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Kinesiology, Bachelor's Degree

The science of human movement and performance.
Gain applied knowledge, skills and relevant certifications to facilitate healthy change in diverse populations, both in the lives of individuals and within communities.

Program at a glance

Credential

Degree

Area of Study

Sport & Exercise

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

In-class/Face-to-face

Blended delivery

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

Four years

At a glance image

two kinesiology students exercising outdoors with kettle bell and medicine ball

Prepare to work in a range of health, fitness, sport and specialized environments

This four-year applied degree program prepares you with the 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.

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Is Kinesiology right for you?

If you're interested in promoting active and healthy lifestyles or high-performance training, this kinesiology program may be your path to a fulfilling career.

Learn how to prescribe exercise programs for people at all stages of life and health. You'll develop the knowledge and skills for human performance assessment, exercise prescription, program design, high-performance training, and community recreational instruction and programming.

Through a wide range of populations – including high-performance athletes, children, youth, adolescents, older adults, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with diverse abilities, and individuals with chronic health conditions – you'll be prepared to work collaboratively and across disciplines in a range of health, fitness, sport, and specialized environments.

As a student

Our Kinesiology program is delivered at the Interurban campus with some courses engaging in our natural surroundings and with specialist providers in the community. As a Kinesiology student, you will become an integral part of the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education (CSEE) throughout your program.

Applied learning

You’ll connect theory with hands-on practice through interactive classroom, lab and workplace learning environments within clinical, community, sport and recreation settings.

Small class size

With smaller class sizes, you'll get to know your peers and instructors for more in-depth learning, support and camaraderie. 

Work experience

Put your skills to work and gain valuable industry experience. You'll have the choice between a 100-hour work experience or 300-hour internship.

After graduation

Certifications

Graduates of the Bachelor of Kinesiology meet the requirements to pursue the following certifications:

Careers

A wide array of career opportunities exist for graduates in multi-disciplinary clinics, provincial health institutions, private fitness facilities and municipal recreation including the following roles and areas:

  • exercise physiologist
  • kinesiologist
  • exercise therapist
  • personal trainer 
  • strength and conditioning coach  
  • adapted sport and physical activity
  • physical literacy 
  • high-performance sport
  • gerontology 
  • corporate wellness
  • health promotion
  • community recreation  

Further study

Graduates may pursue post-graduate education in physiotherapy and occupational therapy programs as well as a variety of other post-graduate programs.

 

Information sessions

The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff. For more information please contact sported@camosun.ca.

Scheduled Sessions

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

What to expect

The Bachelor of Kinesiology is a four-year program, located at the Interurban campus. Camosun also offers a Diploma in Kinesiology which mirrors the first two years of this degree.

Year 1

You will cover the basics of human anatomy & physiology, academic writing strategies, leadership & communication, fitness & wellness, biomechanics and computer applications in sport. You'll also gain competency in a variety of activities and sports.

Year 2

You will focus on fitness and health assessment, adapted sport, nutrition, facility operations and exercise prescriptions and design. You will also have the option of doing an internship.

By the end of this year, you may opt to graduate with your Diploma in Kinesiology and/or continue your studies. You'll be eligible to write the CSEP-CPT Certified Personal Trainer® exam.

Year 3 

You will look more closely at the workings of the human body including pathophysiology, human motor control, research methods, performance training, active aging and how to adapt fitness programs to accommodate injury and disease. 

Year 4 

You will put your skills into practice through a work experience or internship. You'll continue your studies in chronic disease management, exercise physiology, mental health, cardiopulmonary rehab, outdoor adventure education and learn about the business and logistical aspects of your career.

At the end of year four, you'll be prepared to attempt the CSEP - CEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist exam and graduate with your degree. As a graduate, you'll be eligible for Practicing (Professional) Membership through the BC Association of Kinesiologists.

 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of: 

  • C+ in English 12 
  • C+ in English 12 First Peoples
  • C+ in English Studies 12
  • C in Camosun Alternative 

One of: 

  • C in Pre-calculus 11
  • C in Foundations of Math 11 
  • C in MATH 073 
  • C in MATH 077 

One of: 

And one of:

 

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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If you have admissions questions contact us today!

If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your Kinesiology classes contact sported@camosun.ca.

Faculty

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. Please see our Program Chair and Program Leader listed below.

For a full list of our faculty, please visit our CSEE contact page.

 

Faculty/staff profile

Gord Inglis

Gord Inglis

Chair

MSc. - Physical Education - Washington State University B. Business Administration - University of Idaho Areas of instructional expertise: Biomech ...

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Faculty/staff profile

Kristal Anderson bio

Kristal Anderson

Program Leader, Kinesiology

Areas of Expertise Children and youth; lifestyle behaviours; body composition; physical activity; behaviour modification Education Ph ...

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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Centre for Sport and Exercise Education

Campus location

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Building (PISE) 306

Location link

Interurban campus

250-370-4700

sported@camosun.ca

 

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