Photo of students using fitness testing equipmentThe study of Human Movement

If you have a passion for exercise, sport, health and human movement, Kinesiology may be the program for you!

Kinesiology (sometimes called Human Kinetics) is the study of the human body in motion. Whether you are interested in human movement at the cellular level or the societal level or something in between, Kinesiology is a growing field that offers a variety of careers and educational opportunities.

A diploma or degree in Kinesiology can lead to exciting careers as a: Physiotherapist, Kinesiologist, Exercise Physiologist, Occupational Therapist, Personal Trainer, Athletic Trainer, Coach, Teacher, Health Care Consultant, Massage Therapist, Sport Psychologist, Biomechanics Specialist, Sports Sociologist and writer, and much more.

Check out this link from the BC Association of Kinesiologists to learn about how Kinesiologists serve the public and how you can become a member!

We offer 2 Diploma Programs in Kinesiology

Choose from a one-year Certificate, and/or a two-year Diploma, both of which transfer on a course-by-course basis into Kinesiology degree programs throughout Western Canada. ( NOTE: Transferring Institutions have their own admission requirements and standards and you must meet them in order to transfer from College of the Rockies.  

1. Exercise Science is designed for students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. This stream is best suited to strong science-minded students that are headed to a University to complete their degree with a science course requirements such as biology in their first two years of study.

2. Health and Human Performance is designed for students interested in earning a diploma or degree in Kinesiology. Students will have opportunities to work in the field as personal trainers, weight training instructors, fitness consultants, physiotherapy assistants, etc. with this diploma. Students can also transfer these courses to year 3 of a degree at a University. 

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