This fall, Redeemer will enhance its kinesiology program offerings with the addition of a bachelor of kinesiology (B.Kin.), a credential more clearly recognized in the industry.
Previously, Redeemer offered kinesiology as an honours major in the bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degree programs. As a result of the passing of Bill 213 by the Ontario Legislature in December 2020, Redeemer was enabled to grant a greater number of degrees, including the B.Kin.
“The bachelor of kinesiology will enhance graduate success by challenging students to honour God through a holistic study of human movement in sport, recreation, disease and fitness, while also preparing them for professional roles in kinesiology and related fields with a clearly recognized degree credential,” said Dr. Kyle Spyksma, interim vice president, academic.
“The bachelor of kinesiology will enhance graduate success by challenging students to honour God through a holistic study of human movement in sport, recreation, disease and fitness.”
Within the last decade, the B.Kin. has gained popularity and more universities are offering this option among their programs, in concert with, or in replacement of, BA or B.Sc. programs. The degree is becoming more and more recognized by employers, and may be of significant interest to students in the coming years, as the post-secondary landscape changes and degree-specific programs become more desirable.
“The B.Kin. program is a holistic study of human movement from a Reformed Christian perspective that contributes to student intellectual, social and spiritual development as they prepare for their calling in the Kingdom of God to glorify God,” said Dr. Dianne Moroz, assistant professor of kinesiology and physical eduucation. “The B.Kin. degree prepares students for a career in health or sport, as a registered kinesiologist (R.Kin.); a respected professional designation with expansive career opportunities, or for graduate studies in health, kinesiology or physical education fields.”
The addition of the B.Kin. degree to Redeemer’s offerings is happening alongside other new program offerings including a Music in Worship general major and a Church Music Ministry honours major, as well as a Music in Worship minor and a Law and Public Policy minor.
Visit redeemer.ca/programs to learn more about the 37 majors and streams offered at Redeemer.