1 School of Kinesiology
2 Lindsay Fellner Academic Counsellor School of Kinesiology
3 Kinesiology Admissions Kinesiology Required Prerequisites Gr 12 U English Gr 12 U Biology Recommended Courses Gr 11 or 12 U Physics (helps prepare a student for Biomechanics) Gr 12 U Math (helps prepare a student for Statistics) Additionally, for students interested in the BSc At least one Gr 12 U science in addition to Biology from Chemistry, Physics, or Math Student interested in pursuing careers in Medicine or Dentistry should take Grade 12U Chemistry School of Kinesiology
4 Applying to Kinesiology Only one program code on OUAC as Kinesiology has a common first year program. Entrance into modules i.e. BA, BSc, Sports Management is in second year and is based on first year grades and pre-requisite courses Offers sent out in 3 rounds: January, March & May. You will receive notifications to check your Student Centre if there are any outstanding documents or if a decision has been made. Make sure you are checking your Western account regularly. Averages fluctuate from year to year depending on how large and how successful the applicant pool is. The admissions average for September 2014 was 84.5%. Offers will be conditional and based on final grades. Accept your offer by the date outlined in your offer package. For Ontario High School students this will be June 1, School of Kinesiology
5 Scholar's Electives Intended for students interested in academic enrichment through an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate learning. Includes: Exclusive access to a first-year interdisciplinary course focused on critical analysis. Independent research with a faculty mentor in years 2-4. To be eligible: Minimum final secondary school admission average of 90%, Extracurricular involvement, Significant community contributions. To apply: Access the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) website. Choose Western Kinesiology and select yes to the Scholar s Electives radio button at the bottom of the page. Complete and submit the supplemental Scholar s Electives Application form by February 14, School of Kinesiology
6 Financial Information Scholarships Admissions Scholarships are based on final admissions grades and do not require an application. Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $10,000 over 4 years and begin at 88%. The Western National Scholarship program requires an application. The application deadline is February 14, Applications are now open. The National Scholarships include awards ranging in value from $30,000 to $65,000 over 4 years, including the J. Howard Crocker School of Kinesiology Entrance Scholarship, valued at $30,000 for a student entering Kinesiology. Bursaries Based on financial need rather than academics. Application should be available by the end of January.
7 Housing Information Housing There are 9 residences and 3 different styles. Traditional, Suite and Hybrid Residence is guaranteed for all in-coming first year students. Ensure your residence deposit ($800) is paid by the date outlined in your offer package. For Ontario High School students this will be in early June. Complete you online Residence Placement Questionnaire.
8 Additional Information Summer Academic Orientation (SAO) Takes place on campus between mid-june and early August Includes: Counselling for first-year course selection First-year course registration Parent workshops Campus and residence tours
9 The Western Guarantee Admissions Scholarships (for qualified students) Financial Aid (for eligible students) The First-Year Courses you want A place to live in Residence An Extraordinary Student Experience
10 Shannon Woods Undergraduate Academic Coordinator School of Kinesiology
11 Helping You Succeed Academic, career and personal counselling throughout your degree. Mandatory one-on-one counselling in the Fall for all first year students to discuss adjusting to courses and university life. A mandatory tutorial for all Faculty of Health Sciences students. Topics include: essay writing, writing multiple choice exams, mental health, summer job search, program planning. Career Fairs, Speaker Series and Networking Events to help you explore career options and connect with professionals in the field.
