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Diploma in Kinesiology & Sport Studies Red Deer College



Course info


Kinesiology is the study of the science of movement. The RDC Kinesiology and Sport Studies program offers a 2-year diploma specialization in Fitness and Health Promotion.

The Diploma Program is designed for students who wish to complete a diploma with a focus on Fitness and Health Promotion in order to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required to plan and instruct fitness classes, perform a variety of fitness testing protocols, counsel individuals and groups regarding fitness programs and establish and operate fitness programs in industry, clubs and communities.

If your plans are to transfer to the University of Alberta, Bachelor of Kinesiology program, it is advised to complete the Kinesiology and Sport Studies University Transfer Program as this path is most appropriate for transfer to the University of Alberta.

Students who complete the Kinesiology and Sport Studies Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program are eligible to transfer to the University of Alberta for a Bachelor of Kinesiology; however, additional course work may be required as not all courses within this program will provide transfer credit to the University of Alberta towards a Bachelor of Kinesiology. Transfer to other programs and universities is possible, see an academic advisor. Please speak to an advisor for more information about university transfer from this particular diploma program.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Kinesiology & Sport Studies.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

Year 1: CAN $17,152; Year 2: CAN $17,688; Spring term fee: CAN $3,216 for Year 1 or 2


Jan-21, May-21


Red Deer College

100 College Boulevard,


Alberta (AB),

T4N 5H5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum average of 60% with no mark below 50% in:

  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Biology 30
  • Subject from Group A or C
  • Subject from Group A or C
  • Subject from Group B, C, or Physical Education 30 (5 credit), or Recreation Leadership (REC) Advanced Level-Career and Technology.

Mathematics 30-2 is acceptable for admission as a Group C subject, however only one of Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 30-2 may be used for admission purposes.

Graduation Requirements:

You must complete all courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 with no grade less than D in any course to receive the Kinesiology and Sport Studies Diploma.

Graduation Requirements:

The student must pass all courses and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL (overall score): 83 iBT, 557 PBT
  • IELTS Academic (overall score): 6.5 with at least 5.5 on each band score
  • CAEL (overall score): 60 with at least 55 on each band score
  • MELAB (overall score): 77 with at least 72 on each band score
  • PTE (overall score): 59 with at least 56 on each band score
  • Duolingo English Test: 115

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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