College of Kinesiology

General Information

 For undergraduate students

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.

Incoming Grade 12 Students

We are so excited to welcome you to the College of Kinesiology.  We admit approximately 175 students to our College each year.  We know you are very excited to start your academic journey with us and will have many questions.  Questions such as what classes do I take?  How do I look up classes to take?  How do I register?  What does 3 credit units mean? 

We are asking you to attend a U-Start session PRIOR to asking for an academic advising appointment.  U-Start will answer all of your questions and more.  There will be two in-person sessions (you only attend one) as well as a virtual session if you cannot attend in-person.  You must register for U-Start .  Here is the link.

Once you have attended a U-Start session, and if you still have questions, we would be happy to book an appointment with you.  You can book an appointment by emailing or Please do not email both.  Email one.  Please provide your student number and a few days/times that will work for you and we will get you in.

We look forward to working with you on your journey in Kinesiology.

Admission Information

The most complete, up‑to‑date and province‑specific admission requirements are online for your convenience. To gain admission to the College of Kinesiology, you will require complete high school level standing, the appropriate admission average and the following high school subjects or their equivalents from Grade 12:
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry or Physics

For application deadlines, please click here.

Getting Involved

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 offered in conjuction with the Homecoming football game. Contact them via email ( or follow them on Facebook.

KIN Life – 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, USask Rec, Campus Recreation, and Huskie Athletics will all benefit from this program’s training, educational opportunities, seminars, and practical learning experiences. To register for KIN Life events, click here!

KINLIFE 2020-2021 Introduction

Academic Advising

Academic advisors in the College of Kinesiology are here to help prospective and current Bachelor of Kinesiology students with questions about admission, registration, course selection, program planning, learning communities, degree completion, scholarships and bursaries, and more!

We’re here to help you determine the best path to degree completion and support you on your journey through the program.

If you have an NSID and password, you may book an appointment online.

Appointments with Keeran can be booked online.  ALL appointments are in person unless you indicate otherwise.

Appointments with Chandra or Jamie can be made by emailing

We also have walk-in appointments available on Wednesday’s from 9:00 – 4:00.

Kinesiology Students' Society

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.

Connect with KiSS on Facebook!

Learning Communities

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.

Experiential Learning

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.

Physical Activity Complex (PAC)

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.