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Bachelor of Science in Ergonomics and Injury Prevention University of Waterloo University of Waterloo, Canada

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CAD 48000

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 251

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48 months


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Program Overview

Help an Olympic hopeful recover from a torn ligament. Prevent workplace injuries by improving a company’s ergonomic standards. Give a child with cerebral palsy an enhanced quality of life. Learn to prevent and treat movement-related illness and injury – and if you opt for the co-op stream, you can get 20 months of paid career experience along the way.

In addition to traditional science courses in biomechanics, neuroscience, and physiology, you’ll have five kinesiology-related minors and specializations (such as neuroscience, medical physiology, and rehabilitation ciences) and dozens of campus-wide minors to choose from. You can also include courses to prepare you for professional health programs such as medicine and physiotherapy.

You can also include courses to prepare you for professional health programs such as medicine and physiotherapy. Once you graduate from Waterloo's program, you'll be able to write provincial exams, such as the Colleges of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO) exam.

Program highlights

  •     First department of kinesiology in the world. We've been leaders since day one and are dedicated to ensuring you gain the most relevant, up-to-date knowledge. Plus, after 50+ years, our graduates' success has built our reputation for educating the health care leaders of tomorrow.
  •     Get hands-on experience in class. You'll have 20 required and optional lab experiences to choose from. Gain the practical skills to understand movement problems that occur in sports, industry, rehabilitation, and fitness.
  •     Study anatomy in depth. Waterloo is one of Canada’s first non-medical schools to house a School of Anatomy — giving you the chance to study anatomy on real human cadavers right in your first year.
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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 56 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.5  Minimum Speaking - 6.5  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 90 - Score in Speaking & Writing - 25
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 63 - Score in Speaking & Writing - 65
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  Minimum Literacy - 110.0  Minimum Production - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Std XII Mathematics and Std XII English, min 70% in each. Two of Std XII Chemistry, or Std XII Physics, or Std XII Biology, min 70%. Overall 80% Std XII.

6.5 IELTS Score
90 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
63 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
80% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 251

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12000 Per year

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