University of the Fraser Valley

Kinesiology students seek fitness clients for clinical course

Kinesiology students seek fitness clients for clinical course


Are you an adult with a clinical medical condition who would like a little help with fitness planning?

KIN 463, Clinical Exercise Therapy, is the final course that students graduating in the exercise science stream of kinesiology complete in order to understand how to counsel and apply exercise testing and prescription to individuals that have one or multiple clinical conditions. Students who are enrolled in this course are seeking clients to work with in the upcoming semester.

A clinical condition can be defined as any disease or disease process that impacts the client’s health risk or how one would exercise in order to ensure programming is safe and effective. This can include conditions such as; obesity, hypertension, type 1 and/or 2 diabetes, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, or cancer, amongst others.

We are looking for individuals who would like this experience of working with students and receiving exercise programming in line with current public health restrictions (therefore mostly virtually or with appropriate physical distance measures in place if within bubble). This is an important term project that allows students to truly understand the experience of clinical exercise programming as well as the behavioral challenges behind exercise engagement. You can expect the student team to be interacting with you throughout the term and providing an appropriate exercise prescription lasting 6-8 weeks. The course runs May-mid August.

If you are interested please contact Amber Johnston at, please provide a short description of your clinical condition. We are looking for volunteers who will be ready to start in the programming process by mid May. It’s a great opportunity for you, and the students!