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||Bachelor of Kinesiology
The Bachelor of Kinesiology degree is a dynamic, 4-year applied degree program that prepares graduates with leading-edge theoretical and applied knowledge, and skills to work in the fields of exercise physiology, kinesiology, exercise therapy, fitness, high- performance sport, adapted physical activity, health, and community recreation. Students will experience the applied nature of the program and the opportunity to connect theory to hands-on practice through classroom and lab activities complemented with opportunities for workplace integrated learning in clinical, community, sport, and recreation settings.
Hands-on, practical learning provides students with the background for human performance assessment, exercise prescription, program design, high- performance training, and community recreational instruction and programming. Knowledge related to a range of populations - including high- performance athletes, children, youth, adolescent, older adults, Indigenous Peoples, individual’s with diverse abilities, and individuals with chronic health conditions - all contribute to the ability of graduates to work collaboratively and across disciplines in a range of health, fitness, sport, and specialized environments.
Graduates of the KIN - Bachelor of Kinesiology are eligible to write the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) - Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) exam, as well as other fitness-related certifications. Graduates also have the opportunity to obtain certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and to apply for membership as Certified Kinesiologists through the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.
A wide array of career opportunities exist for program graduates, including exercise physiologists, exercise therapists, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, or kinesiologists in multi-disciplinary clinics, provincial health institutions, private fitness facilities, or municipal recreation. Students also have career choices in the areas of adapted sport and physical activity, physical literacy, gerontology, corporate wellness, and high-performance sport. Graduates may pursue post-graduate education in occupational therapy and physiotherapy programs as well as variety of other post-graduate programs.