Kinesiology students come from many different backgrounds but have a common interest in human structure, function, and performance.
Students who graduate form the kinesiology stream within the School of Human Kinetics have many professional opportunities, including membership in BCAK (British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists), certification as fitness leaders, personal trainers, performance coaches, and advancement into further studies in health, medicine, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, and more. Within the kinesiology stream, there is an opportunity for students to specialize in strength and conditioning. This specialization is recognized through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as an Approved Educational Program (one of only three in Canada). Throughout the Kinesiology program, students are also prepared to write NSCA certification exams for CSCS – Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and CPT – Certified Personal Trainer.
"My time at Trinity Western University was a blessing and a privilege. TWU's School of Human Kinetics is truly unique. Its faculty are not only knowledgeable, but genuinely concerned with the success and joy of their students. The classes are small enough to allow for integrated discussion among students and for genuine relationships to be developed between classmates. I will never forget my time at Trinity Western, the professors who have become friends and colleagues, the classmates who have become peers, or the message of truly caring about the health and wellness of ourselves and others."
- Johann Windt ('12)
Careers in Kinesiology
Predominantly based in function, rehabilitation, and performance, kinesiologists can work in many different settings as
- Exercise therapists
- Personal trainers
- Sport coaches
- Medical doctors