Kinesiology (Science), University Transfer Loading...
*Please note that sequencing is designed for transfer to the University of Alberta unless otherwise noted.
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree program explores and studies the many aspects of human movement. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will be prepared for careers in these fields: active rehabilitation and exercise therapy; ergonomics; active health and fitness; biomedical applications; rehabilitation equipment and technology; and research.
GPRC can offer students up to two years (60 credits) of appropriate course work in preparation for admission to year three of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Students may apply for admission for year two, after completing 30 credits (or more), or for year three after completing 60 credits. Students must present a competitive GPA.
Admission to Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology requires a minimum average of 70 percent in the following Alberta Education high school courses. For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.
- English 30-1, minimum grade of 60 percent
- Biology 30 or Physical Education 30 (5-credit)
- Chemistry 30
- Mathematics 30-1
- Physics 30
It is essential that applicants check and plan so that they have the appropriate prerequisites for the required courses in the program.
This program transfers to the Degree Program offered by the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Students applying for the program at GPRC will be offered admission to Kinesiology (Science), University Transfer and will choose courses appropriate for this degree.
The curriculum requirements are outlined in the recommended sequence. If students register in courses out of sequence, they will need to carefully ensure that they have the required prerequisites and co-requisites.
*No more than 3 credits of options are to be completed through Physical Activity and Dance courses. Students with an interest in biomechanics or motor control are encouraged to complete CS1010 or CS1140 as one of their options.
Transfer to University of Alberta
To be considered a transfer applicant for admission to Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta, students must present a minimum GPA of 2.0 on the most recent 24 credits of course weight in post-secondary study. The current competitive transfer average is 3.2. Students are reminded that the University of Alberta requires a minimum grade of C- for transfer. Successful completion of transfer credits and a minimum 3.2 GPA does not guarantee admission to the University. The University of Alberta Residence Requirement allows for a maximum of 60 credits transferable from other institutions. Applicants must also present all high school requirements or equivalent.
Averages are competitive, so they may change through the admission cycle. Please contact the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation for up to date information regarding admission and transfer averages.