Types of Membership

BCAK Member

Practicing, Non-Practicing, Academic (including Student) and Associate/Corporate

Membership in the BC Association of Kinesiologists is recognized by healthcare professionals, industry organizations, educational institutions, and government organizations. Kinesiologists focus on human kinetics and are specialists in supporting health and wellness. The BCAK focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of the role kinesiologists play in the health and wellness of British Columbians.

The value of membership in the BCAK is recognized by industry stakeholders - our association is committed to increasing that recognition across many audiences.

We encourage you to find out more about the membership categories available – each is defined below. Once you've decided which membership category best fits your needs, check out the member benefits and what's required to apply for membership.

Practicing (Professional)

A Practicing Member is a person who:

  1. has received a four-year degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada where the degree and institution meet the standard set by the Board, or
  2. has educational qualifications deemed by the Board to be equivalent to a four-year degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary education institution in Canada, and
  3. is employed and/or practices in British Columbia as a kinesiologist, or who wishes to become so employed or practicing, and
  4. meets the continuing education requirements set by the Board, and
  5. is of good moral character.

Non-Practicing

A Non-Practicing Member is a person who:

  1. is not employed or engaged in the practice of kinesiology in British Columbia, who was formerly a Practicing Member, or a person who meets the requirements of Practicing Membership (excluding part "3") and does not practice, and
  2. is of good moral character.

Academic

An Academic Member is a person who:

  1. is enrolled in a course of studies leading to a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada that is recognized by the Board, or
  2. is, or was, employed as a professor, instructor, or member of the faculty of a post-secondary educational institution in Canada that is recognized by the Board, in a faculty or department which offers courses in kinesiology, human kinetics, and related subjects, and
  3. is of good moral character.

Associate/Corporate

An Associate/Corporate Member is a corporation, association, organization, or individual that

  1. operates in the kinesiology industry
  2. supports the purposes of the Society and
  3. demonstrates good moral character.