Human Kinetics is a discipline focused on the comprehensive study and practice of human movement and exercise, and its impact on health and physical performance. Accordingly, Human Kinetics at the UBC Okanagan campus will promote an interdisciplinary understanding of health and human movement, drawing on both the social and natural sciences. The aim is the development of knowledge and practical skills related to community health promotion; and chronic disease prevention and rehabilitation through the use of lifestyle management, focusing on physical activity and nutrition programming. As a program within the Faculty of Health and Social Development, Human Kinetics will be dedicated to creating and advancing knowledge that promotes healthy individuals and communities through physical activity.
The Bachelor of Human Kinetics (B.H.K.) is a 120-credit degree program, with third- and fourth-year concentrations in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion.
The Human Kinetics program emphasizes interdisciplinary and interprofessional approaches to the study of physical activity and health. The curriculum includes core, concentration, and elective courses, giving students common foundational knowledge as well as the opportunity to complement their choice of specialization with courses of personal interest.
Graduates will find work within local, national, and international health and government organizations, pursue graduate studies, or enter health professions.