VIU's bachelor of physical education degree program students participating in an indoor cycling class

Kinesiology (BA)


  • Program Length 
    4 Years
  • Credential 
    Bachelor Degree
  • Options 
    Minor
  • Location Offered 
    Cowichan, Nanaimo, Powell River

Do you like to stay active? Do you enjoy learning how the human body works? With a BA Minor in Kinesiology, you’ll explore how physical movement enhances every aspect of life. 

You’ll learn about health, wellness, fitness and performance. And you’ll look at how sports and exercise are the foundation of a healthy lifestyle and greater life satisfaction. 

A minor in Kinesiology gives you the option to work in: 

  • education 
  • occupational rehabilitation
  • physical therapy
  • athletic training  

This minor can also lead to rewarding graduate studies. 

The Kinesiology (BA) Program

Kinesiology is the art and science of human movement, and at VIU, a minor in Kinesiology will provide students with knowledge, skills, and experiences to support their pursuit of careers in education, rehabilitation sciences (occupational therapy, physical therapy) coaching, personal training, sports administration, and outdoor leadership.

Students will explore the foundations of exercise science, physical and mental health and wellness, and will learn essential skills to improve their quality of life through physical activity, healthy eating, and mindfulness. The program provides a broad foundation for careers in the field of kinesiology and exposes students to diverse learning environments and applied experiences including lectures, labs, activity classes, online learning, and applied research.

Students interested in completing the Kinesiology Minor are required to consult with the Chair of Kinesiology to discuss the program requirements.

Years 1 and 2

Credits

KIN 201* - (Human Anatomy)

3

KIN 220* - (Human Physiology)

3

One lower-level KIN elective

3

Three two-credit Kinesiology Activity courses**

6

Year 1 and 2 Credits

15

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

Years 3 and 4

Credits

Eighteen credits of KIN courses numbered 300 and above

18

Year 3 and 4 Credits

18

Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English Requirements. Contact the Kinesiology Department or the B.A. Degree Advisor for more information.

Updated 
Thursday, June 23, 2022

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

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 and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.

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.

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 and are expected to increase by 2% each year on April 1.

Updated
Monday, August 1, 2022

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Location
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 6, 2022
Accepting International Applications
No
Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Erin Johnson
Phone: 604.485.8033
Email: Erin.Johnson@viu.ca

Comments

Please consult Student Services/Advising at 604-485-2878 or email PR.StudentAffairs@viu.ca for more information on program or admission requirements.

Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Arts program has one intake each Fall and one intake each Spring.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Erica Ellenchuk
Phone: 250.746.3512
Email: Erica.Ellenchuk@viu.ca

Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Arts program has one intake each Fall and one intake each Spring.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Erica Ellenchuk
Phone: 250.746.3512
Email: Erica.Ellenchuk@viu.ca

Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Arts program has one intake each Fall and one intake each Spring.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Erica Ellenchuk
Phone: 250.746.3512
Email: Erica.Ellenchuk@viu.ca

Next Intake(s)

The Bachelor of Arts program has one intake each Fall and one intake each Spring.

Application Fee
$43.40
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Erica Ellenchuk
Phone: 250.746.3512
Email: Erica.Ellenchuk@viu.ca

International

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

The Bachelor of Arts program has one intake each Fall and one intake each Spring.

Accepting International Applications
Yes
Application Fee
$150.00
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
No
International Admissions Officer Contact

Name: Elham Akhoundi
Email: Study@viu.ca

Comments

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.