The BCAK membership types are as follows:
'Practicing members' are individuals employed or practicing in British Columbia as a kinesiologist who have completed an approved degree program at a recognized post-secondary institution. Approved degree programs include:
- UBC-V, B.Sc. – Kinesiology and Health Science stream
- UBC-O, Bachelor of Human Kinetics (B.H.K.)
- UFV, Bachelor of Kinesiology degree – Exercise Science
- SFU, B.Sc. – Kinesiology major – Active Health and Rehabilitation concentration
- UVIC, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Kinesiology program
or those who meet the specified BCAK requirements in Pathway 2 (see Applying for Membership).
Non-Practicing Membership is a temporary category of membership that can be held for a maximum duration of two consecutive years and is specifically reserved for those who are not working and are on medical or parental leave. A Non-practicing Member is an individual who was, but is no longer, a practicing member. He or she is not currently employed or practicing in British Columbia as a kinesiologist.
Academic Membership (including students)
An Academic Member is a person who:
a) is enrolled in a course of studies leading to a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada that is recognized by the Board, or
b) is or was employed as a professor, instructor, or member of the faculty of a post-secondary educational institution in Canada that is recognized by the Board, in a faculty or department which offers courses in kinesiology, human kinetics, and related subjects.
An Associate Member is a corporation, association, organization, or individual that supports the purposes of BCAK.