Undergraduate Student Resources

Your academic and career success are our main priorities.

Here, you will find everything you need to help you succeed, including information about academic assistance.

Planning your degree

It is important to know what the degree requirements are and plan to meet them before you graduate. Log onto to the Student Service Centre (SSC)and start looking at the Course Schedule. Keep track of your degree requirements and credits with your personalized Degree Navigator report, available through SSC.

In fourth year, choose whether you complete your degree with a Community Placement Experience (HES 401) or Project in Human Kinetics (HES 490). In addition, the Honours program (HES 492) offers students the chance to gain additional research experience.

Visit the Student Services Student Check-list for a comprehensive to-do list for planning your studies at UBC.

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Get help with planning your program, study skills, exam preparation, tutoring, career planning, and more. Academic advisors are all about helping you succeed.


Your university education is a substantial investment. We’re here to provide financial advising and support through scholarships, bursaries, and other assistance programs.


During your degree

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences offers competitive annual internal awards:

  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Award
    Awarded to a graduating student who is CSEP certified and has the highest standing in the exercise physiology portion of the curriculum.
  • UBCO Head of Class Medal in Bachelor of Human Kinetics
    Head of class medal based on top student GPA.
  • SYSCO Award in Nutrition
    Awarded on recommendation from Nutrition Education Centre Co-ordinator
  • Human Kinetics Student Association Achievement Award
    Two awards are offered by the HKSA (one for a third year student and one for a fourth year student). Awarded to students who have excelled academically and have demonstrated community impact.
  • CCUPEKA Student Leadership Award
    Awarded to a graduating student who has shown significant leadership capacity while maintaining a high academic standard.

In addition, students who participate in research projects are encouraged to apply for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). Find out more here. 

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences follows all UBC Okanagan Policies and Regulations. The UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services, and academic policies.


More than just books, the library offers research guides, style guides, tutorials, and workshops on writing and researching, as well as a specific librarian for each subject.


Meet fellow BHK students, share experiences, find out about events, and get involved with the Human Kinetics Student Association.

The aim of the Human Kinetics Student Association (HKSA) is to establish a solid community of people interested in healthy, active living.
The HKSA organizes monthly events to get students up and active-both on campus and in the community.

Join the HKSA on Facebook to learn about volunteer and job opportunities, events, ask fellow students questions, and buy and sell used textbooks.

Enhance your degree and experience with a certification or membership. 



For information on the ceremony, gown rentals, and photo options, check the graduation website. To learn more about applying for graduation, your application status, and attending graduation, visit courses, money & enrolment.


Learn about your graduation day including how to get to the venue, the schedule of the day and reception details.