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

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.

Program Requirements

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 305Ecological Principles for Sustainability3.00 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
CHEM 030Introduction to Chemistry3.00 credits
CHEM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry4.00 credits
CHEM 110Bonding and Structure4.00 credits
CHEM 111Chemical Dynamics and Energetics4.00 credits
CHEM 130Chemistry In Our World4.00 credits
CHEM 154Chemical Principles for Engineers4.00 credits
CHEM 200Organic Chemistry I4.00 credits
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry II4.00 credits
CHEM 204Introduction to Physical Chemistry3.00 credits
CHEM 205Introduction to Bio-inorganic Chemistry4.00 credits
CHEM 206Introduction to Analytical Chemistry4.00 credits
CHEM 250Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers3.00 credits
CHEM 251Physical Chemistry for Engineers3.00 credits
CHEM 252Organic Chemistry for Engineers3.00 credits
CHEM 300Chemistry and Society3.00 credits
PHYS 104Principles of Physics4.00 credits
PHYS 110General Physics I4.00 credits
PHYS 111General Physics 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

 

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 305Ecological Principles for Sustainability3.00 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
CHEM 030Introduction to Chemistry3.00 credits
CHEM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry4.00 credits
CHEM 110Bonding and Structure4.00 credits
CHEM 111Chemical Dynamics and Energetics4.00 credits
CHEM 130Chemistry In Our World4.00 credits
CHEM 154Chemical Principles for Engineers4.00 credits
CHEM 200Organic Chemistry I4.00 credits
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry II4.00 credits
CHEM 204Introduction to Physical Chemistry3.00 credits
CHEM 205Introduction to Bio-inorganic Chemistry4.00 credits
CHEM 206Introduction to Analytical Chemistry4.00 credits
CHEM 250Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers3.00 credits
CHEM 251Physical Chemistry for Engineers3.00 credits
CHEM 252Organic Chemistry for Engineers3.00 credits
CHEM 300Chemistry and Society3.00 credits
PHYS 104Principles of Physics4.00 credits
PHYS 110General Physics I4.00 credits
PHYS 111General Physics 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

 

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 2, 2017 - May 23, 2018

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 9, 2018

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27, 2018 4:00 PM

Application Dates

May 1, 2018 - May 7, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (60%) calculated on English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and two academic Grade 12 courses.

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

Two reference names and a letter of interest giving reasons why the applicant is interested in the study of Human Kinetics and a brief description of career goals.


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

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