Pathway 1 (Approved Programs) - Practicing Membership

Pathway for those who have graduated from an approved program within Canada

If you graduate from an Approved Degree Program and apply within 2 years of graduation (see bullet #3 below), you will automatically satisfy the academic requirements for membership. Please follow the link above to check on the current approved degree programs in BC. Both the Institution and Program must match, otherwise you must apply under Pathway 2.

Steps to follow in Pathway 1 Application Process

  1. Contact your Educational Institution(s) and have your "Official Transcripts" mailed to:
    BC Association of Kinesiologists
    #301 – 220 Brew Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 0H6,

    or sent by email to:, or faxed to: (604) 229-8178
  2. Obtain a Criminal Record Review (Criminal Record Check) through the BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General. See: How to Obtain a Criminal Record Review for more details
  3. If you completed your degree more than two (2) years prior to applying for membership, you must provide (submit) evidence of ongoing continuing education, in accordance with the BCAK's Continuing Education Standards Program (CESP). M.Sc of PhD Kinesiology degree graduates use the date of last degree completion.
  4. Upon acceptance, you must agree to abide by the BCAK's:

Delayed Application (for those applying more than 5 years* after graduation)

  • Applicants who apply more than 5 years after graduation must also submit:
    • proof of a minimum of 100 hours of continuing education completed within the immediate 5 year period related to the field in which they practice or intend to practice.
  • A letter of intent detailing;
    • The reasons for seeking membership with BCAK and why it is important to them.
    • Evidence of relevant work and/or volunteer experience related to the field of kinesiology.
    • The area(s) (see: Areas of Practice) which you intend to practice, which may include explaining subjectively how you meet the scope of practice, including coursework and experience.
  • Two professional reference letters from persons known by the applicant for more than 1 year, who can attest to the applicant's professional acumen, clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills.

* applicants applying more than 10 years after graduation from their degree program may also be required to demonstrate their retention of theoretical knowledge by passing the BCAK's Core Course Composite exam, covering the content of the core course exam materials.

Begin your application

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