Honours Program

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The Honours is a challenging program for students who have a particular interest and desire to pursue further learning in a specialty area. Through the honours process, students gain research, problem-solving and writing skills beyond the scope of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.

 

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This degree includes all elements of the Bachelors of Kinesiology degree plus a major honours thesis/research project typically completed across third and fourth years. This is a challenging program for students who have a particular interest and desire to pursue further learning in a specialty area.

Through the honours process, students gain research, problem-solving and writing skills beyond the scope of the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. It provides a tremendous opportunity to work individually and closely with a faculty supervisor across third and fourth years.

The Honours Degree acts as Acadia University's official recognition of exceptional accomplishment. This opportunity may be used to prepare for graduate work, to acquire a further qualification in the profession, or to provide a structured avenue for pursuing a chosen area of kinesiology for simple academic curiosity. Honours students are top students (a 3.0 GPA is required) who carry out a challenging project with rigour, depth and excellence. The Honours degree proclaims to the world that you have succeeded in this challenge. 

Honours students have the opportunity to apply for specialized university honours scholarships to support their research efforts, giving them support to conduct their honours project in the summer between their third and fourth years. Typically students declare their intention to do honours and identify their topics by December of their third year.

If you are interested in honours but are not clear on the sort of project you might like to pursue, talk to a faculty member who broadly shares research interests with you. Do this in your second year or at the start of your third year.

Please consult the Kinesiology Student Handbook and the Acadia University course catalogue for precise details, time lines and requirements.

View School of Kinesiology Honours Guidelines


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