Program Highlights

Build the skills to help people live healthier lives in the Bachelor of Kinesiology program at Capilano University.

As Canada’s population ages and becomes more health-conscious, the career opportunities for people with a background in kinesiology are stronger than ever.

Growing career paths include exercise kinesiology, physiology, health promotion and leadership, personal training and more.

During the program, you’ll take courses in a variety of disciplines relating to health, including anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, leadership, health promotion, career and professional preparation, research methods and ethics.

Starting in your third year, you’ll choose your specialization: exercise science or health promotion. From here, you will expand your knowledge in advanced courses in your area of interest while being supported and mentored one-on-one by CapU’s expert faculty.

Before you graduate, you’ll take part in career and professional preparation courses, field studies and a capstone course, ensuring you’ll be ready to start working to make your community healthier as soon as you finish your degree.

Please note: After two years, you have the option of exiting with a diploma.
  • Combine anatomical, physiological, and health knowledge to demonstrate competence and practical skills in health, clinical, or rehabilitation settings.
  • Apply effective networking practices to develop industry connections and build professional relationships in the fields of health and kinesiology.
  • Assess, design, and implement prevention and rehabilitation programs as they relate to healthy living and chronic disease inclusive of exercise management in public and private settings.
  • Proficiently utilize kinesiology specific technology in research, therapy, clinical or public health settings.
  • Apply knowledge to make decisions based on research, best practices, and emerging health information.
  • Create culturally safe practices and demonstrate humility and integrity as they relate to the prevention of ill health, and the rehabilitation of all peoples.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-time or part-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4514 $1638 $6152
Year 2$4371 $1638 $6009
Year 3$6641 $1638 $8279
Year 4$7314 $1638 $8952
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$22840 $6551 $29392

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

Year One - Lower Level Requirements

Total credits: 30.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
KINE 103Active Health3.00 credits
KINE 125Introduction to Leadership in Health and Physical Activity3.00 credits
KINE 151Biomechanics3.00 credits
KINE 161Leisure and Sport in Society3.00 credits
KINE 190Human Physiology I3.00 credits
KINE 191Human Physiology II3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:
KINE100 or 200-level3.00 credits
Electives 100 or 200-level (excluding KINE)6.00 credits


Year Two - Lower Level Requirements

Total credits: 30.00

CMNS 220Advanced Business Writing and Editing3.00 credits
KINE 206Applications of Functional Anatomy3.00 credits
KINE 230Human Motor Behaviour I3.00 credits
KINE 231Mental Theories in Sport and Exercise3.00 credits
KINE 261Health, Policy and Society3.00 credits
KINE 275Exercise Physiology3.00 credits
KINE 296Kinesiology Career Seminar Series3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:
KINE100 or 200-level3.00 credits
Electives 100-level or higher (excluding KINE)6.00 credits


Year Three and Four - Upper Level Requirements

Total credits: 60.00

KINE 301Research Methods in Kinesiology3.00 credits
KINE 302Data Analysis3.00 credits
KINE 329Ethics in Kinesiology3.00 credits
KINE 396Career and Professional Preparation3.00 credits
KINE 397BKIN Field Studies I3.00 credits
KINE 499BKIN Capstone3.00 credits
Choose 12.00 credits from the following list:

Students must chose one of the following concentrations (12 credits):

Exercise Science: -KINE 317 Lab Techniques in Exercise Science -KINE 320 Physiology of Healthy Aging -KINE 375 Advanced Exercise Physiology -KINE 390 Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy12.00 credits
Health Promotion: -CMNS 355 Intercultural Communication -KINE 325 Leadership in Health and Physical Activity -KINE 331 Health Behaviour Change -KINE 335 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation12.00 credits
Choose 30.00 credits of electives:

Elective credits may include KINE. At least 15 credits must be 300-level or higher and at least 12 credits must be outside of KINE.


Total program credits: 120.00

Program Notes

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Students specialize by completing 12 upper-level credits in one of the following areas:

-Health Promotion Concentration: CMNS 355, KINE 325, KINE 331, KINE 335

-Exercise Science Concentration: KINE 317, KINE 320, KINE 375, KINE 390

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 16, 2020 - Jun 1, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - May 3, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

Admission Notes

The letter of interest must include the following:

  • The reasons why the applicant is interested in the study of Kinesiology.
  • A brief description of why they have chosen Kinesiology as a career path, career goals, volunteer positions with the number of hours, life experience (work, travel, injury/illness) and their health and physical activity.

The two reference names:

  • Please provide title and position of reference with a telephone number and email address.
  • Examples include employer, coach, teacher or volunteer coordinator (no family or friends).

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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