13 Kinesiology Modules Honors Specialization or Major in Kinesiology BA Honors Specialization in Kinesiology B.Sc. (75 spaces) Limited Enrolment Modules Honors Specialization in Kinesiology Sport Management (30 spaces) Honors Specialization in Kinesiology Fitness & Exercise Prescription (15 spaces) Combined Programs Bachelor of Arts Honors Kinesiology & Juris Doctor (6 Years) Bachelor of Arts Honors Kinesiology-Sport Management & Honors Bachelor of Business Administration (5 Years) School of Kinesiology
14 Choosing the Kinesiology BA or BSc? SIMILARITIES 10.5 Kinesiology Credits Total Curriculum Includes: Anatomy, exercise physiology, athletic injuries, sport and exercise psychology, ethics, sport management etc. 0.5 credit in statistics DIFFERENCES BA BSc Anatomy 0.5 credit 1.0 credit (cadaver-based) Kinesiology Socio- Cultural Courses 2.0 credits (ie. Sport Psych, Ethics, Sport & the Law etc.) 1.0 credits (ie. Sport Psych, Ethics, Sport & the Law etc.) Question to Ask Yourself? Have you taken several U level Science courses in the same semester and performed well in them? Are you interested in Biology, Chemistry and Physics? Do you intend to continue taking these courses throughout University? Kinesiology Electives 3.5 credits BA students can take the majority of required BSc courses as elective options 1.0 credits Did you need to repeat any of your science courses in high school? External Sciences Can take sciences courses but they are not mandatory 2.0 credits 1000-level in first year 3.0 credits 2200-level or higher in Years 2-4 School of Kinesiology
15 Things to Think about When Graduate Schools Deciding on a Module Professional programs such as Medicine, PT and OT do not give priority to students with a particular degree. Because the admission average to many of these programs range from mid to high 80s, it is important you choose courses that you are interested in and therefore will do well in as opposed to pursuing a program that may not be a good fit for you. This will help you get the grades you need to be competitive for admission. Optometry as well as some of the Master of Science programs in the Faculty of Science require a BSc. BA graduates can apply to all other programs including a Master of Science in Kinesiology. (providing they have selected the appropriate prerequisites) School of Kinesiology
16 First Year Courses for the Different Kinesiology Modules BA- Kinesiology BSc - Kinesiology BA Sport Management BA Fitness & Exercise Prescription 1.0 Physiology Physiology Physiology Physiology Kin 1088a (Sport Psychology) 0.5 Kin 1088a (Sport Psychology) 0.5 Kin 1088a (Sport Psychology) 0.5 Kin 1088a (Sport Psychology) 0.5 Kin 1080B (Psychomotor Behavior) 0.5 Kin 1080B (Psychomotor Behavior) 3.0 Options 2.0 Science Subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, or Comp Sci) 0.5 Kin 1080B (Psychomotor Behavior) 1.0 Business 1220 (Business Administration) 0.5 Kin 1080B (Psychomotor Behavior) 3.0 Options 1.0 Option 1.0 Options Experience profile to be submitted at the end of year 1. School of Kinesiology
17 Kinesiology Theory Courses KIN SCIENCE EXAMPLES Biomechanical Analysis of Human Locomotion Exercise Biochemistry Movement Neuroscience Psychomotor Learning & Performance Physiology of Fitness Appraisal Exercise Nutrition Muscle Function & Metabolism Physiology of Exercise Training OTHER EXAMPLES OF THEORY COURSES Athletic Injuries Medical Issues in Exercise & Sport Psychological Intervention for Sport, Exercise & Injury Rehabilitation Strategy & Tactics in Sport Introduction to Coaching Perceptual-Motor Performance Learning Cognitive Ergonomic Applied Kinesiology KIN SOCIAL CULTURAL EXAMPLES Professional Ethics Social Foundations of Sport & Physical Activity Psychology of Exercise Canadian Sport History History of Olympic Movement Sport & the Body in Western Culture Sport Literature Sport & the Law KIN SPORT MANAGEMENT EXAMPLES Introduction to Management in Kinesiology Sport Marketing Human Resource Management in Sport Sport in Development International Sport Management School of Kinesiology
18 Kinesiology Activity Courses Skiing /Snowboarding Aquafit Badminton Basketball Curling Dance Exercise for Specific Populations Football Speed, Agility & Power Training for Performance Enhancement Ice Hockey Judo Personal Training Certification Rugby Softball Swimming Tennis Volleyball Yoga and more! School of Kinesiology
