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Kinesiology (Bachelor’s Degree)


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Total Credits: 120+
Credential: Bachelor of Kinesiology  
Program Code: KIN.BDEG
CIP: 31.0505

Overview

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. 

Admissions


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Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, the learner will be able to 

  1. Apply and synthesize advanced knowledge of exercise sciences to fitness, health, sport, and clinical populations
  2. Apply and synthesize advanced knowledge of behavioural sciences to health, fitness, sport, and clinical populations
  3. Select, administer, and evaluate appropriate assessment techniques for health, fitness, sport, and clinical populations
  4. Design, implement, and evaluate appropriate exercise programs for individuals and groups in health, fitness, sport, and clinical settings
  5. Demonstrate responsible, accountable, and ethical behaviours as an exercise professional
  6. Use analytical thinking and methods to make informed decisions and solve problems as an exercise, sport, or health professional
  7. Lead teams, groups, and organizations to achieve organizational goals
  8. Communicate effectively with individuals, teams, groups, and organizations
  9. Apply business management concepts and principles in a range of professional settings

Curriculum


Year One


Year Two


Year Three


Year Four


Mandatory Work Experience


Note


KIN 402 or KIN 402P is required to be granted the Internship designation

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.