Certificate in Disability and Physical Activity (DIPA)

The  Certificate in Disability and Physical Activity 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.

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:

  • Strengthen communication and leadership skills
  • Develop a deeper understanding of what it means for people to live with a disability/chronic disease
  • Develop exercise prescription skills with a focus on considerations for people with a disability, and perform program reassessments on Revved Up participants. (The practical component of the certificate has been designed so that students will achieve 3 of the 6 core competencies necessary to pursue the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s Certified Personal Training designation, which students may elect to pursue upon their completion of the certificate program)

 

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

Required Courses

  • HLTH 200/3.0 or KNPE 255/3.0
  • HLTH 332/3.0 or HLTH 402/3.0
  • KNPE 336/3.0
  • KNPE 436/3.0
  • One of: KNPE 335/3.0, KNPE 433/3.0, HLTH 315/3.0, HLTH 403/3.0, HLTH 404/3.0

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

Additional costs

9.0 units x $225.30* per unit = $2027.70

(*2018-19 fees)

Credential

Queen’s Certificate awarded and noted on student transcript

 

Apply:

Applications for the Certificate will be accepted in Winter term 2019 from current students in SKHS (Kinesiology, Physical Education and Health Studies programs). More details will be posted closer to the time. 

The Certificate program will open to all students at Queen’s in May 2019.  There is a defined number of spaces available for the Certificate. Students need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 on 24.0 or more units to be competitive for admission consideration. Applications are ranked, so the actual admission GPA may be higher than the minimum required.

     

    Progression:

    To progress forward to the capstone experience (KNPE 436) in the Certificate, students must:

    1. Maintain a valid Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) and Standard First Aid/CPR-C; and
    2. Earn a minimum grade of a B in each of their internship placement and practical reassessment test components of KNPE 336, and obtain permission of the course coordinator, to be enrolled in KNPE436; and
    3. Complete online material followed by an 8-hour in-person training day (date of which will be given to you upon enrollment in KNPE 436).

     

    Notes:

    • KNPE 336 is offered in the fall, winter and most spring/summer terms. There is a defined enrollment for KNPE 336 for each term. When a student can access KNPE 336 will determine sequencing for KNPE 436.
    • Please note the KNPE 336 requires the completion of the following prior to the start of the course:
      • Online material followed by an 8-hour in-person training day (date of which will be given to you upon enrollment in KNPE 336); and
      • Current Canadian Police Information Check (CPIC) with vulnerable sector screening; and
      • Standard First Aid/CPR-C certification.
    • KNPE 436 is offered in the fall, winter and most spring/summer terms.  There is a defined enrollment for KNPE436 each term.
    • No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be counted toward the requirements of both the Certificate and another program.
    • No more than 6.0 units of core and option courses may be transfer credits from outside Queen’s University.

     

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