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Kinesiology, Diploma

The science of human movement and performance

 

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Sport & Exercise

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

Two Years

At a glance image

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Prepare to work as a qualified exercise professional

Start in September

Students in this two-year diploma program study fitness principles, physical fitness training practices, exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, nutrition, health promotion, lifestyle management, stress management, growth and development and behavioural change.

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At Camosun

The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education offers innovative programing in the areas of Sport Management, Exercise & Wellness, Kinesiology, Athletic & Exercise Therapy, Massage Therapy and Adventure Education. As a Kinesiology student, you will become an integral part of the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education (CSEE).

Is Kinesiology right for you?

The program prepares graduates to design and implement personalized exercise and physical activity programs and lifestyle education programs as personal trainers or other fitness professionals. Areas of study include the physiological, psychological and biomechanical foundations for physical fitness and movement education that also lead to healthy lifestyle behaviours. If you would like to become an advocate for fitness and healthy living, this may be your path to a fulfilling career.

As a Student

Kinesiology is all about being active and learning about how to stay active. Through our applied activity courses, you gain hands on knowledge and skills throughout your program.

After Graduation

Graduates of the Diploma in Kinesiology meet the requirements to write the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).  

Further Study

Diploma graduates have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to pursue studies in the areas of sport and fitness leadership, health promotion, exercise physiology and kinesiology. Students may be interested in continuing on with their degree through our Bachelor of Sport & Fitness Leadership, Exercise & Wellness Specialization (currently under review). Please contact admissions@camosun.ca for more information on this degree program.

Employment Opportunities

There are many varied employment opportunities for graduates:

  • Fitness instructors
  • Group exercise coordinators
  • Personal trainers
  • Wellness and health promotions specialists
  • Facility programmers

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

 

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Invest in yourself!

Two years at Camosun can prepare you for a fulfilling career in the promotion of health and wellness.

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Estimated Tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

Diploma: $8,093
Diploma with Internship designation: $8,744
Diploma International: $30,380**
Diploma with Internship designation International: $31,950**

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

The diploma program will take students two years, if choosing full-time study.

In year one you will cover the basics of human anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, physiology, fitness health and principles. You'll also gain competency in a variety of activities and sports. In year two you will focus on fitness and health assessment and the design of exercise prescriptions.

You'll have the option of doing an internship. By the end of year two, you may graduate with your Diploma in Kinesiology and you'll be eligible to write the CSEP Certified Personal Trainer exam. 

For those looking to continue into a degree program, please see our Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership, Exercise & Wellness program.

 

Still in high school?

We have dual-credit courses available here at Camosun through South Island Partnership.

A rewarding career

Recreation, sports and fitness service directors in BC earn a median annual salary* of $52,700 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

To apply to the Diploma in Kinesiology, 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 Camosun Alternative 

One of: 

  • C in Math 11 
  • C in MATH 073 
  • C in MATH 075
  • C in MATH 077 

One of: 

  • C in Biology 12 
  • C in Biology 12 Camosun Alternative 

And one of:

  • C in Chemistry 11
  • C in Chemistry 11 Camosun Alternative 

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

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Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.  For more information about our faculty, please visit the CSEE homepage.

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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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Kristal Anderson bio

Kristal Anderson

Program Leader, Sport & Fitness Leadership/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

We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Campus location
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

About Interurban Campus

250-370-4700

sported@camosun.ca

 

International Admissions

International students please contact International Admissions