Two students holding plank position while exercising in the PISE movement studio

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

three kinesiology students working out with weights in the PISE movement studio

Prepare to work as a qualified exercise professional

Start in September

Students in this two-year kinesiology 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.

two kinesiology students chatting in study area on first floor of PISE building

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 kinesiology 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

Graduates of the kinesiology program have many and varied employment opportunities including:

  • 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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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 diploma program will take students two years, if choosing full-time study of 5 courses per term.

Year 1

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. .

Year 2

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 Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer® (CSEP-CPT) exam. 

For those looking to continue into a degree program, please see our Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership, Exercise & Wellness program as the first two years of the Kinesiology diploma may ladder into year three of the degree program.

 

Still in high school?

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

A rewarding career

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness in BC earn a median annual salary* of $43,652 depending on employer and seniority.

*2021 Job Bank Wage Rate Data

Tuition and fees

Estimated tuition fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Kinesiology, Diploma

$9,103* (domestic)
$31,080** (international)

Kinesiology, Diploma, Internship designation 

$9,891* (domestic)
$32,680** (international)

 

*Figures are approximate. Tuition estimates are for the entire program. Tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

**International tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

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

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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 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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Centre for Sport & Exercise Education Student out back of the PISE building

Learn more

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

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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