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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Global & Community Studies, School of Kinesiology
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Description:As Canada?s population ages and becomes more health-conscious, the career opportunities for people with a background in kinesiology are stronger than ever.

Growing career paths include exercise kinesiology, physiology, health promotion and leadership, personal training and more.

During the program, you?ll take courses in a variety of disciplines relating to health, including anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, leadership, health promotion, career and professional preparation, research methods and ethics.

Starting in your third year, you?ll choose your specialization: exercise science or health promotion. From here, you will expand your knowledge in advanced courses in your area of interest while being supported and mentored one-on-one by CapU?s expert faculty.

Before you graduate, you?ll take part in career and professional preparation courses, field studies and a capstone course, ensuring you?ll be ready to start working to make your community healthier as soon as you finish your degree.
URL:Kinesiology at Capilano University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,575

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    High school graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English Studies 12 or English 12 or English First Peoples 12 and two academic Grade 12 courses, and a minimum C in Math 11 (Principles of Math or Foundations of Math) or pass in Pre-calculus 11, and a pass in Biology 12 or Anatomy and Physiology 12.

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      Two reference names - Please provide title and position of reference with a telephone number and email address. Examples include employer, coach, teacher or volunteer coordinator (no family or friends).

      Letter of interest - Should give reasons why the applicant is interested in the study of Kinesiology and a brief description of career goals, volunteer positions with the number of hours, life experience (work, travel, injury/illness) and their health and physical activity.

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on October 20, 2021