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This unique program 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 Centre for Sport & Exercise Education offers innovative programing in the areas of Athletic & Exercise Therapy, Sport Management, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy and Adventure Education. As an Athletic & Exercise Therapy student, you will become an integral part of the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education (CSEE).
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 Clinical 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.
Is Athletic & Exercise Therapy right for you?
Camosun's Bachelor of Athletic & Exercise Therapy program provides knowledge and advanced skills in athletic and exercise therapy, exercise science, and business skills to operate a successful practice. The underpinnings of this innovative program are an 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.
As a senior student, you'll have the opportunity to work at Camosun's on-campus clinic offering both a state of the art applied learning environment for Camosun students, and exemplary services to its clientele.
As a Student
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 Physiologists TM 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.
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:
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:
- Athletic and exercise therapy clinics
- Physician offices
- Physical therapy clinics
- Community based rehabilitation programs
- Occupational and industrial settings
- Professional sports teams
- Sports medicine clinics
Graduates will 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:
Some of our graduates have gone on to pursue graduate studies at universities such as:
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