This pathway is for persons who graduated from a Post Secondary degree program NOT listed in the Pathway 1 Approved Degree Programs list, and who have completed all of their education in BC or elsewhere in Canada. Please check the drop down menus in the online application for the most up to date list of approved institutions.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be approved. There is no set order for completing the requirements, however there may be some components which require more time to complete and you may want to address these first.
Have your Educational Institution mail, email or fax your official transcripts directly to the BCAK office:
- By Mail to: BC Association of Kinesiologists, #301 – 220 Brew Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 0H6
- By Email to: email@example.com, or
- By Fax to: (604) 229-8178
Mandatory (Required) Core Courses
Completion of the identified 7 "core" courses in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Prescription and Research Methods, with a minimum "C-" grade in each course (or their equivalent combination) is required. The required course content (syllabus) for each course is detailed on the Core Course content Page.
Applicants who do not meet the core course requirement have the following options to satisfy the requirement;
- Complete the required course at a recognized University/College in Canada and achieve the minimum required grade, or
- Write and pass the BCAK's Core course equivalency exam(s) for the specific course(s) required, achieving a minimum score of 60% overall.
Completion of 16 additional elective courses in the field kinesiology.
- Must have no more than two (2) “D” grades in the 16 additional courses,
- May substitute a maximum of two (2) recognized certifications or training programs as detailed in the (Course Substitutions – Acquired Professional Certification and Training) list.
*Note: submission of individual course descriptions for BC Universities/Colleges is not required if the courses are current and not a directed study course or seminar course. If this applies to you, include the course outline (or a brief description if not available) of the content and learning objectives. Please contact the BCAK office if you are unsure how to proceed.
- Complete and Pass a Criminal Record Review (Criminal Record Check)
- You must have completed your B.Sc in Kinesiology within two (2) years of applying for membership, or provide evidence of 20 hours of ongoing continuing education in the field of kinesiology, acceptable to the BCAK. M.Sc of PhD Kinesiology degree graduates use the date of last degree completion, (if more than 5 years since graduation, see "Delayed Application Requirements" below).
- You must read, become knowledgeable and agree to abide by the BCAK's:
- Code of Ethics (Code of Conduct)
- Professional Practice Standards for Kinesiologists
- Scope of Practice, Reserved Acts and Delegation (including member guidelines)
- Continuing Education Standards Program (CESP)
- Dual Practice Position Statement (when working in more than one allied health field)
Delayed Application Requirements*
Applicants who are applying for membership more than 5 years after graduating must also submit:
Evidence detailing a minimum of 100 kinesiology related continuing education hours completed within the previous 5 years in the area of intended practice.
- A letter of intent outlining:
- Your reason(s) for seeking membership with BCAK and the value you expect to obtain.
- Previous work and/or volunteer experience in the field of kinesiology completed since graduation.
- The area(s) (see: Areas of Practice) which you intend to practice. This should include details on your current competency, explaining how you meet the subjective requirements for the scope of practice. This can include education and knowledge relating to coursework and practical experience.
- Two professional reference letters from persons who have known the applicant for more than 1 year and can attest to the applicant's professional character, clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills.
* Applicants may also be required to pass the BCAK's Core Course Composite examination, as a means to identify their knowledge of core academic knowledge. (additional fee applies)