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Kinesiology -> Med School Questions

A photo of TegtheCoolDude TegtheCoolDude
I am eventually aiming to become a pediatrician and I was just wondering if doing kinesiology in university would be a valid choice as compared to Life or Health Sciences.
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@TegtheCoolDude wrote
I am eventually aiming to become a pediatrician and I was just wondering if doing kinesiology in university would be a valid choice as compared to Life or Health Sciences.



Any undergraduate program is a valid choice for medical school, provided you complete the prerequisites. The prerequisites are usually pretty basic 1st or 2nd year courses i.e. 1 full credit in each of organic chem, physical chem, molecular bio, a humanities course ( English, History, etc...) maybe physics, calculus and biochem for some US med schools. You shouldn't have any trouble completing these if you're doing kinesiology, and med school admissions won't treat your application any differently than someone who is doing Life Science.
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A photo of TegtheCoolDude TegtheCoolDude
I meant in terms of the stuff they teach you
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@TegtheCoolDude wrote
I meant in terms of the stuff they teach you



They teach you everything you need to know to become a successful doctor in medical school, which is mostly human anatomy and physiology. Only a few life science programs are related to this, but most (90%?) deal with molecular biology, which isn't as relevant. So in any case, you wouldn't be at a disadvantage in terms of the stuff you learn in kinesiology.
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A photo of inthemaking inthemaking
Yeah, kin would be perfectly fine.
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