The Certificate in Disability and Physical Activity (DIPA) is offered through a collaboration between the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and Revved Up , an adapted exercise program. The goal of the Revved Up program is to provide world-class, community-based exercise programming that fosters healthy living and quality of life among people living with mobility impairment, intellectual disability and/or cancer. Students in the certificate program will be on the front lines helping to make this goal a reality. Please see more information about the certificate program in the 2019-2020 DIPA Presentation.
Primarily located in the SKHS, and in a satellite location at Providence Care Hospital, students learn about and participate in community-based programming for persons with disabilities. Students in the certificate program will get an opportunity to work closely with persons from a variety of special populations. If you are considering a career in healthcare or working with persons with a disability, you will gain valuable experience in addition to academic skills. In addition, students will:
This certificate program is officially recognized by Queen’s and will be an additional credential noted on students transcripts. The requirements of the certificate program are summarized below.
|Admission requirements||Level 2 or above and a minimum GPA of 2.70|
|Allowable overlap with an Arts and Science degree plan||6.0 units|
|Additional courses required outside of Arts and Science degree plan||9.0 units|
9.0 units x $202.77* per unit (or $608.31 per 3.0 unit course) = $1824.93
|Credential||Queen’s Certificate awarded and noted on student transcript|
HOW TO APPLY
FOR ALL ON-CAMPUS FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE STUDENTS (INCLUDING CURRENT SKHS STUDENTS)
The Certificate program will open for new applications to all on-campus Faculty of Arts and Science students at Queen’s during the Plan Selection period (May 22 – June 2 2023). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to apply for DIPA (no statement of experience or resume are required to apply to the DIPA Certificate). There are a defined number of spaces available for the Certificate. Students will be notified of their application status in June 2023.
FOR ON-CAMPUS NON-FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE STUDENTS (HEALTH SCIENCES, APPLIED SCIENCE, COMMERCE, NURSING)
The Certificate program will open to on-campus non-Faculty of Arts and Science students (Applied Science, Commerce, and Nursing) at Queen’s in early 2023. Please submit applications through Undergraduate Admissions by May 26th, 2023 by going to: https://webapp.queensu.ca/admission/apply/
Application fees will apply through Queen’s Admissions.
FOR ALL APPLICANTS
Students must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.7 AND have level 2 standing to apply. Please note there are a limited number of spots. Although 2.7 is the minimum Cumulative GPA to be eligible, admission cut-offs may be higher.
Placement Requirements for KNPE 336 (Community Field Placement in Disability and Physical Activity) and KNPE 436 (Advanced Placement in Disability and Physical Activity):
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