A Kinesiologist is a health professional (also known as a human movement professional) registered with their provincial kinesiology association.


Kinesiologists are human movement specialists that provide services to the public through the application of sciences such as anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychomotor behaviour (BCAK). Practitioners are required to have completed four-year university kinesiology degree (or equivalent). Kinesiologists must abide by standards set by their provincial association which vary province to province (BC Standards).

Kinesiology solutions are delivered through prevention, objective assessment, and evidence-based intervention (BCAK). They key words here are “evidence-based.” Kinesiologists can specialize in different areas (considering the broad scope of study) but will always apply research to real-world settings. 


The practical experience of a kinesiologist plays a big role in defining their area of practice. For example, a graduate who is experienced in workplace ergonomics will have different skills than one who is experienced in exercise prescription.