The following college-level policies are subject to University Council Regulations. In the absence of information, or in the case of discrepancies between university and college regulations, university regulations will prevail. Please note that students will graduate according to the regulations effective for the year in which they are approved to graduate. In all other cases, the most current rules will apply, unless otherwise stated.


All students are expected to refer to the Course Descriptions to determine prerequisite requirements for each course in which they wish to register. A prerequisite will normally be waived only if successful completion of an equivalent alternative course can be identified.

Colleges may withhold course credit where a student has not met the prerequisite(s) or obtained a written waiver. If students take a prerequisite class concurrently with an upper-level class and fail or drop the prerequisite they may not receive credit for the upper-level class.

Note: Certain 30-level Grade 12 subjects are required prerequisites for some university courses, particularly in the natural sciences. Adult Basic Education (ABE) subjects and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) DO NOT meet the prerequisite requirements for any university level courses or programs.

Prerequisite Waiver Forms for students in the College of Kinesiology are available from the Student Academic Advisor. Students are reminded that any misrepresentation of prerequisites may lead to disciplinary action.

Course Information

KIN 121 and 122 are prerequisites for all KIN courses, except for KIN 150 and KIN 281 in which KIN 121 or 122 is a co-requisite.

In the selection of appropriate courses for a program of studies, students are required to meet with the college's Administrative Assistant, Academic. Students are also advised to consult the online Course Offerings to ensure the selection of proper course titles, numbers and time offerings.

Kinesiology students may retake a passed course, on the condition that the student has not subsequently taken a course for which the earlier passed course was the prerequisite. The most recent grade will be used in the calculation of the student's average. Students must receive permission from the college in order to retake a course.

Registration for Activity Courses:

See Activity Program for the B.Sc.(Kin.) Degree.

Enrolment limits have been placed on all activity courses. Activity courses with insufficient enrolment will be cancelled. Please note that not all activity courses are offered every year.

Students are not allowed to audit activity courses.

First Aid and CPR Requirements

Students are required to take a Standard First Aid Course and CPR-C Course as a requirement for the B.Sc.(Kin.) degree.

It is the student's responsibility to see that all requirements for the degree have been met.

Informed Consent

Students in the College of Kinesiology will be participating in various activity classes and laboratory experiences throughout the four-year program. While these activities and experiences may require vigorous physical exertion, they have been designed for normally active young men and women in sound physical and mental health. Each student is expected to familiarize him/herself with the anticipated physiological consequences of engaging in these activities and experiences and raise any questions or concerns with their personal physician.

Active participation in these experiences is cautioned in the following circumstances:

  • Current physical or mental health is questionable and may put the student at risk.
  • The age of a more 'mature' student may put that student at risk.

All students would be well advised to annually undergo a thorough physical examination.

Supplemental Examinations

Supplemental and deferred examination procedures and policies are subject to the university-wide regulations on supplemental and deferred examinations outlined in the Academic Courses Policy. For the regular supplemental and deferred examination schedule, students should refer to the Academic Calendar

The pass mark in all courses is 50%. A student who receives a grade of 40% to 49% may be permitted to write a supplemental examination, upon college approval. For courses taught by other colleges, the supplemental examination regulations of those colleges will prevail. Formal application for permission to write a supplemental examination for Fall Term and Winter Term courses must be made to the College by dates established by the University. Failure to pass the examination at that time will necessitate repeating the course.

Supplemental examinations shall be accorded the same weight as the regular examination in the recalculation of the student's final grade. For calculation of averages, the maximum final grade that a student can obtain as a result of writing a supplemental examination is 50%. No rereads will be granted for supplemental examinations.

Supplemental examinations are not permitted in the Kinesiology Activity (KINA) courses.

Deferred Examinations

Deferred final examinations shall be granted to a student who is absent from a final examination for medical reasons (such as personal illness or injury) or compassionate reasons (such as a death in the family or the illness of a child). Students may apply to the Manager Undergraduate Student Academic Services for a deferred examination.

Supplemental and deferred examination procedures and policies are subject to the university-wide regulations on supplemental and deferred examinations outlined in the Academic Courses Policy. For the regular supplemental and deferred examination schedule, students should refer to the Academic Calendar.


Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology [(B.Sc.(Kin.)]

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will be conferred on students who have met all the regulations governing the program and have obtained a Cumulative Weighted Average of 60% on 126 credit units.

Students are expected to complete the degree requirements within eight (8) years. If a student has not met the requirements for the degree in that time, he/she would be expected to meet the requirements for any new program that may have been implemented.

To be eligible for the B.Sc.(Kin.), students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit units of course work at the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, a minimum of 30 credit units of senior (above the 100-level) Kinesiology courses must be completed at the University of Saskatchewan.

See the Grading System section for a full explanation of the grading system and the literal descriptors associated with percentage grades.

The Sessional Weighted Average is computed from the work performed by a student in a single session.

The Cumulative Weighted Average is computed from the work performed by a student in the total program.

Bachelor of Science Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education [B.Sc.(Kin.)/B.Ed.] Combined Program

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Bachelor of Education Combined program has been re-envisioned and newly integrated for 2020-21. This five-year program is designed for students who intend to teach physical education at the secondary level. Students in the combined program will receive the benefits of being in the Colleges of Education and Kinesiology for all five years of the program. The advantage of this combined degree is that students will graduate in five years with two degrees, and will have gained concentrated knowledge in teaching physical education to high school students.

