Kinesiology, Diploma

The science of human movement and performance. Become a professional in delivering fitness and healthy lifestyle training and education.

 

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Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Open to International

Yes

Area of study

Sport & Exercise

Length

2 Years

Information Sessions

The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education information sessions are a great way to learn more about our programs and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.
Scheduled Sessions

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.

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Is Kinesiology right for you?

If you would like to become an advocate for fitness and healthy living, Kinesiology may be your path to a fulfilling career.

You'll be prepared 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.

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

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

Graduates may be interested in continuing on to complete their degree through our Bachelor of Kinesiology or pursue studies at other institutions in the areas of sport and fitness leadership, health promotion, exercise physiology and kinesiology.

Employment opportunities

  • 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 and you'll have the option of doing an internship.

By the end of year two, you may graduate with your Diploma in Kinesiology and/or continue on to complete your Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. As a diploma graduate, you will be eligible to write the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer® (CSEP-CPT) exam. 

 

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

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

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Kinesiology, Diploma

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

Kinesiology, Diploma, Internship designation 

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

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

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 continuing Kinesiology faculty 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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Kristal Anderson bio

Kristal Anderson

Program Leader

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

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Jennifer Gow Program Leader, Athletic & Exercise Therapy

Jennifer Gow

Program Leader, Athletic & Exercise Therapy

Areas of Expertise Randomized clinical trials in orthopedics, research methods, self report measures of health, neurocognitive assessment of mil ...

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Dustin Moore Instructional Assistant, Exercise & Wellness

Dustin Moore

Instructional Assistant

Areas of Expertise Strength & Conditioning Education MSc Exercise Science (Strength & Conditioning), Edith Cowan University ...

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Alyssa O'Connor Instructor, Exercise & Wellness

Alyssa O'Connor

Instructor

Areas of Expertise Health Promotion; Chronic Disease Management; Lifestyle Medicine & Behaviour Change; Personal Training & Exercise Pre ...

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John Telford, Program Leader

John Telford

Instructor

Background Over 20 years working in formal and non-formal education settings with people of all ages and backgrounds working towards curricular, ...

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Kerry Wadsworth

Instructor

Education BA Human Performance (UVIC) MA Leisure Services Administration (UVIC) Run Jump Throw Instructor Trainer YM-YWCA Certified SPIN I ...

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Brianna-Waldman

Brianna Waldman

Instructor

As an avid athlete as a youth and teen, sport has always been an incremental part of my life. This love of sport and the impacts it had on my life led ...

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Tony Webster Instructor, Exercise & Wellness

Tony Webster

Instructor

Instructor for courses related to exercise physiology, strength and conditioning and exercise and health. PhD in Exercise Physiology, University of ...

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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 Education Building (PISE) 306

Location link

Interurban campus

250-370-4700

sported@camosun.ca

 

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