Human Kinetics – Clinical Exercise Physiology

at UBC's

Okanagan Campus

Clinical Exercise Physiology focuses on incorporating exercise, activity education, and skills into patient rehabilitation and chronic disease recovery programs. The program focuses on the advanced study of applied physiology and how exercise, movement, and fitness intersect with disease, fatigue, and disability.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Okanagan
  • Faculty: School of Health and Exercise Sciences
  • Degree: Bachelor of Human Kinetics
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

Human Kinetics focuses on the biophysical and psychosocial dimensions of human movement. The first two years of study are common to each stream of concentration, with your Major determined at the start of the third year.

The Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration focuses on incorporating exercise and activity education and skills into patient rehabilitation and recovery programs for the management of chronic diseases. The program focuses on the advanced study of applied physiology and how exercise, movement, and fitness intersect with disease, fatigue, and disability.

The program can lead to careers as kinesiologists, exercise therapists, clinical exercise physiologists, and personal trainers, among others.

Experiential learning and research

Your Human Kinetics degree includes skill-building labs, practicum opportunities, and co-op placements in order to build a broad foundation for career potential. Your coursework gives you the chance to complete Community Placement Experience, where you will gain practical work experience in a supervised health-/human kinetics-related work setting with a cooperating agency, private business, or industry. You can also take on a Project in Human Kinetics to perform research pertaining to a chosen area of Human Kinetics as agreed upon by a faculty member.

Join the Human Kinetics Student Union on UBC’s Okangan campus to connect with your peers, get involved in advocacy, and gain better access to career resources.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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