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Kinesiology is the bioscientific and sociocultural study of human movement. This involves studying the activity of muscles and the functioning, mechanics, and structures of the body parts involved in movement, as well as psychological, sociological, and cultural factors affecting physical activity and sport.
By selecting Western, you are choosing one of Canada's largest and most recognized centres of academic excellence. Kinesiology offers you the program opportunities and physical resources available only at a major university.
At Western, Kinesiology offers you the best of everything. Undergraduate and Graduate programs are available in a variety of areas with the strength of a large faculty of world-renowned researchers.
Additional education is often required for pursuing a career in kinesiology, such as Certified Kinesiologist - as of April 2013, Kin grads can pass a licensing exam through the College of Kinesiologists and work as a certified Kin (no additional education required) .
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
A comprehensive understanding of the biological, psychological, sociological, historical, aesthetic, recreational and competitive aspects of human movement
The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
The ability to explain complex ideas clearly to others and to apply complex theoretical concepts to everyday practice and professional dilemmas
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.