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Bachelor of Kinesiology


  • Program Length 
    4 Years
  • Credential 
    Bachelor Degree
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo

The Kinesiology Program

Kinesiology is the art and science of human movement, and at VIU, the Kinesiology program is your foundation for careers in education, research, rehabilitation sciences (occupational therapy, physical therapy, and massage therapy), coaching, personal training, sports management, and administration and many others.?

The Kinesiology program provides students with the knowledge and experience to pursue careers in education, fitness/wellness management, movement science, outdoor leadership, rehabilitation sciences, coaching, athlete development, and sports administration. Students will explore the nature of human movement and learn essential skills to improve quality of life through activity and exercise. The program provides a broad foundation in many aspects of kinesiology and exposes students to diverse learning environments and applied experiences including lectures, labs, activity classes, online learning, and applied research and scholarship.?

Program Outline

Years 1 and 2

Credits

KIN 201*?- (Human Anatomy)

3

KIN 202?- (Dynamics of Motor Skills Acquisition)

3

KIN 220*?- (Human Physiology)

3

KIN 260?- (Foundations of Canadian Sport, Health and Physical Activity)?

3

KIN 280?- (Physical Growth and Motor Development)

3

Nine?two–credit?KIN Analysis?courses

18

Degree English Requirement

6

Twenty-one?elective credits

21

Total Credits

60

* These courses fulfill the Lab/Science requirements for the Education program.

Years 3 and 4

Credits

KIN 302?- (Applied Exercise Physiology and Prescription)

3

KIN 351?- (Human Wellness)

3

KIN 371?- (Organization and Administration of Physical Activity)

3

KIN 391?- (Research Methods in Kinesiology)

3

KIN 400?- (Biomechanics)

3

KIN 460?- (Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Activity)

3

KIN 461?- (Applied Leadership in Physical Activity)

3

KIN 480?- (Inclusive and Adapted Physical Activity and Sport)?

3

KIN 491?- (Scholarship in Kinesiology)

3

Nine?credits of upper–level?KIN?electives

9

Six?upper-level elective credits

6

Eighteen?elective credits

18

Total Credits

60

Updated 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Admission Requirements

  • General admission requirements?apply.
  • A minimum grade of "C+" in English 12, or equivalent.
  • A minimum grade of "C+" in Anatomy and Physiology 12, or equivalent.?
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Pre-calculus 11, or equivalent.

Notes on Admission

  • Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.
Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year*

Amount

Tuition (30 credits x $153.73 per credit)

4,611.90

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

184.48

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.79 per credit)

203.70

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

6,940.92

Notes

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus. ?

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees for One Year*

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $8340 per semester)

16,680.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $381.6 per semester)

763.20

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.73 per month)

165.84

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

19,384.04

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $695.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full-time students at the Nanaimo Campus. ?

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$41.72
Accepting Late Applications
No
Waitlist
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Darlene Norby
Phone: 250-753-3245

Chair Contact

Name: LOUIS MATTAR
Phone: 250-740-2493

Area Secretary Contact

Name: Eve Novotony
Phone: 250-740-6221

International Admissions Officer Contact

Name: Elham Akhoundi
Phone: 250-740-6315 ext. 2384

For information on any previous versions please check our Program Archive Page.
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