The School of Kinesiology has implemented a Broad-Based Admission policy that incorporates the use of supplementary criteria in addition to academic performance in the selection of students entering the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program.

Detailed information on admission requirements for all applicants is available on the School of Kinesiology website.

Admission of students into the Bachelor of Kinesiology program is based on academic performance and other accomplishments, including personal statements, demonstrated leadership skills, active participation in extracurricular activities, work experience, significant awards and achievements, and reference contacts.

Transfer Students

Students who are accepted on transfer from other institutions must normally complete all remaining courses toward the Bachelor of Kinesiology at UBC. A maximum of 60 transfer credits will normally be granted. The University will not grant a degree for studies that represent less than the equivalent of two regular Winter Sessions (60 credits).

In general, transfer credit is limited to the initial two years of a degree program. Credit at a more senior level may be possible if prior written permission has been granted by the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre. A student wishing to take courses at another institution and transfer the credit toward a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree must first obtain a Letter of Permission from the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre. It is the student's responsibility to forward an official transcript to Enrolment Services, Admissions.

Registration and Program Approval

Students are reminded of the University rule regarding program responsibility. Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registration as it is related to the regulations of the program of study in which they are enrolled. The following is a summary of the registration procedures for all kinesiology students.

  1. Students should make all course changes through the online Student Service Centre (SSC) whenever possible. Kinesiology students must register into the appropriate waiting list section on the SSC for KIN courses that are full.
  2. See Change of Registration for regulations regarding adding and dropping courses.
  3. Kinesiology students are required to attend and confirm their registration in classes during the first week of each term. Students who do not attend the initial classes may be removed from the course.
  4. Students are required to register in a minimum of 9 Kinesiology credits during each Winter Session.
  5. In their second year, all students are required to choose a stream of study through the Student Service Centre (SSC).
  6. Before registering in any course through Distance Education, Kinesiology students must consult the School's Undergraduate Advising Centre.

Limitation of Enrolment

Enrolment may be limited in certain Kinesiology courses when the demand is greater than available resources. See Space in Courses.

UBC Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership

To be eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Kinesiology program through this partnership, Aboriginal students must meet the general requirements for admission as a post-secondary transfer student as well as the following specific requirements:

  • Successful completion of at least 24 transferable credits.
  • An academic average of 2.67 or greater on the most recent 30 credits of transferable courses attempted, including failed and retaken courses. If in a particular year the competitive admission criteria is lower than 2.67, then the applicant will be evaluated against the lower admission criteria.
  • Completion of required high school academic prerequisites. In some cases, university transferable coursework may satisfy these prerequisites.
  • Successful completion of the Transition Plan offered by Langara in collaboration with UBC.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be considered for admission as a general transfer student and can be considered through UBC's Aboriginal Admissions Policy.

For more information about the UBC Langara Partnership, please visit the website

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