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

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2020 (20 SPOTS AVAILABLE) 

Applications for Summer 2020 will be accepted until Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 4:00 pm for all on-campus Faculty of Arts and Science students. To be eligible for the Summer 2020 entry into the DIPA certificate, you must have completed HLTH 200 or KNPE 255 by April 2020.  Students who have not already completed HLTH 332 will also be expected to enoll in HLTH 322 online for summer 2020. Students accepted into the Certificate will be registered into KNPE 336 (on campus) for summer term.

Please email  asc.registration@queensu.ca by the deadline with the subject line: "DIPA summer 2020 application" 

 

ADMISSION FOR FALL 2020- WINTER 2021 

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 in May 2020. Please email  asc.registration@queensu.ca  between May 11-22, 2020 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 early June 2020.

  • Late applications will not be considered.

 

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 2020. Please submit applications through Undergraduate Admissions between January 6 – April 1 2020 by going to:  https://webapp.queensu.ca/admission/apply/

  • Late applications will not be considered.

 

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. 

     

    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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