Sport and Fitness Leadership, Bachelor’s Degree - Exercise & Wellness Specialization

The Bachelor of Sport & Fitness Leadership (BSFL) degree is currently under review with a proposal to shift to a Bachelor of Kinesiology pending Ministerial approval. 

Applications for our BSFL degree continue to be accepted, and students starting the BSFL in Fall 2021 will be supported through transition to the BKin upon its approval by the Ministry. 

Please contact or Camosun Admissions for more information.

Program at a glance



Area of Study

Sport & Exercise

Study options



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International



Four years

At a glance image

Students with medicine balls and kettle bells standing in front of PISE

Promoting healthy and active lifestyles

This dynamic, 4-year applied degree program prepares graduates with leading-edge theoretical and applied 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.

Gord Inglis lecturing a room of students

At Camosun

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

Is Sport & Fitness Leadership right for you?

Graduates of the program gain relevant certifications and work with diverse populations to facilitate change, both in the lives of individuals and within communities. If you're committed to living and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, and want to make a difference, this may be your path to a fulfilling career.

Degree or Diploma, your choice

Camosun offers both a four-year degree in Sport & Fitness Leadership (transitioning to Kinesiology) and a two-year Diploma in Kinesiology.

The two-year diploma program focuses study on 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 degree program provides students with the background for human performance assessment, exercise prescription, program design, high-performance training, and community recreational instruction and programming. Knowledge related to a range of populations – including high-performance athletes, children, youth, adolescent, older adults, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with diverse abilities, and individuals with chronic health conditions – all contribute to the ability of graduates to work collaboratively and across disciplines in a range of health, fitness, sport, and specialized environments.

As a Student

Activity Courses

Exercise and wellness is all about being active and learning about how to stay active. Through our applied activity courses, you gain hands on knowledge about different activities like the following:

  • Winter Sports
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Backpacking/hiking
  • Resistance training
  • Yoga

Work experience

Put your skills to work and gain valuable experience in the exercise and wellness industry. Internships are optional for diploma students. Degree students have the choice between a 100-hour work experience or 300-hour internship.


Students must obtain valid certificates for CPR-BLS (Basic Life Support) and Standard First Aid.  This must be completed by the end of the 1st semester in the program to support your participation in activity-based courses.*

*Students are responsible for expenses associated with completing these certifications.

After Graduation


Graduates of the Degree in Kinesiology meet the core competencies required to apply to challenge the Certified Personal Trainer® (CPT) and the High Performance Specialization TM exams through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Graduates of the Degree in Kinesiology meet the core competencies required to apply to challenge the Clinical Exercise Physiologist® (CEP) exams through Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Graduates of the Degree in Kinesiology meet the requirements to apply to write the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) exam.

Graduates of the Degree in Kinesiology meet the requirements to apply for membership with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.

In addition, you can write the American College of Sports Medicine Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS) exam valid in the United States.

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.

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

Employment Opportunities

There are many varied employment opportunities for graduates:


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


  • Exercise physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise therapy
  • Fitness
  • High-performance sport
  • Adapted sport and physical activity
  • Physical literacy
  • Gerontology
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Health
  • Community recreation

Information Sessions

No sessions are scheduled at this time.

Stay tuned!

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:

Invest in yourself!

Two or four 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, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Diploma: $7,925
Diploma with Internship designation: $8,682
Diploma International: $29,680**
Diploma with Internship designation International: $31,210**

Bachelor's Degree: $16,540
Bachelor's Degree with Internship designation: $17,297
Bachelor's Degree International: $59,360**
Bachelor's Degree with Internship designation International: $60,890

**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses

Additional Student Fees

The Science of health

In our Sport & Fitness Leadership program, you'll gain knowledge and expertise in sport and fitness, and learn how to prescribe exercise programs for people at all stages of life and health.

What to expect

The Sport & Fitness Leadership program is located at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence on the Interurban campus. The diploma program consists of Year 1 and Year 2, while the Bachelor's degree program adds a third and fourth year of study. 

In year one you will cover the basics of human anatomy, academic writing strategies, leadership & communication, physiology, fitness & wellness, biomechanics and computer applications in sport. You'll also gain competency in a variety of activities and sports. In year two you will focus on fitness and health assessment, adapted sport, nutrition, facility operations and the design of exercise prescriptions. You will also have the option of doing an internship. By the end of this year, you may graduate with your Diploma and/or continue your studies. You'll be eligible to write the CSEP Certified Personal Trainer exam.

In year three, you'll look more closely at the workings of the human body and how to adapt fitness programs to accommodate injury and disease. You'll also learn about business and logistical aspects of your upcoming career. In year four you will put your skills into practice through a work experience or internship. You'll continue your studies of human biology, pathology and sport, and come out ready to write the CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist exam and graduate with your Degree.


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

One of: 

One of: 

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

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And one of:

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


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

Faculty/staff profile

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 ... Read more
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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Centre for Sport and Exercise Education

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Campus location

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

Location link

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International students contact Camosun International