Kinesiology Diploma

Diploma
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $4,505
START DATE: Spring 2021 - Fall 2021
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate Delivery
  • Some courses are available online
 
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Kinesiology is the study of all aspects of human movement—the foundation of the fitness industry, rehabilitation, and physical education.

Kinesiology is suited to people who are motivated to develop a theoretical understanding of fitness, physical wellness, and athletic performance.

Careers and opportunities

Society puts increasing emphasis on health and wellness. There will be continued demand for people who are trained and motivated to help others improve and maintain physical abilities.

Graduates are employable in entry-level positions in kinesiology-related fields, including:

  • Gyms and athletic clubs
  • Recreational centres and programs
  • Physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics
  • Professional and amateur teams
  • Retirement homes and care facilities
  • Physical education

Students also have the option to continue their studies at a degree-granting institution.

What you will learn

The Kinesiology Diploma program offers a wide variety of first and second year courses that transfer into a Kinesiology degree-granting institution.

Courses cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Physical fitness and health
  • Growth and development
  • Biomechanics and injury management
  • Performance analysis
  • Coaching
  • Sport administration

Kinesiology Diploma Courses

Kinesiology is the study of all aspects of human movement. The Kinesiology Diploma program offers a wide variety of first and second year courses that transfer into a Kinesiology degree-granting institution. Courses include anatomy and physiology, physical fitness and health, growth and development, biomechanics and injury management, and coaching and sport administration. Students are interested in the fitness industry, rehabilitation, and teaching physical education.

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
KINS-100 Personal Health and Wellness 3 15 weeks
KINS-110 Intro to Sport Administration 3 15 weeks
KINS-120 Biomechanics 3 15 weeks
KINS-124 Principles of Physical Fitness 3 15 weeks
KINS-128 Contemporary Health Issues 3 15 weeks
KINS-132 Human Functional Anatomy 3 15 weeks
KINS-232L Human Applied Physiology 0 15 weeks
KINS-235 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 15 weeks
KINS-245 Injury Prevention & Management 3 15 weeks
KINS-260 Nutrition for Health 3 15 weeks
KINS-276 Exercise Physiology 3 15 weeks
KINS-291 Work Experience in Kinesiology 0 15 weeks
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks

Electives

Plus 24 credits of university transfer (UT) electives - 9 must be in KINS courses.

Options for KINS courses:

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
KINS-121 Leisure and Sport in Society 3 15 weeks
KINS-150 Pedagogy and Coaching 3 15 weeks
KINS-226 Human Motor Behaviour 3 15 weeks
KINS-221 Physical Growth & Motor Dev 3 15 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2021 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years
Spring 2021 Prince George Alternate Delivery 2 years

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of one of the following: 

  • Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples) or
  • ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate or
  • GED Certificate
  • Grade 11, with an outstanding academic record, in the year of application.

Note 1: It is recommended high school students consult their counsellors to ensure they select the most appropriate high school courses for their chosen career paths.

Note 2: Students who received less than a "B" in English 12 or its equivalent are encouraged to select English 103 as their first university credit English course.

Note 3: The GED certificate meets the general admission requirements, but does not meet specific program or course prerequisites.

Notes 4: You'll need to comply with the prerequisites of the specific courses you select. 

Additional program-specific admission requirements

  1. It is recommended that high school students take Physics 11 and Pre-Calculus Math 11.
  2. Foundations of Math 11 or Math 045 is a prerequisite for KINS 120.
  3. The Kinesiology program requires participating in various sport and fitness courses. Students are expected to demonstrate a willingness to participate in physical fitness and strenuous activities. Physical disabilities may not exclude you from successful completion of the Kinesiology Diploma. 
  4. Students are required to undergo a criminal record search, schedule B, through the Ministry of Justice. This cost is the responsibility of the student. A search which identifies relevant criminal convictions may prevent the student from entering into required work experiences in certain Kinesiology courses. Please see the following website for further information: Criminal Records Review

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Invest in your future

Please check the Fee Schedule for up-to-date information.

These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.

International Fees

The estimated cost for this program is $26,790.

This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.