Program Highlights

The Human Kinetics diploma program at Capilano University gives you training in a field that will enable you to create practical, workable solutions that help people live their healthiest lives.

Discover the hidden science behind physical movement, health promotion, and learn more about the human body and its relationship to exercise.

Our Human Kinetics diploma prepares you for a career in exercise physiology, health promotion and leadership, fitness instruction, sport psychology and exercise management.

If you're looking to complete a bachelor's degree, you can transfer your human kinetics credits at CapU to other post-secondary institutions that offer a degree in Kinesiology.

  • Effectively communicate - in written and oral forms - using appropriate health and Human Kinetics terminology where applicable.
  • Describe how physical, social and psychological factors impact the health of an individual and community.
  • Collect, evaluate and interpret health and Human Kinetics research data.
  • Assess, design and implement health, fitness and educational programs.
  • Utilize technology to analyze heath and human movement.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and ethics.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time

First Year

Total credits: 30.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
HKIN 103Active Health3.00 credits
HKIN 125Introduction to Leadership in Health and Physical Activity3.00 credits
HKIN 151Biomechanics I3.00 credits
HKIN 161Leisure and Sport in Society3.00 credits
HKIN 190Anatomy and Physiology I3.00 credits
HKIN 191Anatomy and Physiology II3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:
Elective 100 or 200-level (excluding HKIN)6.00 credits


Second Year

Total credits: 30.00

CMNS 220Advanced Business Writing and Editing3.00 credits
HKIN 230Human Motor Behaviour I3.00 credits
HKIN 231Mental Theories in Sport and Exercise3.00 credits
HKIN 261Health, Policy and Society3.00 credits
HKIN 275Exercise Physiology3.00 credits
HKIN 284Human Growth and Development3.00 credits
HKIN 296Human Kinetics Career Seminar Series3.00 credits
Choose 9.00 credits of electives:
Elective 100-level or higher (excluding HKIN)6.00 credits


Total program credits: 60.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 21, 2019 - May 5, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - May 4, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

Admission Notes

The letter of interest must include the following:

  • The reasons why the applicant is interested in the study of Human Kinetics
  • A brief description of their life experience including volunteer and physical/sporting activity
  • Their career goals

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Have questions about this program?

School of Human Kinetics

604 990 7966
Fir Building, room FR517A

Student Information Services

604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230