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What are the different membership types?

The BCAK membership types are as follows:

Practicing Membership

'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

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.

 

Associate Membership

An Associate Member is a corporation, association, organization, or individual that supports the purposes of BCAK.

 

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