BCAK Membership - Practicing Kinesiologists, Academics, Students and Associates
BCAK membership is valued amongst healthcare professionals, educational institutions, and related industry and government organizations. Kinesiologists focus on human kinetics and are specialists in supporting health and wellness. BCAK is a strong and recognizable brand in BC and we encourage you to find out more about the membership categories available – each is defined below.
A Practicing Member is a person who:
a) has received a four year degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary educational institution in Canada where the degree and institution meet the standard set by the Board, or
b) has educational qualifications deemed by the Board to be equivalent to a four year degree in kinesiology from a post-secondary education institution in Canada,
c) is employed and/or practices in British Columbia as a kinesiologist, or who wishes to become so employed or practicing, and
d) meets the continuing education requirements set by the Board, and
e) is of good moral character.
A Non-Practicing Member is a person who:
a) is not employed or engaged in the practice of kinesiology in British Columbia, who was formerly a Practicing Member, or a person who meets the requirements of Practicing Membership (excluding part "c"), but does not practice.
b) is of good moral character
An Academic Member is a person who:
a) is enrolled in a course of studies leading to a bachelors, masters 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, and
c) is of good moral character.
An Associate Member is a corporation, association, organization, or individual that supports the purposes of the Society and is of good moral character.