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Sport and Fitness Leadership, Bachelor’s Degree - Exercise & Wellness Specialization (UNDER REVIEW)

Program under review

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.

If approved by the Minister of Advanced Education, the Bachelor of Kinesiology will replace the Bachelor of Sport & Fitness Leadership program. At such time, interested applicants and current students in the Kinesiology Diploma and the current BSFL Degree will receive communication from Camosun College Admissions regarding transferring to the new degree.

Interested applicants in kinesiology programming are encouraged to get started through the Kinesiology Diploma.

Please contact sported@camosun.ca or Camosun Admissions for more information.

International students, please contact International Admissions.

Program at a glance

Credential

Degree

Area of Study

Sport & Exercise

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

Four years

At a glance image

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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.

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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?

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.

Learn how to prescribe exercise programs for people at all stages of life and health. You'll develop the knowledge and skills for human performance assessment, exercise prescription, program design, high-performance training, and community recreational instruction and programming.

Through a wide range of populations – including high-performance athletes, kids, youth, adolescents, older adults, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with diverse abilities, and individuals with chronic health conditions – you'll be prepared to work collaboratively and across disciplines in a range of health, fitness, sport, and specialized environments.

Hands-on Learning

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 and skills throughout your program.

Work experience

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

After Graduation

Graduates of the Bachelor of Sport & Fitness Leadership, Exercise and Wellness Specialization meet the requirements for the following certifications through the respective organizations:

Employment Opportunities

There are many varied employment opportunities for graduates:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Fitness Instructor
  • High-performance Sport
  • Adapted Sport and Physical activity
  • Physical Literacy
  • Gerontology
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Health Promotion
  • Community Recreation

Further study

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

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.

International students please contact International Admissions.

 

Scheduled Sessions

Invest in yourself!

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.

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

What to expect

The Sport & Fitness Leadership is a four-year program, located at the Interurban campus. Camosun also offers a Diploma in Kinesiology which mirrors the first two years of the BSFL degree. 

Year 1: 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.

Year 2:, 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 opt to graduate with your Diploma in Kinesiology and/or continue your studies. You'll be eligible to write the CSEP-CPT Certified Personal Trainer® exam.

Year 3: 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.

Year 4: 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 - CEP 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.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

This program is currently under review.

One of: 

One of: 

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

One of: 

And one of:

Missing admission requirements?

Take an assessment or upgrade with us.

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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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 ...

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Contact information

Centre for Sport and Exercise Education

We want to hear from you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
PISE Building
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus map

250-370-4700

sported@camosun.ca

 

International Admissions

International students please contact International Admissions.