Second Degree Programs

The [B.Sc. (Kin.)] degree in Exercise & Sport Studies in the College of Kinesiology may be combined with an undergraduate degree program offered by another college at the U of S, allowing students to obtain two degrees in less time than if the two programs were taken separately, in sequence. 

Students who wish to follow a Second Degree Program are advised to consult the Manager, Undergraduate Student Academic Services in the College of Kinesiology to ascertain the precise course requirements.  The duration of the Second Degree Program and the course requirements are determined by the following regulations:

  1. New students can transfer up to 60 credits of course work from another college or institution. In most cases, transfer credit is assessed on a course-by-course basis.
  2. In meeting degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in Exercise and Sport Studies as a second degree program, students must complete at least 30 credit units of KIN and/or KINA courses at the University of Saskatchewan.
  3. Program requirement:  Students must satisfy all program requirements and the graduation standards for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in Exercise and Sport Studies.
  4. In some cases, these regulations may mean that students are required to take more than the minimum 126 credit units for a Four-year or Honours degree.
  5. Date of commencement of a program: Once a degree has been received from another college, students must complete the program requirements for the B.Sc. in Kinesiology in Exercise and Sport Studies that are in place for the academic calendar year in which they begin their studies.  If the date of the program commencement is more than 8 years ago, students should contact the Manager, Undergraduate Student Academic Services.  Such students will be required to meet the current degree requirements. 
  6. The overall and major Cumulative Weighted Averages (C.W.A) for Kinesiology graduation are calculated on grades from all University of Saskatchewan courses that are counted towards the program requirement of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in Exercise and Sport Studies. 

Degrees with Distinction

Students who obtain a Cumulative Weighted Average of 80% to 84.99% on 126 credit units are awarded the degree with Distinction, and those who obtain a Cumulative Weighted Average of 85% or greater on 126 credit units are awarded the degree with Great Distinction. Only the courses comprising the 126 credit units required for the degree will be included in the computation of the Cumulative Weighted Average.

Degrees with Honours

For students in the Honours Program to receive the Honours Degree from the College of Kinesiology, the students need to (a) meet, at minimum, the criteria of graduating with Distinction, and (b) receive a minimum of 75% on their Honours Thesis.

Standards of Academic Performance

Dean's Honour Roll:
To be eligible for the Dean's Honour Roll, students must attain a Sessional Weighted Average of at least 80% on a minimum of 24 credit units. Students registered in a minimum of 24 credit units are considered for University Undergraduate Scholarships.

Promotion Standards:

The minimum requirements for continuing as a full-time student are based upon the Sessional Weighted Average. The Sessional Weighted Average required for promotion to the next year will be based upon the number of credit units of the degree program that the student has completed.

0-30 Credit Units
58% - Promotion
55-57.9% - Probation 

<55% - Required to Discontinue

31+ Credit Units
60% - Promotion
58-59.9% - Probation 
<58% - Required to Discontinue

 Students on Probation may take a maximum of 24 credit units and must take required courses previously failed. Probationary action cannot be formally appealed.

Required to Discontinue:
 Students who are Required to Discontinue have the right to appeal this decision. Appeals must be made, in writing, not later than May 21st, to the Manager, Undergraduate Student Academic Services, College of Kinesiology. Students on Probation two consecutive years are Required to Discontinue. Consideration of appeals normally include as possibilities:

  1. permission to continue as a full-time student.
  2. permission to continue as a probationary student.
  3. denial of appeal.

Students will be granted an appeal only in extenuating circumstances. Appeals of evaluation, grading, and academic standing are governed by university-wide council regulations.

Students who have been Required to Discontinue may not register in the College until a full academic year has elapsed. Students who have been Required to Discontinue may refrain from university-level study and apply for automatic readmission to Kinesiology in the subsequent year. Alternatively, these students may also register in another college or another post secondary institution and apply for re-admission to Kinesiology as a transfer student in the subsequent year. Applicants should note that meeting the minimum transfer requirements does not guarantee admission. Credit for courses taken in another college, or at another post-secondary institution during the Required to Discontinue year will be determined by the College.

Note the following:

  1. For the calculation of averages:
    a) Attempted courses are courses continued beyond the deadline to withdraw from classes (see Academic Calendar section).
    b) For incomplete courses, the alternative grade submitted will be used for average purposes.
    c) Absences from final examinations, other than those for which a deferred examination has been granted, will result in an indication on the transcript that the student has not completed the class. An incomplete class is considered to be a failed class. Failure of a class due to incomplete class work will result in a calculated percentage grade. In the event that this results in a passing grade, the student will be issued a 49% INF (Incomplete Failure).
  2. Students with averages minimally above these averages may receive a letter advising them of their situation.
  3. Students may drop a course at any time, but should note the following: classes dropped before the add/drop deadline will not appear on a student's transcript; classes dropped after the add/drop deadline, but before the withdrawal deadline, will appear on a transcript as a W (withdrawal). The W grade alternative has no academic standing and does not impact a student's average. Students should make note of these dates listed in the Academic Calendar. Exceptions will be made when the course is dropped on medical grounds, or for other reasons approved by the Assistant Dean.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The College of Kinesiology participates in exchange programs with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Only students registered in Kinesiology are eligible. For details, see the Manager Undergraduate Student Academic Services.

For information on study abroad opportunities at the University of Saskatchewan, please visit the Go Abroad website.