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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. 

Years 1 and 2

Credits

KIN 201* - (Human Anatomy)

3

KIN 202 - (Introduction to Motor Learning and Control)

3

KIN 203** - (Instructional Strategies for Sport and Physical Education)

3

KIN 220* - (Human Physiology)

3

KIN 232 - (Exercise Prescription)

3

KIN 253 - (Introduction to Nutrition)

3

KIN 262 - (Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology) 

3

KIN 280 - (Physical Growth and Motor Development)

3

KIN 291 - (Introduction to Kinesiology)

3

Five two-credit Kinesiology Activity courses***

10

Degree English Requirement

6

Elective credits****

17

Total Credits

60

* These courses fulfill the Lab/Science requirements for the Education program.
** KIN 203 must be take in the first year of the program.
**** Kinesiology Activity courses are numbered in the 100 level. Two credits each from KIN 203, KIN 222, KIN 270 and KIN 285 may count as activity courses.
**** Elective credits can be from any level (100-400) and from any program area.

Years 3 and 4

Credits

KIN 391 - (Research Methods in Kinesiology)

3

KIN 491 - (Scholarship in Kinesiology)

3

Twenty-four upper-level KIN electives

24

Elective credits**

18

Upper-level elective credits***

12

Total Credits

60

**Elective credits can be from any level (100-400) and from any program area.
*** Upper-level elective credits are any courses numbered 300 or 400.

Updated 
Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • 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 and Other Mandatory Student Fees

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 $159.94 per credit)

4,798.20

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

191.93

Student Services fee (30 credits x $7.07 per credit)

212.10

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

7,166.27

Notes

KIN 118, KIN 142, KIN 222, KIN 270, KIN 280, KIN 370, KIN 401, KIN 461, and KIN 491 have an additional lab fee.

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition and Other Mandatory Student Fees

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 $9613.50 per semester)

19,227.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $426.07 per semester)

852.14

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $24.88 per month)

199.04

Health and Dental Plan fee ($265.00 per year)

265.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

22,043.18

Notes

Tuition in the above table is based on a maximum of 15 credits at $739.50 per credit, up to a maximum of $9,613.50 per semester for 12-15 credits; $739.50 per credit beyond 15 credits. Ancillary Fees in the above table are based on a maximum of 15 credits at $32.77 per credit, up to a maximum of $426.07 per semester for 12-15 credits; $32.77 per credit beyond 15 credits.

KIN 118, KIN 142, KIN 222, KIN 270, KIN 280, KIN 370, KIN 401, KIN 461, and KIN 491 have an additional lab fee.

The VIUSU Health and Dental Plan fee is assessed for all students enrolled in 6 credits or more per term, or in Trades/Vocational programs of 5 months or longer.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Monday, August 1, 2022

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Location
Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
No
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Darlene Norby
Email: Darlene.Norby@viu.ca

Chair Contact

Name: Louis Mattar
Phone: 250.740.2493
Email: Louis.Mattar@viu.ca

Documentation Deadline

An official interim or final grade in Math 11, English 12, and Biology 12 is required by April 15, 2023 in order for an application to be considered.

Comments

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

 

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Location
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 5, 2023
Next Intake(s)

September 5, 2023

Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$150
Accepting Late Applications
No
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
No
Chair Contact

Name: Louis Mattar
Phone: 250.740.2493
Email: Louis.Mattar@viu.ca

International Admissions Officer Contact

Name: Elham Akhoundi
Email: Study@viu.ca

Comments

Enrolment in this program is limited. Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program the applications will be closed once the enrollment capacity is reached.

For prospective international applicants, please send your inquiries to World VIU at WorldVIU@viu.ca.

Further information on this program can be found on the Department website.


Previous versions of this program can be found in the Program Archive.