UBC’s School of Kinesiology and UBCO’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences rank #1 in Canada and #4 in the world, as measured by the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject for Universities that specialize in Sports-Related Subjects.
The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. This year’s subject rankings include Sports-related subjects for the first time ever. In compiling these rankings, the following subjects were deemed eligible:
- Sports (or exercise) science
- Sports studies
Depending on the individual degree contents, the following subjects may also have been considered at some universities:
- Sports psychology
- Sports management
The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 46 subjects as of 2017. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field, with the list of subjects extended each year in response to high demand for subject-level comparisons.