Frequently Asked Questions

  • Application Information
  • I have completed many credits at another institute. How many credits do I need at Capilano University to complete the diploma requirements?

    You must satisfy at least 50% of the credits for the Diploma of Human Kinetics - D.H.K. program while registered in the program.

    My application was not accepted for the Human Kinetics program. What do I do now?

    On your application form to be sent to the University, you were given 2 choices of majors. The Registrar's Office is notified that your application was not accepted for Human Kinetics and you will then be reviewed for your second choice. We recommend that students apply for the University Transfer program and register for a few Human Kinetics courses and re-apply for the following year to the Human Kinetics program. Make sure that all information is sent in early. 

    I will be graduating from grade 12, how do I register for the Human Kinetics Diploma program at Capilano University.

    If you are graduating from grade 12 and would like to register for the Human Kinetics Diploma program at Capilano University, please mail in an Interim Transcript. This document will provide us with courses you have taken and a grade that you received for your effort. This interim transcript will inform the selection committee of what courses you are presently taking and will assist the selection committee when offering a strong graduating grade 12 applicant acceptance into the program before June. This offer depends on the final examination marks of the applicant. The Ministry of Education will send your final grades to the University Registrar's Office in June. Please ask your high school administration for an Interim Transcript and send it by March 31 directly to the;

    Capilano University Faculty of Global and Community Studies

    School of Human Kinetics
    2055 Purcell Way North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5

     

    Can students not admitted to the HKIN diploma program register for HKIN classes?

    Yes. Students who are not registered in the Human Kinetics Diploma program may register for HKIN courses if space permits.

    What is a complete application?

    A complete application consists of your transcript of marks and registration to the University. You must include a letter of interest and any supporting documentation such as a resume as well as the name and contact information of two references. The references may not be family members and should be able to confirm the details provided in the letter of interest.  All documents must be signed.  Letters may be emailed, faxed or dropped off to the Department of Human Kinetics.

    When is the application dead line?

    The application deadline is March 15 and all documents must be submitted by March 31. 
  • Applying to the CapU School of Human Kinetics
  • My application was not accepted for the Human Kinetics program. What do I do now?

    On your application form to be sent to the University, you were given 2 choices of majors. The Registrar's Office is notified that your application was not accepted for Human Kinetics and you will then be reviewed for your second choice. We recommend that students apply for the University Transfer program and register for a few Human Kinetics courses and re-apply for the following year to the Human Kinetics program. Make sure that all information is sent in early. 

    Will you process my application if you receive it after the deadline?

    Yes, we will process the application, but as of April 1st, we are assigning seats into the program, so there is no guarantee that there will still be room.  The longer there are delays in submitting documentation, the lower the possibilities for admission will be.  

    How long should my Letter of Interest be?

    The Letter of Interest should be 1 to1.5 pages in length, detailing which stream you wish to enter; your involvement in HKIN related work, activities, or volunteerism, and your career objective. 

    I have registered on-line to the University and at that time I explained why I chose to attend Capilano University. I have also expressed why I have chosen Human Kinetics and what my career objective is. Would you accept this as my letter of interest?

    No. Your Letter of Interest is a separate document and must be sent by mail or e-mail to the School of Human Kinetics.

    If I change my address with the Registrar's Office will it be automatically changed in the HKIN dept?

    No, you must contact the HKIN department as well, with your new updated address, phone number and/or e-mail. 

    If you receive my Letter of Interest after March 31, will you still process my application?

    Yes, we will process the application, but as of April 1st, we are assigning seats into the program, so there is no guarantee that there will still be room.  The longer there are delays in submitting documentation, the lower the possibilities for admission will be.  

    If a letter of interest is not sent, will you still process and review my application?

    No. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    Where do I send my Letter of Interest?

    Letter of Interest must be sent to the Human Kinetics Department by mail or by e-mail.

    Can I change my stream of study once I'm accepted into the program?

    Yes, with approval from the Human Kinetics Coordinator and HKIN Faculty.

    Does the program have quotas for special classifications of students? (Mature, Out of Province)

    No

    How many students are admitted?

    80 students are accepted each September
  • Other Information about the School of Human Kinetics
  • Do the Human Kinetics courses at Capilano University transfer to other post secondary institutes?

    Yes.  All courses transfer to UBC.  Many of the courses transfer to UFV, SFU, TRU, UVIC and other institutes as well.  To find out where HKIN courses transfer to, check the BC Transfer Guide.

    If I applied to UBC but have not completed my HKIN Diploma, can I still complete the Diploma there?

    Yes. Please contact Advising at 604-984-4900, email: advising@capilanou.ca or visit the Capilano University Calendar.

    Can I be accepted into the Human Kinetics program as a part time student?

    No. The HKIN program is a full time program of study meaning students are required to complete 9-15 credits per term. 

    When will I know if I have been accepted into the program?

    The selection process begins April 1. Applicants will be informed early to late April. Successful Grade 12 applicants will be given a conditional acceptance to the program, which will be dependent on the outcome of their final examination results.

    When applying to the Human Kinetics Diploma program, do I have to select a stream of study?

    Yes. This must be indicated in your Letter of Interest as well. 

    What pre-requisites do I need to register for 1st year science courses?

    Exercise Science students are required to complete 12 credits of first year science courses in three of the following subject areas: biology, chemistry, math and physics.  Please review the subject pre-requisites by going to the following links:  Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry.

    When are students admitted to the program?

    Students are admitted to the Fall Term, which starts each September.