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 
    Nanaimo

Is fitness an integral part of your life? Do you want to share your passion for a healthy lifestyle with others?

VIU’s Bachelor of Physical Education program prepares you to help others improve the quality of their lives through health and fitness. As physical activity is proven to help in all aspects of a person’s life, including their ability to concentrate and focus on learning, your future career will make a difference.

With a physical education degree (BPhEd), students will be ready to seek jobs such as an athletic trainer, camp director, adventure educator and phys ed teacher.

The Kinesiology (BA) Program

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

The Kinesiology (Minor) 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.

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

Six two–credit Kinesiology Activity courses

12

Degree English Requirement

6

Twenty-seven elective credits

27

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 400 - (Biomechanics)

3

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

3

KIN 461 - (Applied Leadership in Physical Activity)

3

Three credits of upper–level KIN electives

3

Twenty-four upper-level elective credits

24

Eighteen elective credits

18

Total Credits

60

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 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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 $156.80 per credit)

4,704.00

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

188.16

Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit)

207.90

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month)

167.20

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

7,042.26

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 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 $8700.00 per semester)

17,400.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $389.40 per semester)

778.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month)

167.20

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)

275.00

Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year

1,500.00

Total

20,121.00

Notes

Tuition in the above table is based on a maximum of 15 credits at $725.00 per credit, up to a maximum of $8,700.00 per semester for 12-15 credits; $725.00 per credit beyond 15 credits. Ancillary Fees in the above table are based on a maximum of 15 credits at $32.45 per credit, up to a maximum of $389.40 per semester for 12-15 credits; $32.45 per credit beyond 15 credits.

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
Monday, August 16, 2021

Domestic (Canadian)

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 7, 2021
Accepting International Applications
No
Application Fee
$42.55
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Waitlist
Yes
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.

Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Jan 6, 2022
Application Fee
$42.55
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Amelia Coyne
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 4014
Email: Amelia.Coyne@viu.ca

Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Jan 6, 2022
Application Fee
$42.55
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Waitlist
No
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Zoe Doiron
Phone: 250-746-3512
Email: Zoe.Doiron@viu.ca

Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 6, 2022
Application Fee
$42.55
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Amelia Coyne
Phone: 250-753-3245 ext. 4014
Email: Amelia.Coyne@viu.ca

Comments

Questions about becoming a student can be directed to the Office of Future Students at 250 740-6672 or email connect@viu.ca.

Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Sep 6, 2022
Application Fee
42.55
Accepting Late Applications
Yes
Testing Required
No
Admissions Assistant

Name: Zoë Doiron
Phone: 250-746-3512
Email: Zoe.Doiron@viu.ca

Comments

Please contact Advising at 250-746-3509 or email advising.cowichan@viu.ca for more information on program or admission requirements.

International

Program Start Date Accepting Applications Campus
Anticipated intake for someone applying today
Jan 6, 2022
Next Intake(s)
  • September 6, 2022

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

Name: Elham Akhoundi and Yuzo Ishida
Email: study@viu.ca

Comments

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

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