If you want to understand human structure and function, and their relation to movement and health, then you will be interested in this program. Study physiology, anatomy, fitness appraisal and rehabilitation.


The Kinesiology program in the Faculty of Science offers certificates in health and fitness studies and in applied human nutrition as well as major and minor programs. You can start this program at the Surrey campus. 

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Admission requirements for Kinesiology

For students applying directly from BC high school Grade 12, please see the program specific requirements listed for 2020. For other areas and other categories of admission, please see admission requirements.

How to apply

Applying to the major program

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Kinesiology or (available only in Fall) Kinesiology - 1st yr Surrey

The minor program

See the description in the Academic Calendar. You can add a minor to any major.

Michelle was interested in exercise as a science and also anatomy and physiology, so Kinesiology was a natural choice. She spent two terms working under exercise physiologists, as part of her Co-op program. She will graduate with a certificate in Health and Fitness Studies and a concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation. Read more ...

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Disability Manager
  • Educator
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise Therapist/Specialist
  • Fitness Appraiser
  • Fitness Program Director
  • Health & Safety Coordinator
  • Health & Wellness Promotion Coordinator
  • Health Club Manager
  • High School Biology/Chemistry Teacher
  • Kinesiologist
  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Recreation Instructor
  • Recreation Fitness Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation
  • Claims Manager
  • Research Lab Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Return to Work Coordinator
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Vocational Consultants
  • Wellness Program Planner
  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator