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 satellite locations at Providence Care Hospital and the Kingston YMCA, 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 2023, dates TBC). Please email email@example.com 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 on AND be level 2 to apply. Please note there are a limited number of spots. Although 2.7 is the minimum Cumulative GPA accepted, the admission process is highly competitive, and admission will be given to those with the strongest application.
To progress forward to the capstone experience (KNPE 436) in the Certificate, students must:
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