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About SKESA

The Saskatchewan Kinesiology and Exercise Science Association (SKESA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to develop, train and promote kinesiology professionals in the exercise science industry - to advocate fitness, performance and health promotion throughout the province of Saskatchewan.

SKESA currently has 220 members in the province, and the association is growing every year.  Members primarily work as Kinesiology Professionals in the province (as CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologists (CSEP-CEPs) or CSEP-Certified Personal Trainers (CSEP-CPTs)).

 

SKESA is a 'CSEP Gold Certified Affiliate Member', meaning that SKESA and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) work collaboratively to serve the CSEP membership in Saskatchewan (which is close to 450 members), representing and promoting the profession and protecting the best interests of CSEP members.

SKESA's Membership Categories include:

 

Kinesiology Professional

A Kinesiology Professional is an individual who has achieved the academic standards (a University degree or College diploma in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Physical Activity Studies or another Kinesiology-based program), and also holds a certification (must be current) with a professional association such as CSEP, ACSM or NSCA.

Kinesiology Professionals are eligible for Professional Liability Insurance for services provided within appropriate scope of practice that accompanies their specific certifications.

Kinesiology Professionals should be in good standing, have the right to attend all SKESA meetings and the right to vote at these meetings.

 

Associate Member

Associate Members are any individuals who have a University degree or College diploma in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Physical Activity Studies or another Kinesiology-based program, who do not hold another certification with a professional association such as CSEP, ACSM or NSCA – but still wish to be kept informed and take part in the activities of SKESA.

Associate Members are not eligible for Professional Liability Insurance without a certification tied to a professional association.

Associate Members should be in good standing, have the right to attend all SKESA meetings and the right to vote at these meetings.

 

Student Member

Student Members are any individuals who are currently enrolled in full-time or part-time Kinesiology studies in a post-secondary institution and wish to be informed and take part in the activities of SKESA. 

Student Members are not eligible for Professional Liability Insurance unless they hold another certification with a professional association such as CSEP, ACSM or NSCA.

Student Members should be in good standing and have the right to attend all SKESA meetings, however shall not have the right to vote.

 

Academic Member

Any individual who is currently employed by a post-secondary institution in a teaching and/or research capacity and wishes to be informed and take part in the activities of SKESA.  Academic members are not eligible for Professional Liability Insurance unless they hold another certification with a professional association such as CSEP, ACSM or NSCA.

Academic Members have the right to attend all SKESA meetings, however shall not have the right to vote.

 

SKESA's members can be further broken down into three seperate streams:

1) Health & Fitness - This stream is dedicated to those involved in areas such as personal training and health and wellness promotion.  The majority of this stream includes the Certified Personal Trainers (CSEP-CPTs)  who work with individuals and/or groups of individuals.  But many Certified Exercise Physiologists (CSEP-CEPs) work in this field as well.

2) Rehabilitation - This stream is dedicated to dealing with issues and topics that pertain to rehabilitation.  This stream includes the Certified Exercise Physiologists (CSEP-CEPs) that work in areas such as exercise therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, ergonomics and disability management.

3) High Performance & Academia - This stream is dedicated to those involved with training athletes and those involved in teaching and research in an academic institution.  CSEP-CEPs and CPTs train amateur and professional athletes, as well as occupational athletes (firefighters and police officers for example).  SKESA members also work at or with the Universities to improve the knowledge of human movement by translating their research into practice, therefore connecting the academic community with those involved in the delivery of health and fitness information.

 

 

Success Stories

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events can now ONLY be viewed by current SKESA members.  If you are not a member and would like to become one - please contact Nadine Howard at SKESA - nhoward@skesa.ca
 

What's New

Please contact CSEP directly now for any questions regarding CSEP-CPT or CEP exams, membership renewals, PDC confirmation and insurance (as per CSEP's request)... Thanks.
 

Human Kinetics Online Courses

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