If you have a passion for exercise, sport, health, and human movement, then Kinesiology may be the program for you!

Kinesiology (sometimes referred to as Human Kinetics) is the study of the human body in motion. Whether you are interested in human movement at the cellular level or the societal level or something in between, Kinesiology is a growing field that offers a variety of careers and educational opportunities.

A diploma or degree in Kinesiology can lead to exciting careers such as:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Coach
  • Instructor
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Massage Therapist
  • Sport Psychologist
  • Biomechanics Specialist
  • Sports Sociologist
  • Writer


All Kinesiology courses are delivered on a semesterized schedule from September to April of each year. Depending on the availability of programming, some academic courses may be offered during the summer or spring semesters.

Courses are delivered face to face through the Cranbrook Campus with some of the courses available online. Please contact us for more information.

Textbooks and Required Resources:

Textbook selection varies by instructor and may change from year to year. You will be provided with a list of the required materials upon registration.

Note: If you are planning to transfer to another institution upon completion of our program, we strongly recommend that you discuss your course selections with an Education Advisor.

Important notes

  • Students wishing to attempt the external certification exams and become a Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology-Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) must take KNES 154/KNES 15X and KNES 270 and complete the Kinesiology diploma.
  • If a student’s goal is to get the diploma in two consecutive years, then they should follow the course sequences prescribed as presented above in each semester. There are no guarantees that a course will be available without schedule conflict if a student takes courses out of the prescribed order.
  • Only two performance courses (154 and 15X) may be counted towards the diploma.
  • Electives should be chosen according to further post-secondary requirements or career/personal interest. STATS 106 is highly recommended as an elective course if a student wishes to pursue a degree in Kinesiology or a related field.
  • Each elective must be a university transferable, 3 credit course.
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated January 16, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 years
7,954 CAD
Domestic — International: CAD$1350 /3 credit course
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