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Northwestern Polytechnic

Northwestern Polytechnic
The Kinesiology Diploma prepares students for a variety of careers in sport, recreation, health, and wellness by providing a base of knowledge in areas of core competency in kinesiology as established by the Alberta Kinesiology Association. The development of knowledge and skills includes both theoretical and practical experience in a variety of settings and prepares students for employment in fitness centres, leisure centres, senior citizen/retirement complexes, colleges and universities, the private and business sector and provincial, national and international sport associations and events. Upon completion of a Kinesiology Diploma, students may be eligible for transfer to degree programs in kinesiology and related fields.

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10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 4C4, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

The Kinesiology Diploma requires passing grades and an overall average of 60 percent in the following Alberta Education high school courses or equivalents. For course groups, refer to the Classification of Alberta Education Courses.

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Two subjects from Group A or C
  • One subject from Group C (Biology 30 recommended)
  • One subject from Group B, C, Physical Education 30, or Rec Leadership Adv (CTS)
  • Only one language other than English will be accepted

Mature Student Admission

If applicants are 21 years of age or older, by the first day of classes of the term in which admission in sought and do not have a high school diploma, they may still be eligible for admission as a Non-Matriculated Adult (NMA).  Admission to the Kinesiology Diploma program requires passing grades and an overall average of 60 percent on the following Alberta Education high school courses or equivalents:

  • English Language Arts 30-1, and
  • One other 30-level subject from Group A or C (Biology 30 recommended)

Regardless of admission requirements, applicants must still have the high school prerequisites to the courses they require or wish to take in their program.

Part-Time Student Admission

Students may enrol in up to two courses without admission to the program. Upon successful completion of two courses, if students wish to continue in the program, they will be expected to apply to the program and meet all admission requirements. Once students have met all admission requirements and received admission to the program, they will be granted credit for courses successfully completed prior to admission.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,230.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,000.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,533.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Yes

Updated July 31, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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