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 an 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%).
Application must include:
- Official 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.
- Valid First Aid and BLS CPR Certificate
For further information, please check the "Requirements for Professional Kinesiologist" page (found under FOR APPLICANTS tab) for Basic Requirements: Education, First Aid & CPR, and Continuing Professional Education.
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 until applications dated April 30, 2020 or later.
Please note the $50.00 Application Processing Fee is non-refundable.
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 a Tier 2 - International Qualification Assessment (IQAS) through Alberta Government. The purpose of this assessment is to determine the equivalency of your degree with respect to Canadian academia. Cost for these vary case-to-case.
Maternity Leave/Extended Absence
If you are a practicing kinesiologist registered with the AKA, you can change your membership status to inactive if you are planning to go on a maternity leave or extended absence. Your inactive membership will expire December 31 of that year. You must renew your inactive membership to be able to reactive your status upon request.
Those wishing to change their active membership status to inactive will receive a free inactive membership and refund on their membership dues as follows:
$100 from Jan – March
$50 from April – August
$0 from August – Dec
Note: All expired accounts, will face a $100 penalty in order to reactivate your account. This charge is in place to prevent any active members from practicing as a Kinesiologist without an active membership status or null and void insurance.