Admission Requirements

General admission guidelines to Kinesiology:

  • English 12 or English 12: African heritage
  • Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12
  • Three additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses
  • Minimum overall average of 75%

For more details about Admissions:


Applying online takes about 15 minutes. You can come back to the application form anytime; just make sure you save the sections you have completed before exiting.

You’ll need:
-$40 CDN application processing fee, which you can pay online with a credit card
-Official or mid-year high school transcripts


Entrance Scholarships

Acadia recognizes and rewards achievement and potential, and we make it easy to apply! When you apply to an Acadia undergraduate program, you will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship, provided you meet the deadline and the following criteria:

  • You are a high school, secondary level student or transfer student.
  • You have an average of at least 80% in the courses required for admission. (We calculate your scholarship average by combining the results of your grade 11 and mid-year grade 12 courses that are required for admission.) Please complete the scholarship application online through Acadia Central.
  • You are a transfer student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.67 or 80% and you must be in your first undergraduate degree program.

Entrance Scholarships

5 Reasons to Attend Kinesiology
  1. Hands-on Learning Opportunities - We offer many in-course and extracurricular opportunities for our students to get relevant experience. Two popular programs are S.M.I.L.E. and KinderSkills.
  2. Faculty and Staff - We have one of the best groups of faculty and staff anywhere. Peruse their profiles and see just how amazing they are.
  3. Small Classes - At Acadia, you will not be a number! You will study in small classes and labs and your faculty will get to know you.
  4. Reputation for Excellence – Acadia is consistently ranked amongst the best undergraduate institutions in Canada. We are proud of that reputation.
  5. Accredited Program – Our Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours programs are accredited by CCUPEKA (Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators).
Future Careers

What can I do with a BKin degree? Our graduates have gone on to careers in: •  Medicine •  Physiotherapy •  Occupational Therapy •  Teaching •  Personal Training and Fitness Leadership •  Sport, Fitness, and Health Administration and Management •  Health and Wellness Promotion •  Entrepreneurship and Law •  Research based Master/PhD •  And much more!

Transfer Students

The Kinesiology Program welcomes transfer students. 

Transferring from another post-secondary institution.
Acadia has transfer agreements with many other institutions. If you are attending, or have attended other post secondary institutions, you must have official transcripts sent directly for evaluation, or provided in an envelope sealed by the institution to the Acadia University Registrar's Office.  Acadia’s Registrar’s Office will provide you with a detailed transfer assessment.  The School of Kinesiology will review your transfer assessment and create an individualized curriculum planner just for you.

Transferring from other programs at Acadia
If you are attending Acadia in another program and would like to transfer to the Kinesiology program, we accept applications (cover letter and resume) throughout the year.  Students with a GPA of 3.0 and above will be considered for admission for September or January semesters.  Applications should be sent to


Acadia's Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours programs are accredited by "CCUPEKA”, the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators. CCUPEKA is the major academic body for Kinesiology in Canada and is responsible for the nationally recognized program of accreditation of university programs in the discipline. The degree program requires students to complete core courses in each of these sub-disciplines, and to complete complementary courses from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences.