School of Kinesiology

In the School of Kinesiology we offer a student-centered approach to learning that emphasizes interdisciplinary studies and subject integration. Accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA), the School looks forward to building on its reputation and providing our students with an exceptional learning environment in the study and practice of human movement.

Our undergraduate curriculum provides students the opportunity to design a program of study in one of three streams leading to a Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) degree: Kinesiology and Health Science; Physical and Health Education; or Interdisciplinary Studies in Kinesiology. Students have the opportunity to complete a co-operative educational experience aligned with the standards of the Canadian Association of Cooperative Education (CAFCE) in addition to internship opportunities through community service-learning.

“We are proud to be part of a leading global university that is committed to providing an exceptional learning environment and to fostering global citizenship, a civil and sustainable society, and outstanding research.”

– Dr. Robert Sparks, Director of the School of Kinesiology

Projects and Success Stories:

  • Special Appeals

    Robert F. Osborne Memorial Award in Kinesiology

    Robert F. Osborne Memorial Award in Kinesiology

    This award honours the memory of Robert (Bob) F. Osborne, an esteemed coach, teacher and administrator at UBC who served as Director of the School of Physical Education and Recreation more