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||Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy
The Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy (BAET) is a four year program which focuses on the prevention, assessment, treatment, and management of injuries and hypokinetic diseases. It also addresses the design and application of conditioning and rehabilitation programs that enable injured and diseased individuals to return to activity. The BAET program provides knowledge and advanced skills in athletic and exercise therapy, exercise science, and business skills to operate a successful practice. Understanding of the Canadian health care system, culture and society that will enhance services to clients, and the research skills necessary to stay current of the advancements in the field of athletic and exercise therapy are the remaining underpinnings of this innovative program.
Through extensive clinical and fieldwork experiences, our degree will provide students with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and prerequisites necessary to seek designation as Clinical Exercise Physiologist™ with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). The BAET program is an accredited program of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association providing graduates the opportunity to seek designation as a Certified Athletic Therapist.
Athletic therapists tend to work with the physically active population (athletes and recreationally active populations) and exercise therapists tend to work with those individuals who have conditions and diseases which have been the result of an inactive lifestyle (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and obesity). Employment settings for athletic and exercise therapists are many, including hospitals, athletic and exercise therapy clinics, schools, physician offices, physical therapy clinics, community based rehabilitation programs, occupational and industrial settings, professional sports teams and sports medicine clinics.
Opportunities for Further Study
Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and abilities for advanced study in health promotion, public health, rehabilitation and sport sciences.