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NEW Member Application

Outline

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.

 

For further information, please check the "Requirements for Kinesiologist" page (found under FOR APPLICANTS tab) for Basic Requirements: Education 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 for applications dated April 30, 2020 or later.

 

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

 

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 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.

 

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. 

 

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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.

Proof of enrollment in a Kinesiology or related degree is required.

 

Benefits include: Exclusive student discounts on AKA affiliated events, discounts on products (ex: Fitterfirst), networking and volunteer opportunities, and receive updated Kinesiology-related news. 

 

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 Plan Renewal, or provide proof of satisfying the definition for a Practicing Student Membership. Please see below...

 

PRACTICING STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

In order to take advantage of the practicing student membership you will need to:
 
1) Register for a student membership with the AKA. Note: You will need your registration number to purchase insurance. 
 
2) Once you have registered your student membership, please provide us with your transcript to verify you meet the definition / requirements (outlined below). Transcripts are to be sent via email with subject "Practicing Student Membership Application" to: info@albertakinesiology.ca
 
3)  Once we have confirmed that you meet the definition for a practicing student membership, please contact Zanib at Prolink. They will provide you with a link to allow you to purchase insurance. Their email is: ZinabM@prolink.insure

The definition of a Student in the CKA/ACK E&O Liability policy is as follows:
“Student means an individual student member of a provincial kinesiology association who has completed a minimum of 2 years of study in an accredited kinesiology program at a Canadian post-secondary educational institution that is recognized by the provincial regulatory college, by CKA/ACK or by the provincial kinesiology association.”
 
Additional Protection for Students:
Since Jan. 2020, The Trisura E&O Liability policy offered to enable student members to purchase their own E&O Liability policy in their own name regardless of them working under the direct supervision of the Insured CKA Kinesiology member. The E&O Liability policy is the same program for students as it is for Kinesiologist (click here to download). Additional information on insurance can be found here

 

For questions, please contact us at: info@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. 

 

Benefits include: Exclusive rates on AKA affiliated events, discounts on products (ex: Fitterfirst), networking and volunteer opportunities, and receive updated Kinesiology-related news. 

 

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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