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General Requirements

Learning Outcomes - Bachelor of Health and Exercise Sciences (B.H.E.S) Program

  • Integrate and apply foundational knowledge to enhance and promote human health.
  • Understand the interdisciplinary nature of human health including psychological, physiological, neuromechanical and socio-cultural aspects of movement.
  • Conduct and interpret assessments of health and fitness for the general population.
  • Understand, critique and apply evidence-based practice to improve the health of society.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Additional learning outcomes for Kinesiology and Allied Health (KAH) Concentration

  • Demonstrate professionalism and leadership in exercise testing and prescription to enhance health and/or recovery from illness and injury.
  • Exhibit extensive knowledge of human anatomy and apply this knowledge in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge, skills and judgment to provide competent services through the continuum of care.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with others to achieve common goals in the provision of kinesiology and allied health services.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical care in working with clients to enhance health and wellbeing.

Additional learning outcomes for Health Behaviour Change (HBC) Concentration

  • Demonstrate professionalism and leadership in working with individuals to change behaviour through the integration of exercise prescription with behaviour change techniques to enhance adherence.
  • Design a health behaviour change intervention based on theory.
  • Understand the role of evaluation within community-based programming through the development of an evaluation plan that incorporates process and outcome evaluation.
  • Apply motivational interviewing techniques in one-to-one behavioural support interactions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to code use of behaviour change theories, constructs and techniques in real-world contexts.
  • Create, implement and evaluate a knowledge translation plan that aims to ensure research is used in practice to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Additional learning outcomes for Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEP) Concentration

  • Understand pathophysiology of chronic health conditions and the role of exercise in the management of these conditions.
  • Conduct and interpret assessments of health, fitness and performance status for healthy individuals, those at-risk of disease and those with one or more chronic condition.
  • Prescribe safe and effective exercise therapy, rehabilitation programs and health and wellness interventions that specifically modify disease and promote long-term health and fitness in individuals living with chronic conditions.
  • Administer safe and effective group and individualized exercise training programs, ensuring appropriate levels of patient care, functional health and exercise monitoring and suitable use of equipment and technology.
  • Design, implement and evaluate evidence-based methods for lifelong health promotion & disease prevention, including implementation of strategies to promote healthy living, physical activity and holistic health through patient, client and community education.
  • Demonstrate leadership and professionalism in the practice of clinical exercise physiology, including knowledge of and adherence to relevant legal, professional and policy standards, as well as skill in clinical communication, teamwork and organizational management.

General Requirements

Prior to registration in HES 401, HES 402, HES 493 and HES 494, students must have a current criminal record check valid in the province where they will be placed for their practicum. This record check must clear the student to work with children and vulnerable adults. Applicants and students who have a criminal record may be required to withdraw from the program.

Students must have Emergency First Aid & CPR C valid until the end of all community placement and/or community practicum requirements.

In addition, students must purchase UBC’s Student Accident Insurance. Detailed information is available on the School of Health and Exercise Sciences website.

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