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Electives List

Choosing an elective can be tricky! The good news is there is generally no wrong answer. Our recommendation is to consider the following:

  1. Your interests. Choose a subject area you enjoy or are interested in learning more about. 
  2. Your strengths. Choose an elective that will build on your strengths or increase a skill set.
  3. Your goals. Choose an elective that will compliment your major or goals.

There are different types of electives so make sure you understand what type of elective you need, and consult with your academic advisor for help. 

Open Elective: any course that is not mandatory for your program to which you have the prerequisites and meet any restrictions on that course –courses from inside or outside our Faculty can satisfy this requirement.

Program Specific Elective: designated courses from a specific program area (example: Kinesiology electives or Health Science electives). These courses must be taken from the program specific areas (KINE or HLSC).

Prerequisite and year level restrictions may apply. Please view the course descriptions in the Academic Calendar to help you select your courses and to view prerequisites.

Below is a list of popular Open Electives, as well as Program Specific (HLSC and KINE) Electives.  For a full list of all electives offerings please see Ontario Tech Electives

Course Code

Course Name

 Elective Area

ENVS 1000U Environmental Science Open Elective
SCIE 2500U Two-Eyed Seeing in the Natural Sciences Open Elective
INDG 1000U Introduction to Indigenous Studies Open Elective
PSYC 1000U Introductory Psychology Open Elective (core for some programs)
SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology Open Elective
SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society Open Elective
SSCI 1700U Reading our World Open Elective

SOCI 1000U

Introductory Sociology

Open Elective

SUST 1002

Sustainability Fundamentals

Open Elective

HLSC 3421U

Issues in Women’s Health

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 3823U

Health & Indigenous People in Canada

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 4670U

Studies in Work Disability Prevention

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 4809U

Environmental & Occupational Health

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 4820U

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 3805U

Intro to Epidemiology

3000/4000 level elective for student in the Human Health Science specialization

KINE 4401U

Motor Behaviour & Developmental Disabilities

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4405U

Policy Development for Sport and Physical Activity

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4413U

Exercise Rehab II: Integrated Case

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4414U

Advanced Topics in Neuromuscular Physiology and Pathophysiology

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4473U

Practical Human Anatomy I: Back and Lower Limbs

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4475U

Occupational Ergonomic

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4477U

Applied Techniques in Neuromechanic

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4482U

Advanced Exercise Assessment & Prescription

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4490U

Kinesiology Internship I

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4492U

Athletic Therapy Internship I

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4494U

Extended Athletic Therapy Internship I

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

Course Code

Course Name

Elective Area

ALSU 1101U Foundations of Academic Learning and Success Open Elective
BUSI 1600U Management of the Enterprise Open Elective
BUSI 2000U Collaborative Leadership Open Elective

ENVS 1000U

Environmental Science

Open Elective

INDG 1000U Intro to Indigenous Studies Open Elective
INDG 2200U Indigenous Digital Media Open Elective
POSC 1000U Intro to Political Science Open Elective

PSYC 1000U

Introductory Psychology

Open Elective

PSYC 2010U

Developmental Psychology

Open Elective

SSCI 1210U

History of Science and Technology

Open Elective

SSCI 1300U

Social Problems

Open Elective

SSCI 1470U

Impact of Science and Technology on Society

Open Elective

SSCI 1700U

Reading our World

Open Elective

HLSC 3462U

Advanced Pathophysiology

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 3824U

Plagues, Pandemics & People

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 4620U

Quality & Performance Management

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC4676U

Occupational Ergonomics and Work Disability

3000/4000 level Health Science elective

HLSC 4808U

Exploring Mental Health and developmental Disabilities

Elective for students in Allied Health Science program

KINE 3200U

Integrated Topics in Active Aging

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 3476U

Advanced Sports Injury Management

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4404U

Injury Prevention for Sport and Physical Activity

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4410U

Practical Skills for Kinesiology Professionals

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4412U

Exercise Rehab I: Cardiac, Respiratory, and Metabolic Conditions

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4460U

Select Topics in Physical Activity

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4461U

Applied Topics in Sport and Exercise

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4474U

Practical Human Anatomy II: Head and Neck

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4476U

Clinical Biomechanic

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4478U

Advanced Ergonomics & Human Factors

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4490U

Kinesiology Internship I

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4493U

Athletic Therapy Internship II

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective

KINE 4495U

Extended Athletic Therapy Internship II

3000/4000 level Kinesiology elective