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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences – Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Use exercise and lifestyle coaching to improve health and performance.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Develop scientifically based, goal directed physical activity and lifestyle plans specific to individual and/or group needs and abilities.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of fitness and wellness promotion programs specifically developed for special populations that consider the variables associated with inter-generational programming and cultural diversity.
  • Integrate research for the purpose of making informed planning decisions on health, fitness and performance-related outcomes in diverse populations.
  • Design health promotion programs, establishing valid and appropriate approaches through application of the scientific method.
  • Provide leadership in the integration of health, wellness and safety programming into corporate environments.
  • Establish best treatment practices for populations with special needs within an inter-professional healthcare team environment.
  • Guide individuals or groups to assist them in reaching their physical health and lifestyle goals.
  • Manage the financial, legal and human resources necessary to operate a small business or work effectively within a larger corporate business.
  • Recruit and train volunteers for a variety of health promotion and fitness initiatives in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Work in a manner consistent with professional ethics and practice, and within legal and organizational requirements.
  • Communicate effectively in written, spoken and visual forms.