Pathway 1 (Pre-approved Programs)

For those who have graduated from an approved program within Canada

Pathway 1 is for those who have graduated with a degree from an approved academic degree program. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Academic Education: Graduation from one of the Approved Degree Programs. Degree programs are added as they are approved, so please check the drop down menus in the application for the most up to date list.
  2. Have Official transcripts mailed directly to the BCAK office from the Educational Institution to:
    BC Association of Kinesiologists
    PO Box 64777 Sunwood Square Post Office
    Coquitlam, BC V3B 6S0

    sent by email to: or faxed to: (604) 229-8178
  3. Criminal Record Review 'Check' (CRC) clearance
  4. Completed your B.Sc in Kinesiology within two (2) years of applying for membership, or provide 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.
  5. Agree to abide by the BCAK's:

  • Applicants who are applying over 5 years after graduating must also be prepared to submit:
    • a minimum of 100 credit/hours of recent (within the last 5 years) continuing education in a field in which they intend to practice.
  • A letter of intent detailing..
    • 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 field they intend to practice in, which may include explaining subjectively how they meet the scope of practice, including course work and experience
  • A maximum of two professional reference letters from an individual close to the applicant who has known the applicant for more than 1 year and can attest to the applicant's professional acumen, clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills.

* applicants may also be required to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge by passing a BCAK composite exam.

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