As an Athletic and Exercise Therapy professional, you'll have the knowledge and advanced skills in exercise science and business required to operate a successful practice.
What is an Athletic Therapist?
A Certified Athletic Therapist assesses injuries and conditions in order to promote optimal healing and safe reintegration into an active lifestyle. Through the study of anatomy, emergency conditions, field conditions, therapeutic modalities and other clinical courses, students learn the methods for contemporary rehabilitative techniques and therapies, soft tissue mobilization, musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, warm-up techniques, physical reconditioning and supportive strapping procedures.
What is an Exercise Physiologist?
A Certified Exercise Physiologist conducts fitness and health assessments, prescribes and supervises individualized or group exercise programs and provides fitness and health counselling for seemingly healthy and/or clients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, severe obesity, osteoporosis and others.
As a Student
As a student of the Bachelor of Athletic & Exercise Therapy program you will be attending classes on campus and going out to placements in the community
In your second year of the program, you will start doing your field placements with high school teams. In your third year, your placements will be working with sport teams.
In your fourth year, you will participate in clinical placements in the community, and at our on-campus Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic.
In addition to placement for practical skills at the on-campus clinic, our students are often placed at these organizations:
Join the Club!
Started by 4th year CSEE students and partnered with the AET Clinic, the Exercise is Medicine Club helps spread the word through events, workshops and community outreach that physical activity is an integral part of chronic disease prevention and treatment to improve the health of Canadians.
- Club Name
- Exercise is Medicine
- Who can join?
- Any Camosun College Student
- Official Website
Exercise is Medicine® is a global initiative. Launched by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2007, EIM now has a presence in several countries around the globe.
Through extensive clinical and fieldwork experiences, you'll gain the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and prerequisites necessary to seek designation as Certified Exercise Physiologist™ with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CEP).
Career opportunities include work within:
- athletic and exercise therapy clinics,
- rehabilitation clinics,
- occupational and industrial settings,
- national and professional sports teams,
- sport medicine clinics,
- hospitals and academic institutions.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Athletic & Exercise Therapy, you'll have the knowledge, skills and abilities for advanced study in health promotion, public health, rehabilitation and sport sciences.
Advanced degree opportunities
Some of our agreements with other colleges and universities include:
- University of Western States
- Doctor of Chiropractic
- Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Science
- Master of Nutrition & Functional Medicine
- Douglas College Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching program
Some of our graduates have gone on to persue graduate studies at universities such as:
Student Forms and Services
Resources to help you with your certifications and program.
Stay in the Loop
Resources for employment, volunteering, and what's happening in the world of Athletic & Exercise Therapy.
Senior year clinical placements in the AET Clinic at the campus.
Robin Phura, Student Athletic Therapist in placement with Camosun Chargers
Athletic and Exercise Therapy graduates on graduation day.