Sport Science

If you want an active career with many different pathways, get started at Douglas with a Diploma in Sport Science. In this 60-credit program, you'll take the first step toward a career in coaching, teaching, health and fitness, leisure and sport administration, or exercise science.

Program highlights

Gain an expert understanding of exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, motor learning, sport psychology, and more. 

Choose from specializations in Kinesiology, Health and Recreation, and Interdisciplinary Studies. For a detailed description of courses required for each specialization, please click here.

Take classes at either the New Westminster or Coquitlam campus


One entry - many paths

  • Begin the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) program in your second year and earn both your Sport Science Diploma and BPEC Degree. 
  • Transfer into the third year of BPEC and prepare for a career in PE teaching, kinesiology or coaching. 
  • Transfer into the third year of degree programs in kinesiology, education, the arts or sciences at universities such as UBC, UVic, SFU and UFV*

*Check the BC Transfer Guide for options. 

Student Success Story

Sport Science student and varsity softball player makes the most of her athletics connections to succeed in school.
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Student Success story Jessie

Sport Science student shoots for big-time success with clothing line and NBA dreams.
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Major league plans


Sport Science new student orientation


Sport Science at Douglas

Want to know what Sport Science is like at Douglas College? Explore the links below to learn more:



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- Admission Requirements
- Courses
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Visit the Program and Course Catalogue and be sure to check the Admissions tab as the Sport Science Department uses a preferential admissions procedure.
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Email the Sport Science Diploma Coordinator
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Douglas College Sport Science is a department member of the American Kinesiology Association.