Bachelor of Athletic & Exercise Therapy (BAET)
The Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy (BAET) is a four year degree program aimed at the prevention, immediate care, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, and the prevention and management of hypokinetic diseases.
The BAET program is both innovative and unique, combining two traditionally exclusive disciplines: athletic therapy and exercise therapy into one comprehensive curriculum. 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). Our accreditation from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) provides you with the opportunity to become Certified Athletic Therapists.
You'll be addressing the design and application of conditioning and rehabilitation programs that enables injured and unhealthy people to return to an active lifestyle. You'll also gain the knowledge and advanced skills in athletic and exercise therapy, exercise science, and business skills to operate a successful practice.
When you graduate you'll work with athletes and physically active people to prevent and manage their injuries. You'll also work with people who have conditions and illnesses which have been the result of an inactive lifestyle (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and obesity).
- Athletic and exercise therapy clinics
- Physician offices
- Physical therapy clinics
- Community based rehabilitation programs
- Occupational and industrial settings
- Professional sports team
- Sports medicine clinics.
Further study opportunities
Graduates will have the knowledge, skills and abilities for advanced study in health promotion, public health, rehabilitation and sport sciences.
Starts in September at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at the Interurban Campus.
Last updated: December 9, 2011 12:42 pm