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Kinesiology (Diploma)

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Total Credits: 60+
Credential: Diploma in Kinesiology
Program Code: KIN.DIP
CIP: 31.0505


The Diploma in Kinesiology program prepares graduates to work as qualified exercise professionals. Students in this two-year diploma program study fitness principles, physical fitness training practices, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, nutrition, health promotion, lifestyle management, stress management, growth and development and behavioural change.

The program prepares graduates to design and implement personalized exercise and physical activity programs and lifestyle education programs as personal trainers or other fitness professionals. Areas of study include the physiological, psychological and biomechanical foundations for physical fitness and movement education that also lead to healthy lifestyle behaviours. Graduates become advocates for fitness and healthy living.

The applied nature of the diploma learning experience combines classroom learning with lab experiences, providing students with the opportunity to connect theory with practice, and preparing them for work with healthy populations. Students may choose to participate in an optional internship work experience.

Graduates of the Diploma in Kinesiology meet the requirements to write the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Diploma graduates may continue through to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree program at Camosun or pursue other related studies.

Employment options range broadly across sectors of the industry related to fitness, wellness, and health promotion. Typical positions for graduates include fitness instructors, group exercise coordinators, personal trainers, wellness and health promotions specialists and facility programmers. 


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Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply and synthesize foundational level knowledge of exercise sciences to fitness, health, and sport.
  • Apply and synthesize foundational level knowledge of behavioural sciences to health, fitness, and sport.
  • Select and administer assessment techniques for health, fitness, and sport for apparently healthy individuals.
  • Design and implement exercise programs for individuals and groups in health, fitness, and sport settings for apparently healthy individuals.
  • Demonstrate responsible, accountable, and ethical behaviours as an exercise professional.
  • Apply analytical thinking to make informed decisions and solve problems within the appropriate scope of practice as an exercise, sport or health professional.
  • Make meaningful contributions to teams, groups and organizations in the accomplishment of goals. 


Program Participation Requirements

  • Obtain valid certificates for Standard First Aid and CPR. List of appropriate CPR courses will be provided by the school. Obtaining these certifications must be completed by the end of the 1st semester in the program. *
  • Criminal Record Check required

*Students are responsible for all expenses associated with completing these certifications. 

Program Completion Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (C+) is required to graduate from the program.

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