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Kinesiology (BA)

VIU International, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

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.

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.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • Students must fulfill all the Institutional B.A. degree requirements, including Degree English Requirements.

Years 1 and 2

  • Human Anatomy
  • Dynamics of Motor Skills Acquisition
  • Human Physiology
  • Foundations of Canadian Sport, Health and Physical Activity
  • Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • Six two–credit Kinesiology Activity courses

Degree English Requirement

  • Twenty-seven elective credits
  • These courses fulfill the Lab/Science requirements for the Education program.

Years 3 and 4

  • Applied Exercise Physiology and Prescription
  • Human Wellness
  • Biomechanics
  • Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical ActivitY
  • Applied Leadership in Physical Activity
  • Three credits of upper–level KIN electives
  • Twenty-four upper-level elective credits
  • Eighteen elective credits

  • 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

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