Why Choose Kinesiology?
Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan takes a holistic approach, covering many areas of study, such as exercise physiology, gross anatomy, biomechanics, motor learning and control, growth and development, psychology and ethics. In our program, you will also have the opportunity to make theory come alive through practice and experiential learning.
One way to become involved with our college is to participate in the “Running of the First Years” in conjunction with our annual KinSpin event. Not only do first‑year students participate for free and receive a complimentary T‑shirt, they are announced, by name, to the campus community as they race around the Bowl.
The College of Kinesiology offers tremendous opportunities and lots of fun activities for your first year. Our fabulous student council (KiSS) is very involved with first‑year students. One of the first events organized is called Big Buddy/Little Buddy and is offered in conjunction with the Homecoming football game in September. Upper‑year students are paired with first‑year students for some pre‑game and game‑time fun.
KinLife – Learn, Work, Play is a College of Kinesiology initiative designed to create outstanding experiential learning opportunities for Kinesiology Students, and other students actively involved in programs administered by the College of Kinesiology. Students involved in our academic program, Recreation Services, Campus Recreation, and Huskie Athletics will all benefit from this program’s training, educational opportunities, seminars, and practical learning experiences.
Here is an opportunity to get involved and make a difference. Students on the Kinesiology Student Society (KiSS) council are elected by their fellow students. They are strong advocates for the College of Kinesiology, the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatoon community as a whole. They organize many fundraising campaigns, such as our Annual Road Hockey Tournament, where students, staff and faculty assemble teams for a little friendly competition and a deserving Saskatoon charity.
Have a look at the orientation video created by members of KiSS Council.
The College of Kinesiology participates in exchange programs with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and with the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
The College of Kinesiology offers its first‑year students the opportunity to join a Learning Community. A Learning Community is a group of first‑year students taking a common set of three classes. Imagine walking into your first‑year classes and already knowing a whole network of friends you can rely on for everything from note‑swapping to friendship. Learning Communities students meet once a week outside of the classroom, and are supported by peer mentors, the College of Kinesiology, their professors, alumni and the University Learning Centre. Watch for more information about Learning Communities once you are admitted to our college.
Students in the College of Kinesiology are given many opportunities for practical and hands‑on learning. There are many lab experiences within kinesiology classes that will provide you with this hands‑on experience. In addition, outstanding laboratory facilities and access to undergraduate research opportunities give our program a competitive edge.
As you enter your fourth year, there are several courses, including practical experiences outside of the college, that may interest you. Practicum experience is available in athletic therapy, adult fitness management, business and cardiac rehabilitation. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to preview the academic research world through the College of Kinesiology's One Credit Research Experience.
The $33‑million Physical Activity Complex (PAC), home to the College of Kinesiology, includes a triple gymnasium, a rock climbing wall, a top‑of‑the‑line fitness centre, a swimming pool, leading edge laboratory equipment and much more. It is also home to our Campus Recreation program for intramural sports and offers the most student employment opportunities on campus in areas such as Huskie Athletics, aquatics, sports camps, fitness programs, instructional programs and other community services.