Kinesiology

Are you passionate about exercise, sport, health, and human movement? Consider the Kinesiology program. Kinesiology is the study of the human body in motion and is a growing field that offers a variety of careers and educational opportunities.

A certificate or diploma in Kinesiology can start you on the path towards a career as a:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Personal or athletic trainer
  • Coach or instructor
  • Health care consultant
  • Massage therapist
  • Sport psychologist or sociologist
  • Biomechanics specialist

Most Kinesiology courses are delivered in the classroom with some available online. You can choose to take either the one-year certificate or the two-year diploma – both of which transfer into Kinesiology degree programs throughout Western Canada (we recommend working with an Education Advisor for credit transfer).

As one of our instructors is a certified Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer instructor/examiner, you can also be eligible for CSEP Personal Training certification at the end of your second year – a year ahead of students at many other institutions.


Why Consider a Kinesiology Career?

  • Have the ability to contribute to the health and well-being of others.
  • An education in Kinesiology can be applicable to a very wide variety of career options.
  • Great earning potential. Work BC lists the annual provincial median salary for massage therapists and coaches in the $42,000 range while physiotherapists and occupational therapists can earn an average of $75,000.00 – $80,000.00 annually.

Program Options:

Certificate:

The Kinesiology certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the required first year courses, with a total of 30 credits.

Diploma:

The diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the required courses in the Diploma program, with a total of 60 credits.