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Kinesiology Exercise Science - Diploma (2017/18)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$7,813.98
Tuition: $6,361.20

Note: Year 1: $3,180.60 and Year 2: $3,180.60

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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:138.00
Bus Pass Fee:177.60
Lab Fee:657.18
Health and Dental Fee:450.00
Total Fees:$1,452.78

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

The Kinesiology Diploma program is the ideal option if you enjoy learning about the science of the body and human movement or are pursuing a career as a fitness instructor or trainer, an athletic trainer or coach, a physical therapist, a practicing kinesiologist, sports psychology consultant or a teacher. Students who complete two full years of study may transfer into third year studies at select post-secondary institutions in BC and Alberta. In addition, students have opportunities to receive additional industry required credentials within the various courses in the KNES program.  

Program Information:

All courses are delivered on-site at the Cranbrook Campus in a combination of formats including face-to-face, hybrid and online. Many of the KNES and elective Science courses will have labs attached to the courses.

Industry Credentials:
Students in the diploma program may have the opportunity to obtain industry certifications such as:

  • Canadian Fitness Education Services – Personal Trainer
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Canadian Fitness Education Services – (CFES) Fitness Knowledge
  • CFES Weight Training Instructor 1
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Modules

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school graduation or equivalent
  • Minimum 65% in ENGL 090, ENGL 12, or equivalent
  • MATH 080, Pre-Calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, or equivalent
  • For the Exercise Science Stream, minimum 65% in BIOL 090, BIOL 12 or equivalent
  • Students may upgrade these pre-requisites while beginning their Kinesiology studies

Additional Information for Students

Students must submit a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q), documenting medical clearance for participation in unrestricted physical activity or for participation in progressive physical activity with special limitations or exclusions. Any positive (YES) responses on the Par-Q will require the Par-Med X form to be completed by a physician.

Applicants are advised that students in this program engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity as part of their laboratory practice in a variety of courses. Students will act both as physical activity leaders and participants.

Students may be required to travel to off-campus fitness and recreation facilities in the local area, and will require appropriate transportation. College of the Rockies students have access to free public transportation.

Flexible Assessment (FA): Yes

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Course Outline for: Kinesiology Exercise Science - Diploma

Year 1


Choose one ELECTIVE - 100 or 200 level

Note: ENGL-101 can be substituted for ENGL-100

Note: each elective must be a university transferable, 3 credit course.


Year 2


SCIENCE ELECTIVE 100 or 200 level (choose from Biology, Chemistry, Math or Physics)


Choose one ELECTIVE - 100 or 200 level

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