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Subject: Attention York Students

I have posted this message already and have not received an answer to it so I will post it again.

I was wondering if there are any York students here who either took or knows someone who took biology or kinesiolgy at York. How would you describe the course, hard, easy, interesting, etc. I was accepted into the biology but I don?t know if I really want to do that, so I am thinking going with the kinesiology which might be more interesting, so you help is very greatfully appreciated. Thanks for your advice in advance.

[24-09-2005,20:29]
hopeful york student
(in reply to: Attention York Students)
go to:

http://forums.studentawards.com/forums.asp?Ttoken=&SiteID=0

[25-09-2005,02:41]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Attention York Students)
I used to take kinesiology at York two years ago until I decided to go into Infomration Technology. The kinesiology program wasn´t too bad at all, expect I expected the program to be more hands on and less people. Thats why i decided to go into IT instead, due to small class size and I enjoy working with computers

In regards to your question deciding on going to kinesiology or biology I recommend you go into kinesiology. I have friends who were bio majors and switched to kinesiology after first year. They said that the profs are really horrible, and the biol classes were way too hard! They wanted to do some hands on stuff and acutally apply theory into work setting. Therefore they choose kinesiology. In kinesiology you get to participate in different sports and not only that it counts for graduation requirments, but you get to exercise and make new friends, which is really important during your university career. You also will take a course in fitness assignment which is a course that gives you knowledge of making a fitness program for yourself and other people with special needs. You will be in a lab measuring your peers body strength using electronic devices, and you will also record body measurements. This course was my favorite during my 1st year kine at York. Besides doing physical stuff you have courses in antonmy, stats, psyiology, and biomechanics. The kinesiology profs are way better than the biol profs at York. They actually take time to make sure you understand the material and they care about your education. You also have better chance to know lots of people since most kine students can balance their lives than most biol students b/w life and school. In kinesiology you don´t have to take tough courses like biochem or genetics unless you want to go to med school. I find that kine studnets are more friendly than biol majors.

I hope that i didn´t give you too much information. If you need more info do a google search and type York University kinesiology and health science. Trust me kinesiology is ALOT better than biol. Good luck


[25-09-2005,13:41]
Anonymous
York simply sucks ! ! (in reply to: Attention York Students)
Your York degree will end up with McJobs, good luck !
[27-09-2005,12:05]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Attention York Students)
Thank you all for your posts. I found them very helpful. To the first poster with link to studentawards, I searched that site but could not find any articles on the york biology or kinesiology program there. Could you tell me the title of the thread so that I can retry looking for that particular thread. Thank you for your post. Secondly, to the second poster. I am thinking of going to med school, dentistry school or something else in the sciences. The reason why I am leaning to biology is because I find many areas interesting such as, anatomy and ecology, and I would find dissections really cool. In addition, I don´t think I could get into dentistry school if I take kinesiology, but could get into med school with a kinesiology degree. However, the downside to biology is, as you said certain areas of it are really hard, like the biochemistry and genetics, as well as the math and physics courses you might have to take. I like the idea of kinesiology because it combines the theory of science and health science with hands on/ real situations. I like the thought of learning about anatomy and physiology and all that stuff. However, the only two things that are holding me back about kinesiology is that first of all, it doesn´t offer a lot of choice in terms of different careers and secondly, I am not the greatest athlete. I don´t even know if I would give myself a decent grading when it comes to team sports. I saw some of there courses and I like a lot of them, and some of the activities such as the tai chi and other things you get ot do are cool but the pkin thing, I am not into. Thanks for all the information you gave, and no that was not too much info, feel free to give more or email me if possible. Lastly, to the last person who gave their post I thank you for your opinion but I still think I am willing to go to York.
[08-10-2005,21:52]
hopeful york student
(in reply to: Attention York Students)
Don´t worry about being good at team sports. At york, the profs don´t expect you to become a very good athelete, they usually look at if you either participate in class or not. Be careful you don´t skip out of pkins since you need a 80% attendece rate to pass those classes.

I was wondering why you are narrowing your choices just to York. Mac and Waterloo have good kinesiology programs which don´t involve people to participate in alot of sports classes. You can still get into denstiry with a kine degree as long as you meet the prequuiste courses.

For degrees in kinesiology you can become a chrioprator, a medical radiation technologist, coach, or work at a company that needs people with a kinesiology backgrpund(eg working for a company that involves promoting health safety). Just make sure you choose the program that meets your needs, and also your strenghths.

[11-10-2005,23:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Attention York Students)
I am thinking that Kin is good at York but Western has a good Kin program too.

I would rate it: Best Kin programs in Ontario
1. Western/York
3. MAC
4. Waterloo

[12-10-2005,19:07]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Attention York Students)
Thank you to the above posters. You have been very helpful. I wanted to go to york because it is closer to home and I liked to campus. However, I will consider you advice about going to Waterloo or Mac, if I can get in. I have a lot more research to do, but both of your advice were very helpful thanks. I am still free and open to the advice and posts of others. Thank you in advance.




[17-10-2005,02:00]
hopeful york student
(in reply to: Attention York Students)

I am also thinking about whether or not to go into biology or kinesiology at york, cause, biology is interesting but hard and boring, but I really really suck at sports, and 70% of your grade for most of the team sports you have to do at york are based on how well you play the sport, and I suck miserably at basketball, football, and swimming, so that is one of my many biggest concerns. I need your advise, what should I do then. Should I just stick to biology? The theory part of the york kinesiology program I love, it is jus the practical sports part that I don´t like.

[27-10-2005,17:19]
anonymoususer
(in reply to: Attention York Students)
Don´t take kine at York or UWO. They mostly require students to have good atheletic skills. Take kinesiology at Waterloo or MacMaster. If money is a big issue stay at York and take biology.

[28-10-2005,02:08]
Anonymous



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