness & Lifestyle, or Coaching Science


Required high school courses:

  • English
  • academic math
  • 3 additional university preparatory courses

Recommended high school courses:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics

Application Deadline and Program Dates

Application deadlines for 2017/18

  • March 1 - Deadline for scholarship consideration for fall semester
  • April 1 - International students (except USA)
  • June 1 - All Canadian and American applications

Other important program dates

Class Size

  • Most upper-level classes range from 30 to 60 students.
  • Certain classes in the first and second years are in other disciplines and are therefore larger.

Tuition Fees

Use our Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of a full year at Dalhousie.

Residence & Housing

Whether you're applying to one of our residences or need help with your off-campus apartment search, Dalhousie's Residence and Housing services can help.

Housing options

  • meal plans
  • dorm-style traditional residences
  • apartment-style, non-traditional
  • off-campus housing

Meet our Researchers

John Kozey

Dr. John Kozey, Associate Professor Kinesiology describes his research in Ergonomics and Helicopter Simulation: Research Opportunities Takin Flight.

Ryan Frayne

Dr. Ryan Frayne, lab instructor and researcher in the Biomechanics Ergonomics and Neuroscience (BEN) Lab, is highlighting the unique industrial research partnership between CCM hockey and the Division of Kinesiology at Dalhousie University.

Scott Grandy and Melanie Keats

Drs. Grandy and Keats talk about ACCESS - Activating Cancer Communities through an Exercise Strategy.

Meet our students

Julianna Tan

Hailing from Saskatchewan, Kinesiology student Julianna Tan offers a glimpse into what the Kinesiology program is like and where it might take you.