Human Kinetics Diploma - Exercise Science

Faculty of Global & Community Studies
School of Human Kinetics

Credential
Diploma

Program Highlights

The Human Kinetics Diploma – Exercise Science stream develops students’ knowledge in the biological and physical sciences and applies it to the study of human movement.

Discover the hidden science behind physical movement and learn more about the human body and its relationship to exercise. Our Exercise Science stream prepares you for a career in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, sport psychology and exercise management. It's suitable for students planning to transfer to UBC to study for a BA in Kinesiology. Many other schools accept our courses for transfer as well.

  • Effectively communicate - in written and oral forms - using appropriate health and Human Kinetics terminology where applicable.
  • Describe how physical, social and psychological factors impact the health of an individual and community.
  • Collect, evaluate and interpret health and Human Kinetics research data.
  • Assess, design and implement health, fitness and educational programs.
  • Utilize technology to analyze heath and human movement.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and ethics.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time

First Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
HKIN 103Active Health3.00 credits
HKIN 190Anatomy and Physiology I3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
BIOL 104Human Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 105Environmental Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 106Introductory Biology I1.50 credits
BIOL 107Introductory Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 110General Biology I4.00 credits
BIOL 111General Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 112Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 113Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 200Genetics I3.00 credits
BIOL 202Nutrition3.00 credits
BIOL 203Introduction to Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 208Ecology4.00 credits
BIOL 210Morphology of Vascular Plants4.00 credits
BIOL 212Invertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 213Vertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 214Cell Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 215Biochemistry4.00 credits
BIOL 222Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 240Pathology3.00 credits
BIOL 300Molecular Genetics4.00 credits
BIOL 305Ecological Principles for Sustainability3.00 credits
BIOL 308Conservation Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 312Human Physiology I3.00 credits
BIOL 313Human Physiology II3.00 credits
BIOL 314Advanced Cell Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 350Natural History of BC3.00 credits
BIOL 351Global Biogeography3.00 credits
BIOL 352Evolution of Life3.00 credits
BIOL 353Brain Health3.00 credits
BIOL 354Physiology of Disease3.00 credits
BIOL 403Microbiology and Immunology3.00 credits
BIOL 408Ecosystem Restoration4.00 credits
PHYS 104Principles of Physics4.00 credits
PHYS 110General Physics I4.00 credits
PHYS 111General Physics II4.00 credits
PHYS 112Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I4.00 credits
PHYS 113Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II4.00 credits
PHYS 114Fundamental Physics I4.00 credits
PHYS 115Fundamental Physics II4.00 credits
PHYS 116Fundamental Physics III3.00 credits
PHYS 200Thermal Physics and Waves3.00 credits
PHYS 201Electricity and Magnetism3.00 credits
PHYS 203Fluid Mechanics I - The Physics of Flow4.00 credits
PHYS 210Physics Laboratory I1.00 credits
PHYS 211Physics Laboratory II1.00 credits
PHYS 218Computational Physics3.00 credits
PHYS 222Mechanics3.00 credits
PHYS 300Environmental Thermodynamics3.00 credits
PHYS 310Environmental Physics Lab4.00 credits

 

Second Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:
HKIN 151Biomechanics I3.00 credits
HKIN 161Leisure and Sport in Society3.00 credits
HKIN 191Anatomy and Physiology II3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
BIOL 104Human Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 105Environmental Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 106Introductory Biology I1.50 credits
BIOL 107Introductory Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 110General Biology I4.00 credits
BIOL 111General Biology II4.00 credits
BIOL 112Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 113Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Health Sciences4.00 credits
BIOL 200Genetics I3.00 credits
BIOL 202Nutrition3.00 credits
BIOL 203Introduction to Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 208Ecology4.00 credits
BIOL 210Morphology of Vascular Plants4.00 credits
BIOL 212Invertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 213Vertebrate Zoology4.00 credits
BIOL 214Cell Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 215Biochemistry4.00 credits
BIOL 222Microbiology4.00 credits
BIOL 240Pathology3.00 credits
BIOL 300Molecular Genetics4.00 credits
BIOL 305Ecological Principles for Sustainability3.00 credits
BIOL 308Conservation Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 312Human Physiology I3.00 credits
BIOL 313Human Physiology II3.00 credits
BIOL 314Advanced Cell Biology3.00 credits
BIOL 350Natural History of BC3.00 credits
BIOL 351Global Biogeography3.00 credits
BIOL 352Evolution of Life3.00 credits
BIOL 353Brain Health3.00 credits
BIOL 354Physiology of Disease3.00 credits
BIOL 403Microbiology and Immunology3.00 credits
BIOL 408Ecosystem Restoration4.00 credits
PHYS 104Principles of Physics4.00 credits
PHYS 110General Physics I4.00 credits
PHYS 111General Physics II4.00 credits
PHYS 112Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I4.00 credits
PHYS 113Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II4.00 credits
PHYS 114Fundamental Physics I4.00 credits
PHYS 115Fundamental Physics II4.00 credits
PHYS 116Fundamental Physics III3.00 credits
PHYS 200Thermal Physics and Waves3.00 credits
PHYS 201Electricity and Magnetism3.00 credits
PHYS 203Fluid Mechanics I - The Physics of Flow4.00 credits
PHYS 210Physics Laboratory I1.00 credits
PHYS 211Physics Laboratory II1.00 credits
PHYS 218Computational Physics3.00 credits
PHYS 222Mechanics3.00 credits
PHYS 300Environmental Thermodynamics3.00 credits
PHYS 310Environmental Physics Lab4.00 credits

 

Third Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:
HKIN 230Human Motor Behaviour I3.00 credits
HKIN 275Exercise Physiology3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits from the following list:
HKIN 241Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries3.00 credits
HKIN 252Contemporary Health Issues3.00 credits
University Transferable 100 or 200-Level Electives3.00 credits

 

Fourth Term

Total credits: 15.00

Required:
HKIN 231Mental Theories in Sport and Exercise3.00 credits
HKIN 261Health, Policy and Society3.00 credits
HKIN 284Human Growth and Development3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
HKIN 112Health and Human Nutrition3.00 credits
HKIN 205Principles of Strength and Conditioning3.00 credits
University Transferable 100 or 200-Level Electives3.00 credits

 

Total program credits: 60.00

Program Notes

Students need to complete twelve credits of first year sciences in three of the four subject areas (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics) in order to graduate from Human Kinetics.

Important Dates

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - May 7, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - May 5, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 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

Program-specific requirements

  • Two reference names
  • Letter of interest

Additional information

Letter of interest should give reasons why the applicant is interested in the study of Human Kinetics and a brief description of career goals.

Program-specific requirements

  • Two reference names
  • Letter of interest

Additional information

Letter of interest should give reasons why the applicant is interested in the study of Human Kinetics and a brief description of career goals.

Admission Notes

The letter of interest must include the following:

  • The reasons why the applicant is interested in the study of Human Kinetics and their chosen specialization (Exercise Science).
  • A brief description of their life experience including volunteer and physical/sporting activity.
  • Their career goals.

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

Apply to CapU

Contact

Have questions about this program?

School of Human Kinetics


604 990 7966
hkin@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca

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