Program at a glance
Area of Study
Sport & Exercise
Co-op / internship
Open to International
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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.
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.
Graduates of the Diploma in Kinesiology meet the requirements to write the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this degree program.
There are many varied employment opportunities for graduates:
- Fitness instructors
- Group exercise coordinators
- Personal trainers
- Wellness and health promotions specialists
- Facility programmers
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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.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Diploma with Internship designation: $8,744
Diploma International: $30,380**
Diploma with Internship designation International: $31,950**
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.
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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
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.
- C+ in English 12
- C in English 12 Camosun Alternative
- C in Math 11
- C in MATH 073
- C in MATH 075
- C in MATH 077
- 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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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.
Program Leader, Sport & Fitness Leadership/Kinesiology
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.
Centre for Sport and Exercise Education
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Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
International students please contact International Admissions