Membership Categories

Practicing (Professional) Membership in the BC Association of Kinesiologists is valued by employers, industry consumers, government organizations and educational institutions.

Academic Membership allows university/college students, faculty & staff to stay informed on the profession, and receive member specific benefits.

Corporate Membership provides industry supporters the opportunity to stay informed on the profession along with advertising discounts for kinesiology employers and/or educational course providers.

We encourage you to read more about the membership categories available below along with the membership requirements and list of member benefits.

Practicing (Professional) Membership

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 (Professionally Qualified but currently in Professional/Clinical Practice)

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 and currently does not practice,
  2. Has no intention of practicing for the duration of the year, and
  3. Is of good moral character.

*Non-practicing membership is for applicants who work in a management role and are not directly involved in client care or clinical treatment decision making.

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.

Corporate

A 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.

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