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What is a Kinesiologist?

Certified Kinesiologist (CK)
A certified Kinesiologist is an individual who has obtained a Bachelor or Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology or Human Kinetics or a related degree. Certification can be obtained in any one of six Kinesiology Associations currently in operation across Canada. Membership in the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance is then automatic. Any certified Kinesiologist is bound by Professional Standards and Ethics Policies and is accountable to Professional Disciplinary Hearings and Appeals proceedings. A certified Kinesiologist is eligible for professional liability insurance offered through the association.

Newfoundland and Labrador Certified Kinesiologist (NLCK)
A NLCK is a certified member, in good standing, in the Newfoundland and Labrador Kinesiology Association. The certification standards of the NLKA reflect an emphasis on studies in the areas of: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Physiology, and Psychomotor Behaviour. Through the NLKA, only persons with a university degree in Kinesiology or an exercise based degree (upon approval by membership committee) can become a certified member. Any applicant who does not qualify for certification can become an affiliate member. Certified members meet all educational and work requirements, and are eligible for liability insurance. The NLKA also promotes professional development and continued education through the implementation of a mandatory Continuing Education Standards Program.