Human Kinetics Diploma


Program Description

This two-year diploma program is based on a solid foundation of study in the art and science of human movement. Students learn principles, theories and practices in the areas of health and wellness, sport sociology, sport psychology, motor learning, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor development, and human anatomy and physiology. Many graduates go on to complete a degree in human kinetics, physical education or kinesiology. Some apply for professional training in education, medicine, chiropractics, rehabilitation, nursing, massage therapy, or orthotics and prosthetics.

Career Opportunities: Graduates will fulfill a growing need in society for practitioners skilled at supporting healthy lifestyles. Employment opportunities will be found in a variety of settings including education, health, business, sport and recreation.

Diploma Graduate jobs may include: certified personal fitness trainer; group fitness leader; fitness program coordinator; recreation programmer or technician; recreational sport coach; sport event coordinator; or work in sporting goods sales and service or fitness equipment sales and service.

Degree Graduate jobs may include: physical education teacher; kinesiologist; clinical exercise physiologist; strength and conditioning specialist; health and fitness club manager; sport or fitness program supervisor; corporate wellness consultant or community health promotion facilitator; or athletic therapist.

Available on the Penticton Campus only

Transfer Information

Students can transfer up to 60 credits (20 courses or 2 full years) from Okanagan College to another institution. As Human Kinetics and Kinesiology programs vary, it is best to speak with an Education Advisor about how to tailor the program to specific requirements for the transfer institution.

How to Apply

Apply online

For more information please contact an Education Advisor.

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