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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Kinesiology

The Kinesiology specialization is directed toward understanding the role and safe application of exercise for:

  • fitness
  • health improvement
  • rehabilitation

It prepares you to:

  • Become a kinesiology practitioner.
  • Safely prescribe individualized exercise programs to improve or maintain the health, functional capacity and well-being of a range of healthy and clinical populations.

You will take courses with a focus on:

  • anatomy
  • biomechanics
  • motor control and neuroscience
  • physiology, exercise physiology and psychology
  • psychomotor behaviour

Within this program you will also have the opportunity to pursue an internship. Kinesiology is now a regulated health profession in Ontario and this specialization aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge they will need to function as a health professional and write the competency exam to become a registered kinesiologist.

A special opportunity also exists for students interested in becoming a chiropractor. An agreement between Ontario Tech University and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) enables 10 qualified students per year to complete a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) in Kinesiology degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in seven years, instead of eight.