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In order to be considered for an Active Membership in the Alberta Kinesiology Association, applicants must have completed a minimum of an undergraduate degree in exercise science (BSc Kin, BPE, etc) from a Canadian AKA recognized tertiary education institution. For international applicants, please see information at the bottom for further details. 

Note: For a course to be included, you must have received a grade equal to or greater than a C- or (55%).

 

Applications must include PDF format of the following:

  • Official (preferred) or unofficial transcripts of all institutions that are to be considered
  • Scanned copy of your official degree - program completion letter can be accepted if prior to convocation date.
  • Course Requirement Checklist - Must be typed and completed. If courses from multiple institutions are used to meet requirements, please indicate which institutions each course is from.

 

For further information, please check the "Requirements for Kinesiologist" page (found under FOR APPLICANTS tab) for Basic Requirements: Education and Continuing Professional Education. In addition, please view our Core Course Descriptions for details on content covered. 

 

The processing time for New Applications is 7-10 business days under normal circumstances - Due to COVID-19 expect a response within 15-20 business days for applications dated April 30, 2020 or later.

 

Please note the $50.00 Application Processing Fee is non-refundable.

 

SPECIAL CASES


Mature Applicants

Applicants who graduated greater than 5 years ago: Requirements include:

  • Proof of 50 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) within the last 5 years, and 1 of the 2 options:
  1. Apply following normal processes outlined above; OR
  2. Provide proof of 1000+ hours worked within one year under one company (ex: tax return) AND 2 Professional  letters of reference outlining work performed and length of employment totaling to a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.

 

Mature applicants are required to pay $100 total for their application fee, as this will be a much more timely process to review. In order to apply as a mature student, please do the following:

 

1) E-transfer $50 (CAD): treasurer@albertakinesiology.ca

2) In your e-transfer, please add note: Mature Student Application Fee. 

NOTE: Once your e-transfer has been sent, a confirmation email will be sent within 2-3 business days.

3) Complete application process as normal (click "Apply Now" below), where you will be prompted to pay the remaining $50 fee through our website provider.


International Applicants

All documents must be in English, for those that are not, you must have them professionally translated. In addition, all academic records (high school and post-secondary) must undergo an " Educational - Tier 2" - International Qualification Assessment (IQAS) through the Alberta Government in order to determine how your credits and credit hours translate. The purpose of this assessment is to determine the equivalency of your degree with respect to Canadian academia. Cost for this assessment is $100 CAD, plus courier fees, and is processed through the Alberta Government website. Once this assessment is complete, please click "Apply Now" and submit your IQAS in place of your international transcripts. Note: A copy of your degree and Course Requirement Checklist is still required.

 

In order to apply as an international student, please do the following:

 

1) E-transfer $50 (CAD): treasurer@albertakinesiology.ca

2) In your e-transfer, please add note: International Student Application Fee. 

NOTE: Once your e-transfer has been sent, a confirmation email will be sent within 2-3 business days.

3) Complete application process as normal (click "Apply Now" below), where you will be prompted to pay the remaining $50 fee through our website provider.


BCAK Membership Transfer

In order to transfer your membership between AB and BC, please attain proof of current membership in good standing by emailing Nick Chapman and Zachary Betts, respectively, at: admin@albertakinesiology.camembership@bcak.bc.ca

In your email please outline your desired date of transfer. You must hold an active membership with your respective PKA to be entitled to this benefit.

 

Interprovincial Practice (BC & AB)

As Kinesiology is unregulated in BC and AB, BCAK and AKA kinesiologists are able to treat clients virtually in both Alberta and BC, excluding ICBC MVA clients (see below). There is also the potential for cross border service for those kinesiologists who live in the border towns along Highways 1 and 3 between the two provinces.  All Kinesiologists are expected to register with the association in the province that they reside in. 

 

ICBC MVA Clients

There are some instances where registration with BCAK is required to treat ICBC motor vehicle clients and bill the corporation directly, but AKA members could still bill the client directly, with the client submitting bills for reimbursement to the corporation. This is only an issue currently while Telehealth treatment is permitted, but will resolve once ICBC reinstates its in-person treatment requirements after the pandemic has resolved. To clarify this instance, please email Daryl Reynolds at: ed@bcak.bc.ca


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Student Member

Student Membership is available to individuals in full-time attendance at an Alberta Kinesiology Association recognized post-secondary institution. Recognized institution list is currently under construction, please email us for clarification: admin@albertakinesiology.ca

 

Required documents for submission:

  • Unofficial transcript (PDF)  as proof of current enrollment in a Kinesiology or related degree stream.

 

Cost: $75

 

Perks of student memberships include:

  • Access to exclusive AKA member discounts and resources,
  • Networking and volunteer opportunities with the AKA,
  • Receive quarterly membership updates to stay informed on the industry, and
  • Exclusive access to student discounts on event registration.

 

Note: This membership on it's own does not provide any scope of practice, as it is not sufficient for anyone currently practicing as a Kinesiologist. If you are practicing as a Kinesiologist, you must apply and register either as an Active AKA Membership, or provide proof of satisfying the definition for a Practicing Student Membership. Please see below...

 

PRACTICING STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS - Coming soon! Email us if you are interested in receiving updates: admin@albertakinesiology.ca

 

 

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Affiliate Member

Affiliate Membership is available to professionals from non-kinesiology related fields with an interest in joining the Alberta Kinesiology Association, or networking among Kinesiology professionals. 

 

Cost: $125

 

Perks of student memberships include:

  • Access to exclusive AKA member discounts and resources,
  • Receive quarterly membership updates to stay informed on the industry,
  • Exclusive access to student discounts on event registration,
  • Learn about exclusive opportunities for students -
  • Internship program in development!

 

Note: This membership does not provide any scope of practice, as it is not sufficient for anyone currently practicing as a Kinesiologist. If you are practicing as a Kinesiologist, you must apply and register as an Active Plan Renewal. Once registered with the AKA, you can change status to inactive account if you would like to maintain your current status with the AKA (ex: Maternity leave or extended absence). 



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