Thunder Bay • Orillia

School of Kinesiology

Associate Professor and Director J.M. Farrell
 Professors M.N. McPherson,
  I.J. Newhouse
 Associate Professors J.M. Farrell,
  J.K. Gotwals,
  D. Kivi
Assistant Professors E.S. Pearson,
  E. Przysucha,
  P. Sanzo,
  K. Sinden,
  B. Te Hiwi
  C. Zerpa
Adjunct Professors H. M. Boynton
  J.L. Dewar,
  S. Forbes,
  A. Friesen,
  V. Johnson
  C. Lai,
  T. Larocque,
  R. Macchi,
  J. McAuliffe,
  D. Walker,
Professors Emeriti/ae of Kinesiology J.E. Crossman,
  R.S. Lappage,
  T.M.K. Song,
  M.J. Taylor,
  R. Thayer


The School of Kinesiology has established itself as being an innovative and unique academic unit with a distinct dedication to applied and practical scholarly endeavours. Six major degree programs are offered, including the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-operative degree, Concurrent Education/Kinesiology degrees (P/J and I/S), Master of Science degree in Kinesiology, Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with Specialization in Gerontology, and Graduate Diploma in Professional Kinesiology. Lakehead University is proud of these programs and the way in which they are enhanced by student-professor relationships and personalized attention.

The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO) is the regulating body for those wishing to become registered Kinesiologists. Information regarding the registration criteria and process is available at The Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) is the professional association representing Kinesiologists in the province. Further information is available on their website at:


The School of Kinesology offers an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology (HBK), as well as the HBK with a co-operative option. The HBK is also offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Eduction (BEd) from the Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education.


The curriculum of the HBK degree meets the standard for accreditation from the Canadian Council of University Physical Education & Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA). The program of study includes courses in Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, required and elective courses in Kinesiology, and elective courses from any Faculty. Within Kinesiology, students are required to take a broad spectrum of courses providing the student with a wide perspective on the multi-disciplinary nature of human movement, physical activity, and health. The flexibility of the offerings allows a student to study human movement related pursuits in depth as well as indulging interests in other fields.

In structuring a program of study, students are encouraged to select elective courses in areas of interest from within Kinesiology and/or from other programs.

Kinesiology Subject Areas

The following Kinesiology program offerings are available:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology(TB)
Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-operative Education Program Option(TB)
HBK, BEd (Kinesiology Major) P/J(TB)
HBK, BEd (Kinesiology Major) I/S(TB)