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Human Kinetics Diploma

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  • Fall

  • Location
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  • Length
    Two Years
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $4474 Total
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1850 Total
  • Credentials
    • Diploma
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted starting on November 1 for entry the following Fall semester, January 16 for the following Winter semester, and February 1 for the following Summer semester. Early application is strongly recommended.

Application Fee: $30

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation (or equivalent)
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old and out of high school for at least one year)

2. English

One of:

3. Math

One of:

  • Pre-Calculus 11
  • Foundations of Math 11
  • Principles of Math 11
  • MATH 011
  • MATH 084 and MATH 085
  • IAGL 011

4. Chemistry

One of:

  • Chemistry 11
  • equivalent Advanced Level ABE Chemistry course

5. Biology

One of:

  • Biology 11
  • Biology 12
  • BIOL 122
  • BIOL 124
  • equivalent ABE Biology course

Note: Biology 12 or BIOL 122 is strongly recommended.

  • Human Kinetics Verification of Experience Form documenting at least one season of competitive sport participation or 50 hours of participation in regular physical activity, within the last five years
  • Human Kinetics Medical Clearance Form that provides clearance for participation in unrestricted physical activity or for participation in progressive physical activity with specific limitations or exclusions

Admission Advice

1. You will engage in vigorous physical activity as part of your laboratory practice and applied methods courses. This involves acting as both a physical activity leader and participant. You are expected to develop and maintain a good level of physical fitness throughout the program.

2. You may be required to travel to off-campus fitness and recreation facilities in the local area and will require appropriate transportation.

3. Several computer-based assignments are included throughout the program. It is recommended that you have basic computer skills before entering the program. You will have access to computers in the college computer laboratories and the library.

English Language Requirements


If English is not your first language, you must submit one of the following (minimum scores):

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 79 (internet based)
  • An academic IELTS overall band score of 6.5
  • A Okanagan College English Language Assessment (OCELA) of 6
  • 70% in each of ELSE 060, ESLW 061 and ESLR 062 for admission to a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Business Administration diploma, Commercial Aviation Diploma or Advance Culinary Arts diploma
  • 60% in each of ELSE 060, ESLW 061 and ESLR 062 for admission to Arts, Science, Computer Information Systems, and Engineering Technology programs
  • 70% in English 12 or equivalent for Business programs
  • 60% in English 12 or equivalent for Arts, Science, Engineering Technology, and most diploma programs
  • 50% in an English literature or composition course at a recognized university or college in Canada
  • Level 5 on the Language Proficiency Index for Business or Level 4 for Arts, Science, technology and most diploma programs
  • A degree or diploma from an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction 

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

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BC Transfer Student

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Out-of-Province Transfer Student

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Mature Student

For details on Mature Student admission check here.


International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

For details on Unclassified Student and Visiting Student admission check here.

How to Apply

For details on applying to Okanagan College check the Become a Student site here.

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