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Health Sciences – Kinesiology – Rehabilitation specialization

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General information

The Kinesiology major provides a focused set of options directed toward understanding human movement and the role and application of exercise for rehabilitation and health improvement. Kinesiology students learn to prescribe individualized exercise programs to improve or maintain the health, functional capacity and global well-being of a range of clinical populations. The physiological response to exercise is compromised by various disease processes and/or their associated medications and therefore, an exercise prescription must account for this to ensure the efficacy of the program, as well as the safety of the individual. In fourth year, elective opportunities exist whereby students can pursue either a Kinesiology or Athletic Therapy internship to increase their experience in the field. Kinesiology internships in the past have included placements in fitness facilities, schools, cardiac rehabilitation programs, programs for children with special needs, physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics. The Athletic Therapy internship involves placement as a student therapist with a varsity athletic team and students become certified as Advanced Medical First Responders.

Kinesiology graduates will be prepared to assume positions in kinesiology both in the health care system and in private practice. Graduates of the Kinesiology major will have covered the core competencies required by the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, but those interested in pursuing professional registration will generally require additional practical experience before writing the registration exams. Students will also be eligible to apply for admission to several professional postgraduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and chiropractic, as well as academic postgraduate programs. Those interested in medicine are advised to check the requirements of individual medical schools to ensure that they have taken any required courses that are not part of the Kinesiology program map.

In order to be eligible to participate in required laboratory courses in the Kinesiology major, students must meet specific requirements for safe practice in the lab setting. Students will be required to show proof of current basic first aid and CPR certification prior to the beginning of each academic year, starting in second year. Certification presented must be valid for at least the full length of the academic year.

Rehabilitation specialization

The rehabilitation specialization is part of an articulation agreement between the university and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) that allows students the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) degree and their Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree in seven years.

Students who have qualified for acceptance to the Rehabilitation specialization may apply for advanced entry into the CMCC Doctor of Chiropractic program in the beginning of their second year of studies. A conditional offer of admission to the CMCC program will be based on an admission interview. Successful applicants will receive an unconditional offer of admission to CMCC upon successful completion of the following academic requirements: three full years of study at the university (90 credit hours) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0, with no failures. All academic requirements must be completed no later than May 31 of the year of registration at CMCC.

The first two years of this specialization is open to students from the Exercise Science  or Health and Wellness  specializations. In Year 3, CMCC-Rehabilitation students are enrolled in two specialized Practical Anatomy courses (HLSC 4473U  and HLSC 4474U ). The practical laboratory component of these courses is held in the state-of-the-art human anatomy labs at CMCC and students who are successful may be eligible for an exemption from first-year anatomy when they attend CMCC. The pathway has been designed so that should students not gain acceptance to CMCC after three years or change their minds, these students can still complete their BHSc (Honours) degree at our university.

Students who have been accepted to CMCC will be eligible for 30 specified credits toward their degree at our university through their studies at CMCC. These credits will be pre-approved and awarded based on successful completion of the required CMCC courses. Students must complete all specified courses at CMCC in order for their degree to be granted with our university.

Although reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the program map below, course requirements and term offerings may change. For the most up-to-date list of course offerings, please visit the faculty website at healthsciences.uoit.ca.

Admission requirements to the Rehabilitation specialization

Students in the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) – Kinesiology major (Exercise Science specialization  or Health and Wellness specialization ) will have the opportunity to apply to the Rehabilitation specialization in the spring following their first year of studies. In order to be considered, students must complete all required courses (30 credits) in their first year of studies, with no individual course grade below a C (60 per cent). Admission to this program specialization is competitive and enrolment is limited. Acceptance to the Rehabilitation specialization does not guarantee admission to CMCC.

Program details and degree requirements

To be eligible for a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) degree, students must successfully complete 120 credit hours. Degree and program requirements are subject to change without notice. The following program maps are only a guide and are to be used in combination with proper advising. Students wishing to make changes to their program of study should consult their academic advisor.

Year 1

Follow either the Exercise Science specialization  or Health and Wellness specialization  Year 1 program map. You apply at the end of Year 1 to be admitted to the Rehabilitation specialization.

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

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