19 Field Experiences in Kinesiology Athletic Therapy Kinesiology 4585 Work as a trainer for one of Western s Varsity Sports Team Field Experience in Sport Management - Kinesiology 4498B Placements include: London Knights, Budweiser Gardens, Mustang Athletics Field Experience in Kinesiology Kinesiology 4494A/B Placement examples - YMCA; Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging Senior Bioscience Research Project Kinesiology 4433 Full year laboratory research experience for academic credit. Coaching Practicum Kinesiology 4410A/B and 4411Y Designed to give student hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge School of Kinesiology
20 International Experiences Kinesiology Exchanges in Kinesiology 15 partner Universities offering Kinesiology courses in countries such as Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom 1 semester in length in 3 rd or 4 th year Enroll in Kinesiology courses Courses taught in English Western Exchanges Exchange agreements with universities in 22 different countries 1 semester or full year exchanges in 3 rd or 4 th year Enroll in elective courses Courses taught in English as well as other languages
21 International Experiences in Kinesiology France Bike Trip Kinesiology 3980B Spend 10 days in May biking through France Course counts as 0.5 activity credit International Sport Management Kinesiology 4498A Online course that includes students from several international partner universities Course counts as 0.5 Kinesiology elective Global Health Promotion Practicum Health Sciences 3251G Inter-professional health course open to Kinesiology, Health Studies & Nursing Students This service learning course takes place in the spring after classes end in an international setting.
22 Volunteer Opportunities Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic Assist Physical Therapists & Kinesiologists SERT (Student Emergency Response Team) SERT is a 24 hour, on-campus, volunteer student emergency response team Hospitals London Health Sciences Centre St. Joseph s Health Care Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging Volunteer Opportunities Certification Courses Kinesiology Labs Positions obtained on a one on one basis in years 3 & 4
23 Volunteer Opportunities Kinesiology Student Council Plan and organize events within the program and faculty How to get involved: First year representative position; volunteer at the Winter Special Games, LiT and other events. Western Serves Annual campus-wide program designed to increase awareness about service learning and provide the Western community to engage in active service. Professional Exploration Utilize the London community to gain volunteer experience in a career path that you are considering.
24 Career Directions Explore Diverse Opportunities Public and Private Sector hospitals, long term care facilities, private rehabilitation facilities, medical evaluation centres, occupational health & safety, fitness & health facilities, ergonomic assessment companies, vocational rehabilitation; insurance industry, specialty medical/ therapeutic services; pharmaceutical companies; sport clubs Municipal, Provincial and National governing bodies relating to sport, recreation, health, fitness, wellness Professional Programs leading to Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Pedorthics, Naturopathic Medicine, Nursing, etc. Teaching and/or Research professions at Universities, Community Colleges, Private Educational Institutions, Secondary/Elementary schools School of Kinesiology
25 Registered Kinesiologist As of April 2013 Kinesiology is a regulated health profession. Graduates can sit a licensing exam to become a Registered Kinesiologist. School of Kinesiology
26 Laura Misener Professor, School of Kinesiology School of Kinesiology
27 Western Kinesiology Laura Misener - Associate Professor
28 The Study of Human Movement What is Kinesiology??
29 What is life at Western Kinesiology like? Years One and Two: Concentrate on building a solid foundation Establish a base knowledge in 4 core areas What do you enjoy? Where do you excel? Kinesiology BSc; BA
30 Why Kinesiology at Western?? Keep an open mind
31 Life is a experience... So is Western Kinesiology!
33 Some Final Thoughts Don t be in a rush to decide on a career Decide what you like. Don t guess! Get out and experience things Get to know us!!! Don t be afraid of change Geology oh my come on up!
34 It s a Big Decision Be confident Move forward Don t look back
35 Question & Answer Period Kinesiology Undergraduate Coordinator Kinesiology Academic Counsellor Shannon Woods Lindsay Fellner School of Kinesiology