Athletic Therapy

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details about certificates are available here.

This certificate can be earned in conjunction with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) options in Kinesiology & Health Science.

Athletic Therapy specializes in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal disorders (muscles, bones and joints) especially as they relate to athletics and injury caused by physical activity. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm up and conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.

An Athletic Therapist assesses injuries and conditions, uses contemporary rehabilitation techniques, physical reconditioning and supportive strapping procedures to promote healing in order to enable a client to return to an active and productive lifestyle.

Who can take it?

This certificate is open to the following applicants:
  1. current York students in the Kinesiology & Health Science degree program (BA or BSc), or

Students who have already graduated from York University with a Kinesiology degree will not be eligible to apply to the program.

How to apply

Certificate information, application instructions and links to application forms can be found on the School of Kinesiology & Health Science website.

  1. If you are a current York student, contact the Athletic Therapy Certificate office directly about eligibility requirements and how to apply.

York also offers a Kinesiology & Health Science certificate in Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counselling.